The small town of Asahidake Onsen sits at the foot of Daisetsuzan's highest peak, Mt Asahidake, and is the ideal location to base yourself while exploring this beautiful part of Japan.
The resort is thoughtfully landscaped, and offers a number of pleasant strolls along wooded trails between the hotels and guesthouses.
The Asahidake Ropeway (cable car) heads up from the top of the town to the 4th station and runs year round for hikers in the summer and skiers in winter.
Whatever level of activity you enjoy this is a very relaxing spot to come and appreciate the fine scenery of Japan's largest national park, and the relative inaccessibility of the area means it is mercifully less cluttered by the usual tour bus traffic than other parts of the island.
Suggested itinerary featuring Asahidake
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Asahidake, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Asahidake
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Accommodation choices for Asahidake
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Asahidake. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Hotel Bearmonte has excellent hot spring bathing facilities and is ideally located directly opposite the Visitor Centre and two minutes walk from the cable car station.
Ideas for experiencing Asahidake
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Asahidake, and which use the best local guides.
From Asahidake Onsen the cable car ride to the midway point of Mt Asahidake is the main attraction, and deservedly so — the views get more and more breathtaking the higher up you climb.View details