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Rock Climbing in Hokkaido: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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

Whether you are right on the coastline or in the heart of the island, there is plenty of rock climbing to keep every level and type of rock climber thoroughly occupied and enjoying themselves. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Rock Climbing trips in Hokkaido. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Japan

What should I know about Rock Climbing Japan?

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!

Why should I choose Japan for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Japan’s second largest island is a diverse and beautiful place. One of the best ways to see the island’s incredible mountains and gorgeous coastline is to head out onto the rocks. Gaining some elevation provides spectacular views out over the island as well as the Sea of Japan or the Pacific Ocean. There are few better ways to see Hokkaido than from the rocks.

**Something for everyone **

From multi-pitch trad climbs to alpine ascents, Hokkaido caters to every kind of rock climbing taste. The northerly Japanese island offers the perfect spots for first-time outdoor climbers to become acquainted with the sport along with more advanced climbing locales to challenge even the most experienced climbers.

Come for the culture

When you are not out on the rocks, take some time to enjoy the unique culture of Hokkaido. Numerous wineries and breweries operate on the island, making wine and beer tours a popular evening pastime once the rock climbing gear has been taken off. Also, take some time to explore the local markets and try out some local cuisine too, all while marveling at the unique architecture.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Japan?

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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What currency is accepted around Japan?

Yen (JPY)

When is the best time to travel to Japan for Rock Climbing?

June to September

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Hokkaido



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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