4-day hiking in Shiretoko National Park, a beautiful destination of Japan located in eastern Hokaido, together with an certified local guide.
Jun, Jul, Aug
* 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.
- Guiding fee
- Mountain guide expenses
Not included in the price: Rausu Kinoshita Mountain Hut accommodation fee, lunch and snack, meals after descending the mountain, Onsen (hot spring) fee.
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.
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.
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.
We will hike to **Shiretoko** and drive back to **Sapporo**. Total walking hours: 6-7.
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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i did cancel my oversease trip due to coronavirus concerns and it being a bad season in japan. will come back in january next year to try.
We had a wonderful day with Yasuko. He was very informative and spoke English very well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time ski touring or split boarding Mt. Yotei
This trip was great! Yasuko was very helpful and friendly and brought us to a beautiful crag with many climbs that were an appropriate difficulty for us to try. The climbs were extremely fun; the approaches were totally reasonable; and the crag was shockingly uncrowded. Yasuko also found us an inexpensive but delightful campground and did everything to make our trip successful and fun.
Yasu was an excellent guide! We did several single pitch and one multi pitch. We had the option to do more than one multi pitch climb if we wanted to. The area she took us to was not crowded, although we did climb on a Monday. I highly recommend Yasu. Her instructions were clear and we felt safe! In the future we’d want to try back country skiing too! Thank you Yasu!
Yasuko was absolutely fantastic and would happily recommend. She found some wonderful routes and clearly knew the terrain exceptionally well.
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