Asahi-Dake

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Asahi-Dake

Watch steam rise from Hokkaido’s tallest peak, follow trails past pretty alpine vegetation, admire the scenery at mirrored lakes and ski on miles of backcountry terrain.

Flourishing with wildflowers in summer and a haven for skiers in winter, Asahidake is a popular year-round destination for outdoor pursuits. Reaching a height of 7,510 feet (2,290 meters), this active stratovolcano dominates Daisetsuzan National Park and is the tallest peak on Hokkaido. Asahidake last erupted in 1739. Today it is considered a safe environment for tourist activities.

Ride the Asahidake Ropeway high above forested hillsides to Sugatami Station. From here, a 1-hour walking trail takes you to lakes and viewpoints. The scenery changes dramatically according to the season. Marvel at brightly colored alpine flowers in spring and summer, appreciate the fall foliage and tramp through thick snow in winter. Stop at the ponds and lakes to see hills reflected perfectly in the placid water.

Add more adventure to your visit by continuing to walk for 2 to 3 hours to the mountain’s summit. Appreciate the gorgeous panoramic views of Daisetsuzan National Park, which the Ainu people call Kamuimintara (Playground of the Gods). See steam blowing from volcanic vents, smell the sulfur and spot sun pillars. After your hike, visit the Asahidake Hot Springs, a great place to soothe aching muscles.

Snow falls heavily on the mountain from mid-December until late March. Bring your skis, snowboard or snowshoes to enjoy the wild backcountry terrain. Facilities are limited on the mountain so it may be just you and the snow of an exhilarating off-piste playground. Rent equipment, if needed, at the onsen village located at the base of the ropeway.

The mountain is just a 1-hour drive from Asahikawa. Drivers can park in the lot at the ropeway’s base station. Alternatively, use the bus service from Asahikawa Station to the village.

Asahidake is open year-round and a fee is applicable to ride Asahidake Ropeway. Information about the mountain and activities is available at Asahidake Visitor Center. Find campgrounds, hotels and guesthouses to suit various budgets in the onsen village.

Top Hotels Close to Asahi-Dake

K's House Hokkaido - Asahidake Onsen Hostel
K's House Hokkaido - Asahidake Onsen Hostel
2 out of 5
Higashikawacho, Yukomambetsu, Higashikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥8,182 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located near the slopes, this Higashikawa hostel is in the mountains, within 9 mi (15 km) of Asahidake Ropeway and Daisetsuzan National Park, and close to winter ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (34 reviews)
Great place!
"This is a really good hotel! Friendly staff, clean rooms and there is an excellent kitchen to prepare your food. The Onden is very nice and feels amazing after a hike on the Asahidake mountain."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

K's House Hokkaido - Asahidake Onsen Hostel
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Bear Monte
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Bear Monte
3.5 out of 5
Asahidake Onsen, Higashikawa, Hokkaido
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Asahidake Ropeway and 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from Daisetsuzan National Park. Higashikagura Forest Park ...
4/5 Very Good! (181 reviews)
"This hotel is a snowboarders dream. Ski in ski out, breakfast and dinner included and all-you-can-onsen. We were so sad to leave!"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

Asahidake Onsen Hotel Bear Monte
La Vista Daisetsuzan
La Vista Daisetsuzan
4 out of 5
Asahidake Onsen, Higashikawa, Hokkaido
Situated in a national park, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Asahidake Ropeway and 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from Daisetsuzan National Park. Higashikagura Forest Park ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (214 reviews)
"Rooms are a little old but the overall environment is really nice"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

La Vista Daisetsuzan
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K's House Hokkaido - Asahidake Onsen Hostel
K's House Hokkaido - Asahidake Onsen Hostel
2 out of 5
Higashikawacho, Yukomambetsu, Higashikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥8,182 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
K's House Hokkaido - Asahidake Onsen Hostel
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Bear Monte
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Bear Monte
3.5 out of 5
Asahidake Onsen, Higashikawa, Hokkaido
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Bear Monte
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La Vista Daisetsuzan
4 out of 5
Asahidake Onsen, Higashikawa, Hokkaido
La Vista Daisetsuzan
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Deer Valley
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Deer Valley
3.5 out of 5
Asahidake Onsen, Higashikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥14,152 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Deer Valley
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomansou
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomansou
3 out of 5
Asahidake Onsen, Yukomanbetsu, Higashikawa, Hokkaido
Asahidake Onsen Yumoto Yukomansou
JapaneseStyle Studio Room with Fullsize Kitchen / Kamikawa-gun Hokkaido
JapaneseStyle Studio Room with Fullsize Kitchen / Kamikawa-gun Hokkaido
Higashikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture
JapaneseStyle Studio Room with Fullsize Kitchen / Kamikawa-gun Hokkaido
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Deer Valley
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Deer Valley
3 out of 5
Asahidake-onsen, Higashikawa-cho,, Kamikawa-gun, Higashikawa, Hokkaido
Asahidake Onsen Hotel Deer Valley
Sounkyo Onsen Choyo Resort Hotel
Sounkyo Onsen Choyo Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Souunkyou Onsen Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥10,582 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Sounkyo Onsen Choyo Resort Hotel
Sounkyo Kanko Hotel
Sounkyo Kanko Hotel
3 out of 5
Sounkyo Hot Spring Resort, Kamikawa, Hokkaido
The price is ¥16,909 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Sounkyo Kanko Hotel
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