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1 day hiking in Hakutouzan, Hokkaido

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

1 Day

Jun - 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


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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)

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What people are saying about Japan

Jun is a responsible and reliable guide. He is also knowledgeable on the local flora and fauna and managed to show us quite a few interesting alpine flowers, birds and animals. He is kind and helpful and converses well in English. I will not hesitate to recommend him to any anyone needing an English speaking guide in Japan.


As for Kikuo-san, we both really liked her.  She is very pleasant.  A bit quiet spoken in a good way.  She obviously knows the Akan region very well, as she lives inside the national park.  She has very responsible and well organised.  I would have her guide us again, when we go back to the area.



Fantastic region, perfect guide !



Just back from Hakuba –Japan and I’m so pleased to confirm we got such a great experience with Iwao who has provided a service above all expectations. Indeed assisting a family confronted to a new environment requires a certain level of patience and attention and all the family appreciated his sense of responsibilities and seriousness which allowed us to really enjoy this region by experiencing touring, hicking and of course skiing in immaculate powder. Iwao was very discreet but always acted to ensure we could take the best of all Hakuba mountains could offer to us during these 5 days.This experience will for sure remain in all our minds for long and this will be mainly thanks to Iwao ! Best, Arnaud



We had a wonderfull ski touring trip with Iwao in Gunma. Iwao brought us in various beautifull landscapes to found very good spring snow. He is a very professional guide that can adapt to clients will and conditions! We had great time sharing our experiences about nature and mountains. The second day, we had a long tour with beautiful views on gunma's region and finissing along a river in an amazing forest. It was great fun to wait the last train in the midel of nowhere at sunset to come back to our village! Iwao has perfectly organised the trip bringing me to nice local onsen, restaurant and hôtel! Wonderfull trip to recommand!

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