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Ice Climbing in Daisetsuzan National Park: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Enjoy the remote wilderness of this national park on your next ice climbing adventure.

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.

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Daisetsuzan National Park

What should I know about Ice Climbing Daisetsuzan National Park?

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. 

Why should I choose Daisetsuzan National Park for my Ice Climbing adventure?

Amazing mountains

Hokkaido’s largest mountain, Asahidake (2,291 meters) can be found within the park, and many more too. These dramatic mountains provide a stunning backdrop to your ice-climbing and great terrain to explore.

**Remote wilderness **

Covering 2300 sq km of land, this national park is pretty big. It’s also remote and filled with stunning nature. All this leads to a feeling of being in deep in the magical wilderness.

Awesome onsens

There are four natural hot spring resorts (Onsen) in the area. These are great places to unwind and soak up Japanese culture. Plus, there are other natural pools outside of the resorts that you may just stumble on as you explore.

What can I expect from the weather during my Ice Climbing trip in Daisetsuzan National Park?

Daisetsuzan has a continental climate, which means cold winters and warm summers. Snow sticks around late into spring.

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What currency is accepted around Daisetsuzan National Park?

Yen (JPY)

How can I get to Daisetsuzan National Park?

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.

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When is the best time to travel to Daisetsuzan National Park for Ice Climbing?

January through April

What people are saying about Ice Climbing | Daisetsuzan National Park



Great, experienced guide. Very knowledgeable and professional and had a great time. Would definitely recommend.


Thanks so much to my guide Takao! I had so much fun ice-climbing in Sounkyo. I would definitely like to do it again and will happily recommend this experience to other people! Hopefully I’ll come back next year!



We had a wonderful time ice climbing despite some rather crazy weather conditions! Takao was great company, very clearly experienced in the area and equipped with all necessary equipment. He was always on time and made exceptional efforts to get us out to the ice and back safely to Sapporo. The onsen, river crossing and thigh-high snow trek were as important as the actual climbing to the whole experience. We highly recommend and hope to be back to the area for summer climbing!



It was a really great experience and good for technical knowledge. He picked us up on time and was flexible with our schedules. The climbing itself was amazing and challenging. Beautiful scenery and the walk in to the waterfalls were interesting.



Takao is very professional. I enjoy climbing with him very much. Also, the waterfall at 2nd day leave a good memories for me. If I climb in Japan again, I will find him again.

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