Rock Climbing trips – Hokkaido

Discover the immaculate beauty and incredible climbing on Japan’s northerly Hokkaido island!

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Hokkaido offers a plethora of different climbing options and locations for all types of rock climbing enthusiasts.

Those seeking out some alpine climbing will likely head to Akaiwa, Otaru, just 40 minutes outside of Sapporo. Here, there are more than 200 routes that can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike. Among the most popular are the West Wall, Table Ridge and Pinnacle Ridge.

For rock climbers just starting out with the sport, Seigankyo, near Asahikawa in central Hokkaido is the perfect place. The rocks in this part of the island are the perfect place to practice essential rock climbing skills.

Outside of these two spots, there are too many others to list, each of which offers something slightly different, but all of which boast impeccable scenery. Consult a local guide to decide which location is best for you!




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What’s the weather like?

During the summer, average daily temperatures on Hokkaido range from 15 ºC to 20 ºC. Summer is also the wettest time of year, with an average of 125 millimeters of rain falling each month.

How do I get there?

Most trips to Hokkaido will begin with a flight into the New Chitose Airport (CTS), the largest one on the island. CTS can be easily reached by connection from Tokyo. From here, buses connect the city of Sapporo to many of the most popular rock climbing spots.



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Yen (JPY)

Best time to visit:

June to September






What People are Saying

  • 2 reviews


This trip was great! Yasuko was very helpful and friendly and brought us to a beautiful crag with many climbs that were an appropriate difficulty for us to try. The climbs were extremely fun; the approaches were totally reasonable; and the crag was shockingly uncrowded. Yasuko also found us an inexpensive but delightful campground and did everything to make our trip successful and fun.
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Joanna Lee
Takao was amazing and I had a very enjoyable climb in Hokkaido, thank you for facilitating!
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