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4-Day Hiking Tour in Shiretoko, Hokkaido

4-day hiking in Shiretoko National Park, a beautiful destination of Japan located in eastern Hokaido, together with an certified local guide.

Mountain RangeShiretoko range
Duration4 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Contemplate stunning views of the Okhotsk Sea and the Kunashiri island.

  • Discover the wonderful flora and fauna on the way.

  • Meet new people and share your passion in nature.


Shiretoko National Park is another Japanese wonder which offers a fantastic hiking experience in a very natural and untouched environment of Hokkaido.

The park is located on a peninsula at the northeastern side of the island.

This is why I particularly enjoy this hike:

  • The stunning views of the mountains but also of the Okhotsk Sea on one side and the Kunashiri island on the other side of the trail. Sunrise and sunset there are just incredible!
  • The fauna (like bears and foxes) and flora we can encounter;
  • Its wild atmosphere. We feel like at the end of the earth in the park!

We will trek for 4 days and stay overnight in a tent. You can find the complete program below.

I will organize groups up to 4 people. In case we are more than 5, I will ask a support guide to join us.

The best period to visit this place is from the end of June till the end of August. 

This is a moderate trekking course, but the traverse route from Rausudake to Ioudake has a lot of ups and downs.  No advanced technical skills are needed, but the participants need to have good fitness enough to walk the whole day carrying their bags (approximately 7kg-10kg).

As it is not a private tour, the participants will join other members of the tour. It is a great opportunity to meet new people who share the same interest and passion in nature as you. It will also be great to make local Japanese friends!

Ready to take part in this trip? Send the request and book your place now!

I also organize other trips during this season, like this hiking tour in Daisetsuzan. Or, if you would prefer a private tour, then please refer to my other tour.



Mountain hut. Camping (tent).


- In case of bad weather/conditions (including road conditions), the trip itinerary may be altered and/or date change can be discussed. - Riding on the guide's car is considered as ride sharing and thus will only covered under normal car insurance. The guide's responsibility and liability are only applicable from the departure from the start of the approach path until our return to the same point. - Please make sure all participants are individually insured appropriately with international travel insurance. - For any injuries in the mountains, the guide will not be liable and will need to be paid by your own means. - Please reserve well in advance. Booking request under 1 month is usually not possible.

More info

Equipment: –Hiking shoes – Backpack (40-50 liters) – Rainwear, warm fleece jacket or thin warm jacket – Sleeping bag (3 seasons: -5° to 15°) – Camping mattress – Cup and dish – Bottle of water – Headlight It is also possible for you to borrow some of the bigger equipment from me, so let me know if you need any! – Sleeping bag at JPY 1,000 per day – Backpack at JPY 1,000 per day – cup/bottle/head torch at JPY 500 each per day There is also an online gear rental shop called Yamarent, where you can hire trekking shoes and clothes in addition to gears. Once you reserve your items, they will deliver the items to your accommodation in Japan or you can collect and fit the gears at their shops located near Shinjuku station or Kawaguchiko station. You’ll be eligible for a discount of 10% with the Explore&Share promotion code, ES3776, if you rent more than JPY 5,000. In Hokkaido, the temperature might be under 10℃ even at lower mountains. When the weather condition is bad, it could be as low as -10℃ even in the summertime.  Usually, in the early summer, the temperature is around 20℃~23℃ in July. Morning and evening are getting cooler at the campsite. Please bring your warm clothes. - If you have items that you do not want to carry during the hike, you can leave them in my car. My car will be transferred from the trailhead to Shimo-Yamaguchi. - I will provide you light meals for your breakfast and supper. And, you will have drinking water every day. - The participants will share the tent for 4-people. - If you are flying to Memanbetsu Airport, please book your flight arriving at the airport before 7:00 p.m., and departure from the same airport after 4:00 p.m.

Meeting point

Sapporo airport.




Day 1: From Sapporo to Shiretoko

We will meet at North Exit, Sapporo Station at 7:00 a.m. Or, pick up at your hotel at 6:30 a.m. or meet at Memanbetsu Airport at 1:00 p.m.
From Sapporo station, we will go forward to Kitami area and have lunch. After that, we will stop at Memanbetsu Airport. We will drive to Shiretoko and stay overnight at Kinoshita Mountain Hut. In that lodge, the guide will provide supper for the tour members.

Day 2: From Shiretoko to Rausu-dake

The hike-up to the summit of Rausu-dake will take us about 4-5 hours. Then, we will set up our tents at Mitsumine campsite around 1 hour from the summit. (tent)

Total walking hours: 7.

Day 3: From Mistumine to Iouzan

This is the longest day of the tour. We will be walking about 8 hours passing through beautiful landscapes. At night, we will stay at Iouzan campsite. (tent)

Total walking hours: 8-9.

Day 4: From Iouzan to Shiretoko

We will hike to Shiretoko and drive back to Sapporo.

Total walking hours: 6-7.

Equipment you will need to bring


Water bottle

About the guide

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JMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Kitami city in east Hokkaido. I grew up loving outdoor sports, skiing, and mountain climbing. I now lives in Sapporo and I have been a guide for the last 15 years.
I have accumulated vast experience in mountaineering in both Japan and abroad. I have served on the Canadian Ski Patrol and I have a wealth of experience skiing, rock climbing, and mountain climbing all over the world including Europe, North America, and Nepal.
I pride myself on my skill and experience rock climbing during the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter months. I have climbed Mt. McKinley in the U.S., Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ama-Dablam, in Nepal, The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, in Europe and Insubong in Korea.
Please contact me if you want to experience Japan walking, climbing or skiing! I will be very happy to guide you here.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 272165 each

Group of 2

JPY 136083 each

Group of 3

JPY 90722 each

Group of 4

JPY 84537 each

Group of 5

JPY 84537 each

Group of 6

JPY 84537 each

Group of 7

JPY 84537 each

Group of 8

JPY 84537 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

Not included in the price: Rausu Kinoshita Mountain Hut accommodation fee, lunch and snack, meals after descending the mountain, Onsen (hot spring) fee.

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