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!
- Rain wear
- Comfortable clothes for hiking (long sleeve shirt & long pants recommended)
- Trekking shoes or Sneakers (comfortable shoes)
- Drink (about 500ml)
- Snack or Energy bar
- Insect repellent
- Others (for personal needs)
Price per person
|Group of 2||15000JPY|
- Guiding fee
|Included in Price:- - Guide FeeExcluded from Price:- - Insurance - Meals - Snack - Drink|