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1 day hiking in Hakutouzan, Hokkaido


Join a certified mountain guide for a beautiful journey hiking in the deep forest around Hakutouzan (Mt. Hakutou), in Hokkaido.

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1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


This 1-day hiking tour is a great opportunity to walk in the quiet and beautiful forests around Hakutouzan, in Hokkaido.

Hakutouzan (Mt. Hakutou, 950 m) is located near Akanko (Lake Akan) Ski Resort.

During this 1-day trip we’ll enjoy walking in the deep forest and also see the fabulous scenery of a group of Bokke (mud volcanoes).

We will start hiking from Lake Akan side. First, we’ll get off the bus at Ainu Kotan and walk towards the ski resort for about 30 minutes.

Then, we’ll ascend the longest steep slope of the trip, up to where the forest begins. Once there, we’ll walk for another 30 minutes and maybe find some snow in the way.

One of the highlights of this tour is hiking by the Onsen (hot spring) river. You will be able to hear the sound of the ground shaking beneath your feet. It is a moment to feel the power of the earth.

After almost two hours of hiking, we will have a picnic lunch just before the summit. There, you’ll enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Oakandake (Mt. Oakan, at 1,371 m) and Lake Akan. But, above all, you’ll feel relaxed and in peace.

Besides, you can put your feet in a hot onsen during our trip back!

Are you traveling to Japan? Please contact me if you want to go hiking in this beautiful area of Hokkaido. It will be a great experience to be your guide there!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Equipment list:

-Rain wear -Comfortable clothes for hiking (long sleeve shirt & long pants recommended) -Trekking shoes or Sneakers (comfortable shoes) -Drink -Hat/Cap -Others (for personal needs)

About the guide

What people are saying about Japan Mountain Guides-

Vincent Loos


August, 2019

Fantastic region, perfect guide !


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