Rishiri 1-day flower tour and hike, Hokkaido

Toshiya, a JMGA mountain guide living in Rishiri, takes you on a 1-day hiking trip to this remote island in the north-west of Hokkaido to admire alpine flowers in bloom.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

-

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Rishiri, a small volcanic island located almost 20 km off Hokkaido’s north-west coast, has a unique variety of alpine flowers. Do you want to visit this flower heaven? 

This 1-day hiking tour is an amazing opportunity for flower lovers traveling to Japan.

In April, when snow starts melting, the season of flowers begins and it lasts until September. From the coast and up to Mount Rishiri —located at the heart of the island—, you’ll be able to admire a hundreds of flowers.

Rebun Island, Rishiri’s neighbor island, is another great spot to observe them.

Every week there’s a flower variation, so you depending when you get there you’ll see a different place.

Because of this, the tour route will also change every day. I will decide the best places to take you based on the seasonal flowers.

You can join this tour in the morning or in the afternoon. We’ll be hiking for two hours, and the whole trip will take between 3-4 hours.

Let’s explore together the beautiful flower scenery of this Japanese island. Send a request to book this hiking trip!

If you’d like to combine this trip with another adventure in Rishiri island, take a look at this overnight climbing trip in Mount Rishiri.

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
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
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
First time
Fitness level required
Open to everyone
Meeting point
Morning tour:
Meet 8:30 a.m. at Maruzen Inn, Reramosir. If you come by ferry leave 7:15 at Wakkanai and arrive 8:55 at Oshidomari.
Afternoon tour:
Meet 1:30 p.m. at Maruzen Inn, Reramosir. If you come by ferry leave 1:25 at Rebn Island and arrive 2:10 at Oshidomari.
* This tour can be flexible. When you come by another ferry, please let me know. We might arrange another itinerary.
More info

This tour can be guided by me or one of my partners.

What to bring:
- Clothes and Shoes for easy mountain climbing
- Backpack
- Trekking shoes
- Rain wear (both tops and bottoms)
- Hat/Cap
- Empty Water bottle for filling up fresh water at the spring in the mountain
- Sunscreen
- Camera
- Pen and note (option for alpine flower observation)

Disclaimer
This tour will be changed or canceled due to the weather condition or others.
 

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.

 
 
FROM 5940 JPY per person
 

 

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