Ropeway Operation status

Ropeway service is suspended for today.

Ropeway operation hours for tomorrow2024/02/23

First run

Last run



Image from the Summit station(Click to enlarge image)

All images are provided
by Photo Town Higashikawa


Current Status of Mt.Asahidake

Current Weather Conditions at Sugatami Station (altitude 1,600m)

February 22, 2024 2:00 pm

Weather Cloudy
Temperature -16℃
Wind Speed 7m/s
Visibility Clear
Snow Depth 200㎝

About climbing the Daisetsuzan mountain range

While now it is the popular season to enjoy hiking in the Daisetsuzan Range,visitors are reminded to double check the mountain conditions before you leave to prevent accidents. It should be noted that the weather is unsteady and can change rapidly.Even if it is sunny when you start to climb the mountain, it is not unusual that the weather will suddenly change and the vision can become blurry. During hiking or climbing, if you think that "I do not know the route" or "I got lost" please call the police for help immediately as it is the sign of mountain distress. Please call 110 to report an accident to the police call center for rescue. Careful planning and adequate equipment for winter mountain climbing is required in order to prevent accidents. Always check the local weather and avalanche forecasts before you climb.


Fares (incl. consumption tax)

Fares for individuals Regular season (Oct.21 to May.31) Peak Season (Jun.1 to Oct.20)
Round-trip One-way Round-trip One-way
Junior High School students and older Regular season (Oct.21 to May.31) 2,400 yen 1,400 yen Peak Season (Jun.1 to Oct.20) 3,200 yen 2,000 yen
Elementary students Regular season (Oct.21 to May.31) 1,600 yen 1,000 yen Peak Season (Jun.1 to Oct.20) 1,600 yen 1,000 yen

Other Fares

Fares for groups Regular season (Oct.21 to May.31) Peak Season (Jun.1 to Oct.20)
Round-trip One-way Round-trip One-way
Junior High School students and older (General) Regular season (Oct.21 to May.31) 2,200 yen 1,300 yen Peak Season (Jun.1 to Oct.20) 2,900 yen 1,800 yen
Elementary students (General) Regular season (Oct.21 to May.31) 1,450 yen 900 yen Peak Season (Jun.1 to Oct.20) 1,450 yen 900 yen
Special Fares for Disabled People
(a disability certificate must be shown)
Regular season (Oct.21 to May.31) Peak Season (Jun.1 to Oct.20)
Round-trip One-way Round-trip One-way
Junior High School students and older Regular season (Oct.21 to May.31) 1,200 yen 700 yen Peak Season (Jun.1 to Oct.20) 1,600 yen 1,000 yen
Elementary students Regular season (Oct.21 to May.31) 800 yen 500 yen Peak Season (Jun.1 to Oct.20) 800 yen 500 yen
  • Note:
  • ※Children under elementary school age (infants and toddlers) are free of charge. (Limited to one child per adult.)
  • ※Guides for individuals or groups will be charged as adults.
  • ※In order to prevent mountain accidents, purchase of upward-bound one-way ticket (From Base station to Sugatami station) are not available after 4pm from June to August and after 3pm from the end of August to October. (The dates and times are subject to change.)
  • ※Assistants to disabled people are eligible for the special fares for disabled people (one assistant per disabled person) if the disabled person’s certificate specifies that nurse care is required.
  • ※An extra charge may be added for taking bigger size belongings onto the tram car. In some cases, taking the belongings in the tram car may be refused.
  • ※Drivers for sightseeing taxi may ride free of charge if advance notice is provided. Those who do not provide advance notice will be charged.

Mt.Asahidake Ropeway Timetable



We sell Hokkaido limited confections and Asahidake original goods, such as beer, bin badge, and cookies.
Food corner provide deer sausage, ice cream made of milk in Tokachi, and so on.


There are many options in our menu. We use local fresh ingredients, and every dish is filling.
Curry with seasonal vegetables which are of Higashikawa origin is the most popular dish in the restaurant!


The shop is Open during June to October. Our featured products are Mountain Croquette and Organic Coffee.
Mountain Croquette is sold exclusively here. Organic coffee is brewed with meltwater from Asahidake.

[July to mid-October]

In July, snow is still melting since June along with alpine plants are scattered everywhere and this scene gives us the realization that spring has finally come to Daisetsuzan. This time of the season is very special because the spring landscape transforms into a summer landscape all at once. Naturally, this transition can only be enjoyed for a limited time. The walking course shows the beauty of Daisetsuzan’s full-length. The Ainu people called the mountaintop of Daisetsuzan KAMUIMINTARA, which means the garden where Gods play. It takes approximately 1 hour to walk all the way around Sugatami Pond. We hope that you will enjoy this special walking trail.

Time required / distance

Approximately 1 hour around the pond / approximately 1.7km (1mile)

The time taken to walk the course can vary greatly depending on weather conditions and personal fitness. Please note the time above is only for reference.

Mountain gear

Mountain shoes or shoes with thick soles, waterproof outfits or long- sleeved jacket, etc.

※Boot rentals are available at Summit station. For more information, please feel free to ask the staff.


Location Asahidake Onsen Higashikawa-cho, kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido, Japan 071-1472
mapcode796 861 007*30
Inquiries by phone


Self-drive tourists

Travel Time By Car From The Followings

Hokkaido Expressway Exit
Asahikawatakasu IC(Interchange) 1 hour 30 min.
Asahikawakita IC(Interchange) 1 hour 20 min.
JR Train Station
JR Asahikawa Station 1 hour 10 min.
JR Sapporo Station 3 hours
Asahikawa Airport
Asahikawa Airport 60 min.
Asahiyama Zoo 60 min.
Golf Course
Cote Asahikawa Country Club 50 min.
Blue Pond (Aoiike) 60 min.
Higashikawa “Michikusakan” 40 min.
Biei 40 min.
Furano 1 hour 30 min.
Onsen (Hot Spring/Spa)
Shirogane Onsen 1 hour 10 min.
Sounkyo Onsen 2 hour 30 min.

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