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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.
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