(トムラウシ山) Mt. Tomuraushi Hike

Yikes. This is a very remote mountain. 

Budget: JPY16,720 (~USD158)

  • JPY12,720. Train, Kushiro Station <> Shintoku Station (JPY6,360 one way).   
  • JPY4,000. Bus, Shintoku Station < > Tomuraushi Onsen.

Hike Date / Difficulty (Elevation: 2,143m / 7,031ft)

  • 2021
  • Difficulty: 5 out of 5.
  • Route below is around 22.6kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲2,032m/ ▽2,032m (10h40m)
  • Map Link

When to Go

When I was checking the logs, there was one as early as March (just one who's brave enough), and a lot til October. So I'd say don't do it between November and March. 

Special Notes

  • Loop of Mt. Asahi - Mt. Tomuraushi - Mt. Tokachi means a four day-3 night hike, covering around 63.7kms, with an elevation change of ▲4,899m/ ▽4,977m. 
  • Trailheads. Only one really, Tomuraushi Onsen. But the access difficulty and required ascent makes it much more efficient to do the loop mentioned above. 
    • Tomuraushi Onsen (トムラウシ温泉). Only one with public transportation access, if you can even call it that. 
      • Train to Shintoku Station.
        • From Obihiro Station, JPY2,130, 31 minutes. (via Obihiro Airport). Earliest ETA: 07:16am. 
        • From Kushiro Station, JPY6,360, 129 minutes (via Kushiro Airport). Earliest ETA: 08:34am. 
        • From Ashikawa Station, you'll have to go to Sapporo Station.
        • From Sapporo Station, JPY6,360, 121 minutes. Earliest ETA: 08:49am. 
      • Shuttle, Shintoku Station (新徳駅) to Tomuraushi Onsen (トムラウシ温泉)
        • via Shuttle. 
          • Not operational for 2020.
          • Reservations needed. Website here.
          • Two buses a day: 08:45am and 04:15pm (which means if you are coming from Sapporo Station, you won't make it) 
        • via an Inn's pick up service (東大雪荘). Those staying in the inn can use the shuttle service, which is only available when the shuttle above is not in operation.  
    • Kuchanbetsu (クチャンベツ沼ノ原登山口). No public transportation. 
    • Tapun-tomuraushi Onsen (ヌプントムラウシ温泉). No public transportation. If you want to take a taxi, it'll be around JPY15,000 one way. 

Itinerary

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