Submission of Trekking Itineraries for Climbers in Nagano Prefecture

Surrounded by mountains that reach heights of over 3000 meters, Nagano Prefecture is known as “the Roof of Japan.” This mountainous prefecture is a perfect example of Japan’s natural beauty, with highland plateaus, verdant forests, and clear freshwater streams. Mountain climbing and trekking thrive here, with an abundant and diverse set of mountains that can be enjoyed by hikers of all levels.

The majestic mountains of Nagano Prefecture are great attractions. However, without a careful trekking itinerary, hikers may find themselves lost or face other unnecessary difficulties. By researching the trail in advance, and creating a trekking itinerary that factors in course times, necessary equipment, and inclement weather, mountain emergencies can generally be avoided.

When making your trekking itinerary and also during climbing, be sure to keep the following points in mind:

The Purpose and Benefits of Submitting a Trekking Itinerary

For these reasons, beginning July 1st, 2016, new mountain climbing regulations enacted in Nagano Prefecture have made it necessary to submit trekking itineraries.

Mountains that Require a Trekking Itinerary

In Nagano Prefecture, it is necessary to submit a trekking itinerary if you wish to pass the designated mountain trails (sections that appear on the list from trailhead to summit etc.)

Major Mountain Ranges on the List

Northern Japan Alps Mt. Shiroumadake, Mt. Karamatsudake, Mt. Yari, Mt. Oku-Hotakadake, etc.
Southern Japan AlpsMt. Kaikomagatake, Mt. Senjogatake, Mt. Akaishidake, etc.
Central Japan AlpsMt. Kisokomagatake, Mt. Hokendake, Mt. Utsugidake, etc.
Mt. YatsugatakeMt. Tateshina, Mt. Tengudake, Mt. Akadake, etc.
Shiga / NaebaMt. Iwasuge, Mt. Naeba, etc.
TogakushiMt. Togakushi, Mt. Kurohime, Mt. Iizuna, etc.
Nagano-Gunma BorderMt. Azumaya, Mt. Asama, etc.
OkuchichibuMt. Kobushigatake, Mt. Kinpo, etc.
Mt. OntakeMt. Ontake

How to Submit Your Trekking Itinerary

Web Submission – through the mountain and nature network site “Compass”

Paper Submission

Print out the form above, and fill it out either in English or Japanese.