Mt. Shiroumadake is 2932m (9619ft) above sea level, and a popular mountain for walking on the largest snowy gorge in Japan.
I will introduce you to Japanese wilderness for 4 days trekking that starts from Tokyo buy bus.
- Express BusShinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal バスタ新宿 (Basuta Shinjuku)
Hakubacho 白馬町 Bus Stop
It takes 5h 10m.
Fare: One-way 3700 - 6600 yen
This terminal is located beside Shinjuku 新宿 Station in Tokyo.
- Local BusHakuba-eki (station) 白馬駅 Bus Stop
Sarukura 猿倉 Bus Stop
It takes 27m.
Fare 1000 yen
- TrekkingSarukuraso 猿倉荘 (Lodge)
Hakubajiri Goya 白馬尻小屋 (Lodge)
1h 30m walking
Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal バスタ新宿 (Basuta Shinjuku)
After you get off the express bus you need to quickly walk to the next bus stop in front of Hakuba 白馬 Station.
Hakuba Station 白馬駅.
Take the local bus. (No reservation)
There are some bus stops in front of Hakuba 白馬 Station. Find the bus stop for Sarukura 猿倉.
Click this menu on the website (in Japanese) above...
Hiking Information Center at the lodge 登山相談所
Entrance of Mt. Hakubadake 白馬岳登山口
Chubusangaku National Park: Sarukura
Beer, Coffee, etc.
Food is available between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Curry rice, Noodles, etc.
1560m (5118ft) at the lodge
There is a camping site and bathroom. (No reservation for camping)
Camping fee 1000 yen / person
My friend and I brought camping equipment and food.
Photos were taken in August 2013.