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

Come and spend a full day ice climbing in Gokibiru near Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido in Japan with Takao, a IFMGA certified guide.

Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Experience the amazing ice falls of Gokibiru, in Hokkaido, Japan.

  • Marvel at the gorgeous scenery of the island's coastline.

  • Practice your climbing skills while picking up some new ones.


Located near the gorgeous city of Sapporo on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, Gokibiru is a great place for ice climbing. And for a full day, I would like to guide you on the area’s collection of ice falls.

Since Gokibiru is located near the coastline of Hokkaido, during this climbing adventure you will get to enjoy some magnificent views. Furthermore, because the area has several different ice falls, there is definitely something for everybody. So if you are a minimally experienced ice climber, you can still enjoy some great climbing on the falls of Gokibiru. And if you are an advanced level climber looking for that next great challenge, you can also take advantage of this great place.

Regardless of your ice climbing level, you should be in good physical condition.

There are a number of amazing choices for ice climbing in Hokkaido. And regardless of whichever one you choose, you will have a memorable experience. But I have no doubt if you choose Gokibiru on this full-day trip, you’ll have an unbelievable experience. To enjoy it for yourself, just send me a request.

Are you a relatively inexperienced ice climber looking to improve your skills? If so, come and enjoy this 2-day introductory-level ice climbing trip in Sounkyo, also on the island of Hokkaido.

Where to stay in Sapporo: 

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



Recommended accommodation options in Sapporo include the Route Inn Sapporo and the Sapporo Aspen Hotel, which cost 8,000 to 9,000 JPY, but does not include food. There is also the Sapporo Grand Hotel which costs 10,000 to 20,000 JPY.

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

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About the guide

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I am an experienced IFMGA mountain guide, born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. I started skiing when I was 3 and started climbing when I was 6. My high school years were spent in ski competitions and I joined mountaineering club at University, where I developed my ski mountaineering skills. I have been a ski instructor for Miura Dolphins founded by Yuichiro Miura (first ski descent of the Everest “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” and the oldest Everest summiting record holder at 80 years old) and also supported Yuichiro's Aconcagua ascent and ski descent in 1984 as a part of his 7 summits ski descent challenge.

I was inspired by the works of mountain guides in Chamonix when I visited there in 1983, and decided to start guiding as a mountain guide in Japan in 1989 to share my passion and experiences in outdoors sports with other people, as well as to offer instruction to people enjoying the mountains to be better climbers / skiers. I have also contributed to the proper training of JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) guides and the affiliation of it to IFMGA. I am responsible for the pioneering of the climbing and backcountry skiing scenes in Japan.

My main guiding arena is alpinism, whether it be mountaineering or ski mountaineering, mainly in Hokkaido. I usually take a small group of people (2-5) for Sawanobori (canyoning up waterfalls), alpine climbing, ice climbing, and ski touring in the more remote areas of Japan.

I enjoy finding the best experience for each client accordingly to their physical abilities, preferences, and weather/conditions. I guide because I like watching and feeling that people are enjoying and having fun, and see how this buzz infects other people through skiing and climbing. I find this invaluable as a mountain guide.

There is more to Hokkaido than skiing lift accessible powder in January and February. Please reach out to me to find your own customised way to enjoy Hokkaido’s mountains, natures and culture!

What people are saying about -Takao Miyashita

Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 46392 each

Group of 2

JPY 30928 each

Group of 3

JPY 25774 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

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

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