Sacred Mt. Myoko Pilgrimage Route Tourwith a Professional Mountain Guide

2 days 1 night


Price: ¥ 58,000 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Niigata / Niigata

2 days 1 night

Activity Level

Technical Level


Mt. Myoko (top 100 mountain of Japan) in the Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park has long been considered a sacred mountain where spirits and gods live, as well as a place of worship and for “Shugendo” religious training. Participants of this tour will retrace the paths taken by pilgrims of Mt. Myoko since ancient times, starting from Sekiyama Shrine, a place of worship for Mt. Myoko that has long been used by the residents of its neighbourhoods.

On Day 1 the scene will be set with a tour introduction from a local guide recounting tales of the history of the shrine and of mountain worship. You will then follow a beautiful tree-lined route to the Tsubame Onsen area with a local, professional mountaineering guide.

On Day 2, the guide will take participants to the peak of Mt. Myoko, via the waterfalls, ponds, small shrines, and rocks that have been considered sacred since ancient times. Retrace the footsteps of local ancestors as you ascend the rugged trails of this great sacred mountain and admire the fabulous variety of views and panoramas.

Price Per Person

58,000 JPY/person

Clothing/Wha to bring

  • Appropriate clothing and boots for mountain climbing (cotton underwear not recommended)
  • Full rain gear
  • Backpack
  • Soft drink (1-2 liters/day)
  • Lunch
  • Energy snack
  • Cold weather protection
  • Head light
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel (if you will take a bath afterwards)

Customer Review

Day1: “The explanations given by our friendly and knowledgeable guide gave us a real flavor of Japan’s past, and a sense of the historical context and value of this spiritual site.”

Day 2: “Mt. Myoko certainly deserves its status in the top 100 mountain of Japan. What a wonderful hike!”

Included in the fee

  • Guide fee
  • Translator fee
  • Shrine stamp
  • Copies of an ancient pilgrimage route, and the letter of permission
  • Accommodation fee (1night)
  • Meals (1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
  • All travel from tour start point to finish point

Not included in the fee

  • Transportation to tour start point and from finish point
  • Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country)
  • Anything else not specified
    (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)




2 days 1 night

Age / Height:

6 yrs~70 yrs

Meeting Point

Sekiyama Shrine
15 minutes’ walk from Sekiyama Station

Disbanding Point

Mt. Myoko Tsubame Onsen Trail Entrance
35 mins by bus to Sekiyama Station

Program Availability



2 – 8 people

Application Deadline

30 days in advance

Agent Name

Heartland Japan


Day 1

  • Enjoy the knowledgeable explanations of a friendly local guide.
  • Enter the main shrine building, which is normally closed to the public, and view the treasures and relics of the mountain of worship.
  • Stamp of Sekiyama Shrine seal (go-shu-in).
  • Receive copies of papers dating back from the Edo era (16th-18th) showing a map of the ancient pilgrimage route, and the permit allowing pilgrims to make the climb.
  • Night in an hot-spring onsen area to refresh and relax.
9:15Meet at Sekiyama Shrine
9:30~11:00Shrine and garden tour
11:00~12:00Lunch* (at Sekiyama Shrine)
12:00~13:35Trek (Sekiyama Shrine to Myoko Seishounen Shizen no Ie)
13:35~13:50Break (Myoko Seishounen Shizen no Ie)
13:50~15:20Trek (Seishounen Shizen no Ie to Kyuukamura Myoko)
15:20Break (Kyuukamura Myoko)
15:56Kyuukamura Myoko to Tsubame Onsen (by bus)
16:05Arrive at Tsubame Onsen, Check in

Meal / Accomodation

Lunch, Dinner

Activity Level


From Sekiyama Shrine, you will walk along the Chubu Hokuriku Nature Trail (including some paved sections). There are no steep slopes.

Technical Level


This trail has gentle slopes, some paved sections, and is generally easy to walk.


Room typeShared room with tatami floor ( 2~3 ppl per room)
(An extra charge for private rooms)
BeddingJapanese futon
Air Conditioning
Access to Wifi and mobile phone✗ (Landline telephone is available at the inn.)
Washing Facilities〇(Onsen)
Other AmenitiesTowel , tooth brush, yukata

Day 2

  • The trails are steep and full of challenges. Even as a day hike, this is a true mountain climb.
  • See the waterfalls, ponds, small shrines, and large rocks that have attracted the faithful to this route since ancient times.
  • On clear days, see breathtaking views of all the surrounding national park mountains.
  • After your hike, feel free to take a dip and refresh yourself in a free hot spring bath located at Tsubame Onsen.
6:00Check out, Meet guide at hotel entrance
6:00~6:15Briefing, start trekking
7:00~7:30Breakfast(onigiri)* before Munatsuki Haccho
7:30~11:15Trek (Yudo Bunki to Tengu Do)
11:15~11:45Lunch (onigiri)* (Mt. Myoko Peak)
11:45~15:30Trek (Tengudo to Tsubame Onsen Trail Entrance), Finish
Hot spring bath (optional)

Meal / Accomodation

Breakfast, Lunch

Activity Level


[Distance: 10.6km, Elevation climb: 1,823m]
This hike is mid to high-level difficulty, for experienced hikers only. Please read the description in the “clothing” section and come well prepared.

Technical Level


Much of the path is steep trails heading straight up the mountain, and some parts contain rocky footing which require chain ropes to climb. It is a true mountain climb.

Cancellation Policy

■ Fees in case of cancellation on behalf of the customer

  • Cancellation on or after the 20th day from the day immediately preceding the starting day of the tour: 20% of the tour price.
  • Cancellation on or after the 7th day from the day immediately preceding the starting day of the tour: 30% of the tour price.
  • Cancellation the day immediately before the starting day of the tour: 40% of the tour price.
  • In cases where the contract is cancelled on the starting day of the Tour: 50% of the tour price.
  • Cancellation after the start of the tour or the traveler does not participate in the tour without notice (no show): 100% of the tour price.

■ Cancellation at the discretion of the organizer

  • The itinerary may be changed or the tour maybe cancelled after the program has started. In this case, we will pay an indemnity in accordance with the Standard General Conditions of Travel Agency Business, except in a case of force major (natural disaster).

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