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HOKKAIDO

Hiking the Highlights of Japan's Wild North
August 28th - September 6th, 2019
10 days
9 nights
★★☆☆☆
Moderate
Starts in: Sapporo
Ends in: Sapporo
Price
¥300,000
Activities

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Join us as we leave the beaten path behind to drive, hike, cruise and explore the furthest, isolated reaches of Japan, on an island steeped in beauty and lost in time. Experience the incredible scenery, abundant wildlife, unique culture and gourmet foods that relatively few visitors to Japan ever do.

IMAGE GALLERY (2018)

PRICE INCLUDES

  • LODGING

All lodging for the duration of the tour, including a night in Sapporo on the evening before the tour commences (on the day of arrival), and another on the final evening of the tour (the day before departure).  Rooms may be either Japanese or Western style, depending on customer preference, rates and availability.  The price of ¥300,000 per person is based on double occupancy.  A ¥25,000 surcharge will be added for those requesting single occupancy.

9 nights from 8/28 - 9/5]

  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION

All ground transportation, by private car, for the duration of the tour.  Please note, depending on when you arrive in and depart from Sapporo, we may be able to provide transfer from/to Chitose airport, but this is not guaranteed nor included in the price of the tour.  If necessary, we can help you make arrangements for transportation to and from the airport, but you will be responsible for the associated costs.

8 days from 8/29 - 9/5]

  • DINNERS & BREAKFASTS

All dinners and breakfasts, excluding dinner on the day of arrival, and breakfast on the day of departure.  We will aim to eat a variety of traditional Japanese dishes, including various local and seasonal specialities as well the famed fresh seafood Hokkaido has on offer.  Of course, our priority is also to accommodate all guests' dietary restrictions and individual tastes.

8 dinners & breakfasts from 8/28 - 9/5 ]

  • GUIDED HIKES

​Three fully guided day-hikes to the summits of:

- Mt. Asahi (Daisetsuzan National Park)

- Mt. Rausu (Shiretoko National Park)

- Mt. Meakan (Akan National Park)

  • ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS

All other scheduled activities and excursions

- Ainu museum

- Shiretoko "5 Lakes" walking tour

- Bear-watching and sightseeing cruise

- Ainu culture show

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Airfare to/from Sapporo

  • ​Any lodging prior to 8/28 or beyond 9/5, should you wish to arrive earlier and/or stay longer in Sapporo

  • Airport transfers* [See the "ground transportation" section above]

  • Lunches, drinks or snacks

  • ​Travel/hiking insurance

GROUP SIZE / GUIDES

  • For this tour to operate at the listed price, we require a minimum of 3 persons.  

  • Group size will be limited to a maximum of 10 persons.

  • For groups of 3-4 people, one guide will be provided, while for groups of 5-10 people, two guides will accompany the tour.

AT-A-GLANCE ITINERARY

  • Arrival in Sapporo & transfer to hotel

  • Independent sightseeing

  • Meet your guides and pre-trip briefing

  • Overnight in Sapporo

Wednesday

August 28th

  • Transportation to Daisetsuzan National Park

  • Visit to an Ainu Museum

  • Overnight at the foot of Mt. Asahi

Thursday

August 29th

  • Hike to the summit of Mt. Asahi

  • Post-hike free time

  • Overnight at the foot of Mt. Asahi

Friday

August 30th

  • Transportation to Shiretoko National Park

  • Short hike to a waterfall along the way

  • Shiretoko "5 Lakes" Walking Tour

  • Overnight at the foot of Mt. Rausu

Saturday

August 31st

  • Hike to the summit of Mt. Rausu

 

  • Stargazing from Rausu Pass

  • Overnight by the ocean in Utoro

Sunday

September 1st

  • Sightseeing / bear watching cruise along the Shiretoko Peninsula

  • Transportation to Akan National Park

  • Overnight near Lake Akan

Monday

September 2nd

  • Hike to the summit of Mt. Meakan

  • Post-hike free time

  • Overnight near Lake Akan

Tuesday

September 3rd

  • Akan & Masshu lakes sightseeing

  • Ainu Cultural Show

  • Overnight near Lake Akan

Wednesday

September 4th

  • Transportation back to Sapporo

  • Group sightseeing 

  • Overnight in Sapporo​

Thursday

September 5th

  • Transfer to airport

  • Departure from Sapporo

Friday

September 6th

MAP &  BROCHURE

Click on the button below to be redirected to a downloadable brochure (PDF) featuring more information about this particular trip.  You may also click on the map to view an enlarged version of the main destinations to be visited on this tour.

Map of Hokkaido

ONLINE BOOKING

HOKKAIDO

Hiking the Highlights of Japan's Wild North
August 28th - September 6th, 2019

¥300,000 per person

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