Half-day Lake Shikotsu kayaking tour in Hokkaido, Japan

Join a guide from the Ohtaki Outdoor Adventures team for a great kayaking tour in Lake Shikotsu, in the Shikotsu-Toya National Park in Hokkaido.




Trip Duration

1 day

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Enjoy a fun kayaking tour in a beautiful lake near Sapporo

  • Spend a great day in a wild natural paradise

  • Suitable for children from 5 years old


Come join our kayaking tour at Lake Shikotsu, in Hokkaido, and discover this wild-paradise only 80 minutes away from Sapporo, and just 50 minutes from New Chitose airport!

Lake Shikotsu is a caldera lake, formed  from collapses in the terrain after volcanic eruptions. It is part of the  Shikotsu-Toya National Park, located in south-west Hokkaido.

During this tour you will not only go on a great kayaking tour, but also enjoy some nature watching in a beautiful setting and a snack-tea time. You will enjoy a safe, fun and easy cruise with our “sit-on-top kayak”.

Once we finish with the kayaking experience, you can visit an Onsen, a natural hot spring, at Kitayuzawa or Shikotsu areas. We also have a local produce market and a restaurant nearby, so you can enjoy a great whole day at this beautiful national park site.

This tour runs from late April until mid-October, depending on the climate of the year. It lasts for about 3 hours and it is suitable for children from 5 years old onwards.Bear in mind we need a minimum of 2 people for this kayaking adventure.

Just send us a request if you want to spend a fun day in a beautiful lake in Hokkaido. Book your trip and get ready for a great kayaking adventure!

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Price per person

Group of 1
14000 JPY

Group of 2
7000 JPY


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 The price includes guiding fee, accident insurance fee, tax, snack and tea / The price per person for 12 years old kids or younger is 5000 JPY.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Meeting point

Ootaki Kinokooukoku

637-1 Sangaitaki Ootaki, Date-city Hokkaido

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*Tour Times

Group 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00

Group 2: 13:30 - 16:30

You need to bring a summer T-shirt, short pants and water shoes. In spring and fall, bring a long sleeve shirt and pants. If you are unsure about what to wear, please ask us.


About the Guide


We are a team of guides specialised in Kayaking and Caving, based in Hokkaido. We are JSCA and JCU certified. Our group of guides emphasizes risk management for all outdoor activities and fully implements safety measures.

We can take you on fan kayaking tours, or you can also join us on a snowshoeing tour to a cave! Take a look at the tours we offer and join us for a fun adventure!



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