Winter Alpine Introduction: Echizen’s Mt. Arashima (Private)

Challenge Mt. Arashima, a famous peak loved by Hisaya Fukada, in severe winter! Experience the thrill of winter alpine climbing through a beautiful forest of fog and ice.




December to May


Ono City, Fukui

Group size

1 to 5 persons




25,000-55,000 JPY


Hiromichi Murata

Monk Name: Koudou ・ Representative of PLUS WILD ・ Nature and Zen trail adventure Chubu area mountain guide


Mt. Arashima, 1,523 meters above sea level, located in Ono City, Fukui Prefecture, is also known as “Ono Fuji”. In winter, the beech trees are wonderfully covered in fog and ice. Join our guides to climb, learn, and feel the mountain, which is also a great introduction to winter alpine climbing.


Sample itinerary

7:00Fukui Station
8:00Enter the Kachihara Trailhead, Ono City
12:00Reach the summit
15:00Return from the summit
16:00Fukui Station


High school students and above


Rental equipment list (not included)・ Harness (with carabiner): 1,000 yen
・ Beacon: 1,000 yen
・ Helmet: 500 yen
Personal PreparationRucksack (approx. 30L), rainwear (separate top and bottom), crampons (10 toes or more), ice axe, harness, helmet, warm clothing (down, etc.), underwear and midlayer clothing (non-cotton underwear, fleece), winter gloves, warm hat, drinks, food (high calorie).


If you have any questions about facilities or about local accommodations, please contact us.

Access info

By car:  From Fukui-Kita IC of Hokuriku Expressway to Ono IC of Chubu Jukan Expressway: Katsuhara Ski Area Trailhead  Parking lot: Approximately 20 cars can be parked at the trailhead.  By public transportation: From Nagoya: Transfer to Hokuriku Line from Maibara and get off at Fukui Station. From Osaka or Kyoto: Take the direct Thunderbird or JR Kyoto Line to Tsuruga, transfer to Hokuriku Line and get off at Fukui Station.

Nearest station

Fukui Station

If you come by car

60 minutes from Fukui Station (Katsuhara ski resort trailhead)

Meeting place

Fukui Station or Mt. Arashimadake Katsuhara Course parking