1-day Trekking in Yamu-Nai Stream in Rishiri, Hokkaido

Enjoy a great 1-day trekking program in Rishiri, Japan. JMGA certified local guide, Toshiya, will take to beautiful Yamu-Nai Stream. Open to beginners!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for a 1-day trekking program in Japan! Visit the beautiful area around the Yamu-Nai Stream in Rishiri, Hokkaido. Perfect for beginners.

    Yamu-Nai means “cold river” in Ainu, the language of the indigenous people living in Hokkaido. This particular area, beyond the forest line, has snow all year around. Its clear and fresh atmosphere makes Yamu-Nai Stream a great trekking area.

    There are 2 possibilities for this program: a morning tour, and an afternoon tour.

    First, I will meet you at the Maruzen Inn, in Reramosir – at 8:30 am for the morning tour, and 1:30 pm for the afternoon tour.

    If you plan to arrive by ferry, for the morning tour you will need to take the 7:15 am from Wakkani to Oshidomari (arrives 8:55 am). For the afternoon tour, take the 1:20 pm ferry from Rebun Island to Oshidomari (arrives 2:00 pm).

    After registration, we will transfer from Oshidomari to the Oniwaki area to the starting point of our hike for about an hour. Next, we will transfer beyond the forest line to begin our trek!

    For about an hour, I will guide you across this gorgeous area. After our trek, we will drive back to Oshidomari, or your hotel in the area.

    The whole tour takes around 3 hours.

    Note that this tour is flexible. If you plan to take a different ferry, we can adjust the itinerary.

    The equipment you will need includes: comfortable climbing clothes, a backpack, trekking shoes, rain wear (tops and bottoms), a hat or cap, an empty water (which can be re-filled with water from the springs), sunscreen, a camera, and a pen and notepad (if you’d like to do some alpine flower observation!).

    For this program, I will take groups of up to 7 guests.

    Cancellation Policy:
    – 1 day before the trip: 50% of the price
    – On the day of the trip: 100% of the price

    This program is available as from 2018.

    Ready for this 1-day Trekking in Yamu-Nai Stream in Rishiri, Hokkaido? Request your booking! Check out other hiking options with me like the Rishiri 1-day flower tour & hike, Hokkaido, or the more advanced Mount Rishiri, Hokkaido, one day guided traverse.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    23760 JPY

    Group of 2
    11880 JPY

    Group of 3
    9504 JPY

    Group of 4
    7128 JPY

    Group of 5
    5940 JPY

    Group of 6
    5940 JPY

    Group of 7
    5940 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Beginner

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    You can fly from Sapporo's Okazu Airport to Rishiri Airport or from Haneda Airport to Wakkanai Airport, where you can come to Rishiri Island by ferry from Wakkanai. If you come by ferry we'll be able to pick you up at the ferry terminal for free.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I was born on the island of Rishiri in 1969. I still live here today! Since my childhood, I have spent most of my time in the sea, going fishing, and in the mountain going skiing. I’m a ski guide (level 2) from the Japanese Mountain Guide Association. I’m the only one on the island. I have reached the summit of Rishiri more than 500 times… It’s my great pleasure to guide here and let people from all around the world discover this beautiful island all year round. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you are looking for a local expert to guide you in Rishiri. Besides mountain guiding, I'm managing a family hostel here so I can help you with the accommodation as well.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Toshiya Watanabe

     

    Toshi and his crew gave us a truly remarkable experience! From the food to the accommodations to the epic skiing: this trip was out of this world!
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    Toshi and his staff are great! Very knowledgeable of the local terrain. Definitely recommend bringing a group of people with similar abilities and objectives. If you end up in a mixed group they do their best, but they have to slow the pace to the least experienced people in the group. The accommodations at the pension were very comfortable and the staff was excellent as well. Food was fantastic, including several unique and authentic Japanese dishes.
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    Chris Pierce
    We had a great trip to Rishiri! The snow gods were not on our side but Rishiri is a mountain of many slopes and aspects and thanks to a great guiding team we always managed to find good snow! Toshi ran a great operation with 3 other guides which meant we were split into two groups with a max of 9 per group and two guides. This allowed the group to be split even further on the day... Special thanks to Shohei and Kosukei - very professional guides!! Arigatou-gozaimashita!!
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    Paul Johnston
    I recommend this trip for any backcountry skier who likes to ski Japan powder. Toshi has a great set up with snow mobiles for initial access and a large variety of steeper terrain for skinning up and skiing down. Can suit a range of wind directions and conditions. The accommodation is new and comfortable and the Japanese dinners and breakfasts are great if you like seafood. There is also an onsen there. Unfortunately we were there at a time when there was no new snow however this was compensated for with the magnificent views we had if Rishiri mountain and surrounding islands.
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    Bruce Barnett
     

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