1 Day Meakandake Hiking in Hokkaido

Let's enjoy hiking in deep forest of Meakandake, Hokkaido! After hiking and learning about Japanese alpine plants, Onsen (hot spring) is waiting for us! Meakandake (Mt. Meakan: 1,499m)  is located south-west of Lake Akan. It is also called Machineshiri, which means 'female mountain' in Ainu language. Ainu is the indigenous peoples of northern part

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Let’s enjoy hiking in deep forest of Meakandake, Hokkaido! After hiking and learning about Japanese alpine plants, Onsen (hot spring) is waiting for us!

    Meakandake (Mt. Meakan: 1,499m)  is located south-west of Lake Akan. It is also called Machineshiri, which means ‘female mountain’ in Ainu language. Ainu is the indigenous peoples of northern part of Japan. While we make a slow ascent through the forests, a lot of beautiful alpine plants welcome us.

    Then, at about 1,200m high, we reach the shoulder of Mt. Meakan. Later, the broad and slow gravel ground slope will appear from behind lava ridge. From the summit of Meakandake, we can enjoy a fabulous panorama looking down towards the lakes.

    I love to feel being myself in the spectacular nature. Let’s go hiking together to enjoy the beautiful nature of Hokkaido.

    Enjoy Onsen, too!

    It is such a great time to dip in hot spring, especially after a wonderful hike. Near the trail head, there is an Onsen (hot spring) that has different type of hot water than Lake Akan Onsen. It is not a big Onsen, but if you would like to have a dip, then we can stop by after the hike.

    Get a glimpse of what the trek there is like by reading this testimonial from a very pleased couple of hikers!

    Kit List

    • Rain wear
    • Comfortable clothes for hiking (long sleeve shirt & long pants recommended)
    • Trekking shoes or Sneakers (comfortable shoes)
    • Drink (about 500ml)
    • Lunch
    • Snack or Energy bar
    • Hat/Cap
    • Insect repellent
    • Others (for personal needs)
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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    30000 JPY

    Group of 2
    15000 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Meakandake hike
     
     

    Other details

     
    More info

    Included in Price:-

    - Guide Fee

    Excluded from Price:-

    - Insurance

    - Meals

    - Snack

    - Drink

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am a JMGA qualified mountain guide. I was born in Tokyo but moved to and now live in Kushiro, near Akan National Park, in Hokkaido as I was attracted to the nature. In the outdoors, I’ve always loved walking in the nature and adored the simplicity and freedom of camping - carrying your own “home” from a place of your choice to another...
    My favourite moments in the mountains is when I can feel the presence of animals and plants even though I don’t see them through my eyes. I love it when I feel the lives and paths of ours overlap with those of animal and plants of the forest and our ancestors from the distant past.

    My experience of a camping trip on a glacier in Alaska and working in the North Japan Alps to protect vegetations on the high mountain from theft, made me realise my affection for the mountains and prompted me to start my career in the mountains as a guide.
    I can guide anywhere in Hokkaido (except for Shiretoko Goko) as I also hold a guiding qualification from Hokkaido for summer mountains, and thus will be able to not only guide you but also tell you stories on history of Hokkaido, Ainu cultures, animal and fish species specific to Hokkaido! My speciality and the favourite is guiding in Akan National Park, and I particularly recommend the virgin forest nearby the lake, where only National Park certified guided parties can enter.

    I like to guide clients to make their experience memorable such that their experience in Hokkaido and Japan lives on even after the return to their normal lives - perhaps not necessarily in the form of memories but in the form of changed lifestyles or viewpoints towards life.

     
     
    FROM 15000 JPYper person
     

     

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