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1-day Ice Climbing in Bifue, near Sapporo (Hokkaido)

1-day Ice Climbing in Bifue, near Sapporo (Hokkaido) | Japan

IFMGA certified guide Yu wants to take you on a full day ice climbing adventure on the ice falls of Bifue, located near Sapporo on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.


1 Day

Jan, Feb




* Enjoy a full day of great ice climbing at Bifue, in Hokkaido, Japan.

* Hike along a stream as you make your way to the inland ice fall.

* A perfect addition to a trip you may be taking to Sapporo.


For a full day, I would like to guide you for some great ice climbing in Bifue. This fantastic climbing area is located near the city of Sapporo on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Located between one and one and a half hours away from the city of Sapporo, Bifue is a fantastic ice climbing spot. And because of its close proximity to Sapporo, this trip makes for a great addition to a vacation you may be taking to the great city.

There are 3 different pitches you can enjoy on this trip. Moreover, the technical difficulty level ranges from W1 to W3. Finally, the height of the waterfall you can climb on this trip goes as high as fifty meters. As a result of that height, after reaching the top, you will get to enjoy some truly amazing views of the surrounding area.

Another great aspect of this trip is the icefall at Bifue is an inland waterfall. As a result, you will also get to enjoy a scenic hike through the snow along a lovely stream that glistens during the winter season.

While this trip is ideal for beginner level climbers, as well as higher-level climbers, it is important that all climbers are in good physical condition.

Would like to enjoy a great ice climbing experience near Sapporo, Japan? Then send me a request and let me guide you on this trip at Bifue. I know you’ll have an unforgettable time.

I can also take you climbing on the ice fall at Gokibiru as well.

Where to stay in Sapporo: 

Ten to ten SAPPORO STATION: Excellent location and great prices.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes transportation costs.


More info

Participants on this trip must bring their own snowshoes and poles.

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am an JMGA mountain and ski guide born in the local village of Obihiro in Hokkaido. Mountains have always been close to me, as I started climbing mountains when I was 8. My mountain passion extended to backcountry skiing since 2006, around which time I also started guiding in the mountains.

I decided to become a mountain guide because not only did I like being in the mountains as a climber but I got more joy out of sharing the experiences and excitements with the people I climbed with. I just really enjoy it when others are also having a fun time!

I guide and enjoy both skiing and telemark skiing, but I prefer telemark skiing for its higher versatility in the mountains. Telemarking lets you enjoy the mountains in a different mindset to skiing. Even though it is more challenging to ski on them especially on more technical terrains but I embrace the challenge it offers. I also find it much easier to hike up on my telemarks than on my skis.

In the summer, my favourite guiding is long mountain traverse routes whilst in the winter my guiding activity includes backcountry skiing, snowshoe trekking, and ice climbing in Hokkaido. The beauty of guiding gin the winter is that one is not confined to ‘hiking routes’ like in the summer. My guiding fields of choice are places near Sapporo, Niseko and Daisetsuzan (Asahidake) area for backcountry skiing, but mostly I guide long routes on less crowded, more local mountains. It is my guiding policy, to not guide "slack country skiing", where we need to stick to the sides of ski resorts and is crowded with people. I feel there is more value add for me to take groups away from the crowds in less known areas best suited for the day’s condition and the weather.
As for popular areas, I do guide Mt Yotei (on the sides with less people), and Asahidake area but there isn’t much peak hunting to be done in Hokkaido.

My passion is to guide my clients to less populated areas, let them discover new areas and new kind of fun. I want visitors from all over the world to enjoy the accessible famous powder snow in Hokkaido, but I’d also like for you to venture into the depth of the mountains with me and to experience having the mountain all to ourselves. Please contact me if you’re keen on discovering the Hokkaido nature with me, whether it be in the summer or the winter!



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What people are saying about Yu



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.



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



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!



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

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