Found in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaidō, Daisetsuzan National Park is Japan’s largest national park. It’s home to some beautiful mountains and stunning wilderness. It’s also one of the best places in Hokkaidō for ice climbing.
Daisetsuzan National Park is a great place to take an ice climbing introductory course. There are many ice falls here to get started. If you’re more advanced there are more challenging falls to try out. A mountain climb is also a good idea. Mount Tokachi has some good ice climbing spots. Mount Furano is another great technical route. Then when you’re done with your climbing, be sure to check out one of the onsens (hot springs) tucked away within the mountains.
Daisetsuzan has a continental climate, which means cold winters and warm summers. Snow sticks around late into spring.
Fly to Sapporo then either drive or catch a bus or train to Asahikawa. From there it is a 2-hour bus trip to the national park.
January through April
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