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Hiking the Highlights of Japan's Wild North
① August 28th  - September 6th / ② September 17th -  26th, 2022



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.




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.

① [ 9 nights from 8/28 - 9/5 ] / ② [ 9 nights from 9/17 - 9/25 ]


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.

① [ 8 days from 8/29 - 9/5 ] / ② [ 8 days from 9/18 - 9/25 ]


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. Meals will be split between hotels and restaurants. Of course, our priority is also to accommodate all guests' dietary restrictions and individual tastes.

① [ 8 dinners & breakfasts from 8/28 - 9/5 ] / ② [ 8 dinners & breakfasts from 9/17 - 9/25 ]


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

- Mt. Asahi (Daisetsuzan National Park)

- Mt. Rausu (Shiretoko National Park)

- Mt. Meakan (Akan National Park)


All other scheduled activities and excursions

- Ainu museum

- Shiretoko "5 Lakes" walking tour

- Bear-watching and sightseeing cruise

- Ainu culture show


  • Airfare to/from Sapporo

  • ​Any lodging prior to ① 8/28 / ② 9/17 or beyond ① 9/5 / ② 9/25, should you wish to arrive earlier and/or stay longer in Sapporo

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

  • Lunches, drinks and snacks

  • ​Travel/hiking insurance


  • 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.

  • In general, for groups of 3-4 people, one guide will be provided, while groups of 5-10 people will be accompanied by two guides.

  • If you are interested in booking as a private tour for one person, please contact us for a price quote.


①Aug. 28th

②Sept. 17th

  • Arrival in Sapporo & transfer to hotel

  • Independent sightseeing

  • Meet your guides and pre-trip briefing

  • Overnight in Sapporo

①Aug. 29th

②Sept. 18th

  • Transportation to Daisetsuzan National Park

  • Visit to an Ainu Museum

  • Overnight at the foot of Mt. Asahi

①Aug. 30th

②Sept. 19th

  • Hike to the summit of Mt. Asahi

  • Post-hike free time

  • Overnight at the foot of Mt. Asahi

①Aug. 31st

②Sept. 20th

  • 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

①Sept. 1st

②Sept. 21st

  • Hike to the summit of Mt. Rausu


  • Stargazing from Rausu Pass

  • Overnight by the ocean in Utoro

①Sept. 2nd

②Sept. 22nd

  • Sightseeing / bear watching cruise along the Shiretoko Peninsula

  • Transportation to Akan National Park

  • Overnight near Lake Akan

①Sept. 3rd

②Sept. 23rd

  • Hike to the summit of Mt. Meakan

  • Post-hike free time

  • Overnight near Lake Akan

①Sept. 4th

②Sept. 24th

  • Akan & Masshu lakes sightseeing

  • Ainu Cultural Show

  • Overnight near Lake Akan

①Sept. 5th

②Sept. 25th

  • Transportation back to Sapporo

  • Group sightseeing 

  • Overnight in Sapporo​

①Sept. 6th

②Sept. 26th

  • Transfer to airport

  • Departure from Sapporo


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


Click on the button below for a comprehensive, downloadable list (PDF) of required and recommended gear specific to the hiking portions of this adventure. 


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Hiking the Highlights of Japan's Wild North
① August 28th - September 6th, 2022

¥380,000 per person



Hiking the Highlights of Japan's Wild North
② September 17th - September 26th, 2022

¥380,000 per person



If you would like to contact us to ask questions, receive more information, or inquire about booking this trip, please either connect with us directly using the chat feature located on the bottom right of your screen, or submit an inquiry through the contact form below.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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