Yama to Kogen Chizu: 2021 Edition

MAPPLE Special Online Maps Campaign for 2021

The map images and contents of this article have been obtained with the permission of the publisher (Shobunsha).

Come February or March each year Shobunsha Publications a.k.a. MAPPLE release an annual update of their popular Yama to Kōgen Chizu “Maps of Mountains and Plateaus”, and this year is no exception. According to their website revising this year’s edition (2021 57th ed.) was challenging owing to the pandemic and compounded by States of Emergency reducing the time available to carry out detailed field surveys. Having said that they still managed to completely revise 46 maps of the entire suite of 61 listed below. On February 22, 40 maps are scheduled for release with the remaining 21 to be released on March 5. The price remains unchanged at 1,100 yen including tax. For more information about reading Yama to Kōgen Chizu topo maps check out this how-to guide.

DAIBOSATSU-REI map insert showing an ukairo 迂回路 alternative route.    image via

Minor adjustments were made to each map layout such as the magnified map inserts at confusing trail branches and road junctures to simplify direction-finding. While these enlargements have been in use since 2018, they now include more detail in spots where there is an increased likelihood of getting lost. The map maker has also drawn more attention to information that can greatly affect climbing plans such as road closures due to landslides or construction work. The updated maps reflect changes (presumably reductions) in the number of buses running o and near trailheads thanks to the pandemic.

TANZAWA map showing tsūkōdome 通行止め road closure information.    image via

To finish with, as a special offer this year if you install Shobunsha Publication’s Yama to Kōgen Chizu Hōdai app you receive one year of free digital map access corresponding to the paper map you purchased. Simply install the Hōdai app and to launch the app version of the map scan the QR code at the back of the accompanying booklet (QR code valid until March 31, 2022). Along with displaying your current location and recording track data you can create hiking routes by marking waypoints on the map. Alternatively, access to all 61 online maps is available for 400 yen per month through the Yama to Kōgen Chizu Hōdai app and in app purchases of individual maps are 500 yen though the Yama to Kōgen Chizu app.

 Yama-to-Kōgen Map List 2021 【山と高原地図 2021年版】

Map No. Mountain or Area Covered Buy at Amazon.co.jp
1. 利尻・羅臼 知床・斜里・阿寒・礼文 RISHIRI·RAUSU
2. ニセコ・羊蹄山 暑寒別岳・駒ヶ岳 NISEKO·YOTEI-ZAN
3. 大雪山 トムラウシ山・十勝岳・幌尻岳 DAISETSU-ZAN
4. 八甲田・岩木山 白神岳・十和田湖・田代岳 HAKKODA·IWAKI-SAN
5. 岩手山・八幡平 秋田駒ヶ岳・姫神山・森吉山・和賀岳 IWATE-SAN·HACHIMANTAI
6. 栗駒・早池峰 焼石岳・神室山 KURIKOMA·HAYACHINE
7. 蔵王 面白山・船形山 ZAO
8. 鳥海山・月山 羽黒山 CHOKAI-ZAN·GASSAN
9. 朝日連峰 以東岳・摩耶山 ASAHI-RENPO
10. 飯豊山 朳差岳・二王子岳 IIDE-SAN
11. 磐梯・吾妻 安達太良 BANDAI·AZUMA
12. 那須・塩原 高原山・八溝山 NASU·SHIOBARA
13. 日光 白根山・男体山 NIKKO
14. 尾瀬 燧ヶ岳・至仏山・会津駒ヶ岳 OZE
15. 越後三山 平ヶ岳・巻機山 ECHIGO-SANZAN
16. 谷川岳 苗場山・武尊山 TANIGAWA-DAKE
17. 志賀高原 草津白根山・四阿山 SHIGA-KOGEN
18. 妙高・戸隠・雨飾 火打山・高妻山・信越トレイル MYOKO·TOGAKUSHI·AMAKAZARI
19. 浅間山 軽井沢・長野原の山々 ASAMA-YAMA
20. 赤城・皇海・筑波 榛名山 AKAGI·SUKAI·TSUKUBA
21. 西上州 妙義山・荒船山 NISHIJYOSHU
22. 奥武蔵・秩父 武甲山 OKUMUSASHI·CHICHIBU
23. 奥多摩・奥秩父総図 ※(1:120000) OKUTAMA·OKUCHICHIBU
24. 奥多摩 御岳山・大岳山 OKUTAMA
25. 大菩薩嶺 DAIBOSATSU-REI
26. 雲取山・両神山 KUMOTORI-YAMA·RYOKAMI-SAN
27. 金峰山・甲武信 KINPU-SAN·KOBUSHI
28. 高尾・陣馬 TAKAO·JINBA
29. 丹沢 TANZAWA
30. 箱根 金時山・駒ヶ岳 ※(1:25000) HAKONE
31. 伊豆 天城山 ※(1:80000) IZU
32. 富士山 御坂・愛鷹山 FUJI-SAN
33. 八ヶ岳 蓼科・美ヶ原・霧ヶ峰 YATSUGA-TAKE
34. 日本アルプス総図 ※(1:150000) JAPANESE ALPS
35. 白馬岳 SHIROUMA-DAKE
36. 鹿島槍・五竜岳 KASHIMAYARI·GORYU-DAKE
37. 剱・立山 TSURUGI·TATEYAMA
38. 槍ヶ岳・穂高岳 上高地 YARIGA-TAKE·HOTAKA-DAKE
39. 乗鞍高原 NORIKURA-KOGEN
40. 御嶽山 小秀山・奥三界岳 ONTAKE-SAN
41. 木曽駒・空木岳 KISOKOMA·UTSUGI-DAKE
42. 北岳・甲斐駒 KITA-DAKE·KAIKOMA
43. 塩見・赤石・聖岳 SHIOMI·AKAISHI·HIJIRI-DAKE
44. 白山 荒島岳・能郷白山・金剛堂山 HAKU-SAN
45. 御在所・霊仙・伊吹 GOZAISHO·RYOZEN·IBUKI
46. 比良山系 武奈ヶ岳・赤坂山 ※(1:30000) HIRA-SANKEI
47. 京都北山 KYOTO-KITAYAMA
48. 北摂・京都西山 箕面・妙見山 HOKUSETSU·KYOTO-NISHIYAMA
49. 六甲・摩耶 須磨アルプス ※(1:25000) ROKKO·MAYA
50. 金剛・葛城 生駒山・紀泉高原 KONGO·KATSURAGI
51. 高野山・熊野古道 伯母子岳 ※(1:80000) KOYA-SAN·KUMANO-KODO
52. 大峰山脈 OMINE-SANMYAKU
53. 大台ヶ原 高見山・倶留尊山 ODAIGAHARA
54. 氷ノ山 鉢伏・神鍋 HYONO-SEN
55. 大山・蒜山高原 三瓶山・比婆山・道後山 DAISEN·HIRUZEN-KOGEN
56. 石鎚・四国剣山 東赤石山・三嶺 ISHIZUCHI·SHIKOKUTSURUGI-SAN
57. 福岡の山々 宝満山・英彦山 ※(1:25000・1:50000) FUKUOKANO-YAMAYAMA
58. 阿蘇・九重 由布岳 ASO·KUJYU
59. 祖母・傾 大崩山 SOBO·KATAMUKI
60. 霧島・開聞岳 市房山 KIRISHIMA·KAIMON-DAKE
61. 屋久島 宮之浦岳 YAKUSHIMA
※ Denotes custom map scale (standard Yama-to-Kōgen Chizu scale 1:50000)
Completely revised for 2021          

2 comments
  • Thanks for covering this, David! And especially for putting together a full table of revised maps.
    I wonder, when you buy a revised edition, what do you do to the outdated one?

    • Thanks for reading Alex and glad to hear you found the map list useful. In the past I have given some away but typically as they don’t tend to change a great deal from year to year, I hold on to them.

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