The Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto (AACK) was founded on May 24th, 1931, by several enterprising and skilled climbers; members of the Kyoto Imperial University Travel Club, including Kinji Imanishi, Eizaburo Nishibori, Tsunahiko Shidei, and Takeo Kuwabara. At the outset the fundamental goal of the AACK was to climb Himalayan mountains.
Kan Koriba1931.5 - 1932
Hitoshi Kihara1932 - 1958.1
Takeo Kuwabara1958.1 - 1963.5
Kinji Imanishi1963.1 - 1967.5
Masatada Tada1967.5 - 1972.5
Tsunahide Shidei1972.5 - 1976.5
Yoshio Kondo1976.5 - 1987.5
Ryohei Hori1987.5 - 1993.5
Tomoki Takamura1993.5 - 1997.5
Shoichiro Uyeo1997.5 - 2003.5
Masaaki Kimura2003.5 - 2007.5
Yutaka Ageta2007.5 - 2011.5
Kozo Matsubayashi2011.5 - 2015.5
Tetsuro MatsuzawaMay 24, 2015 -
Shiro KohshimaFebruary 11, 2020 -
A Comfortable Stay with Stunning Views, Perfect for Mountain Enthusiasts
Sasagamine Hütte is located on a high-altitude plateau called Myoko kogen, lying at an elevation of 1,300 m. Surrounded by the Northern region of the Japanese Alps – Mount Myoko (2,454 m), Mount Hiuchi (2,462 m), and Mount Kurohime(2,053 m) – Sasagamine huette affords a spectacular view of the mountains; providing respite from the hot, busy, noisy city!
Himalayan Study Monographs
Himalayan Study Monographs is an academic, peer-reviewed journal, published by the Association for the Studies of Himalaya (ASH), formed of like-minded members of AACK. ASH began the journal to report the numerous findings resulting from AACK Himalayan expeditions. In 2014, all articles in the Himalayan Study Monographs series became open access, thanks to the support of the Kyoto University Bhutan Friendship Program and the Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science, Kyoto University.