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1 day hiking in Daisetsuzan on Hakuundake and Kurodake

A 1-day hiking on mountains Kurodake and Hakuundake in Daisetsuzan National Park, observing alpine plants in a unique mountain habitat, together with a JMGA mountain guide.

Mountain RangeDaisetsuzan
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug
Type of tripNot specified


Join me for a beautiful hiking experience in Daisetsuzan area, observing a unique variety of alpine flora.

If you are looking for mountains full of blossoming alpine plants in Hokkaido, this program is for you! In this traverse in the Daisetsuzan area, at the heart of the Hokkaido Island, you’ll be able to see plants growing in snow field and in grassland.

In fact, it is possible to observe the unique mixture of Eurasia origin species and North-America origin species.

Besides, we will hike two mountains of this area: Hakuundake (2,230 m) and Kurodake (1,984 m).

The most suitable season for flora observation is around July 10th for Beefsteak plant (Pedicularis japonica) and from early to middle of August for Gentian (Gentiana scabra).

You should also consider that hiking in July usually includes climbing on snowy gorge.

Are you planning to travel to Hokkaido? Contact me and we can arrange this great hiking trip for you!


More info

Required technical level: Altitude difference: approximately 800m Required fitness level: need to have good strength for 7 hours of hike in a day. This items are not included in the price: -Transportation fee (Bus) -Rope-way and Lift fee




Day 0: Briefing

Day 1: Hakuundake and Kurodake

We will meet at Sounkyo at 5:30 a.m. And from Sounkyo, we will move to Ginsendai that is the entrance of trail. From there, we’ll hike up to the peak of Hakuundake (2,230 m) and Kurodake (1,984 m). We will be hiking for approximately 7 hours.

About the guide

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I wish you a very warm welcome from Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. The dream spot for any fan of powder skiing!
I'm Jun, I'm a JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) mountain and ski guide. I'm also a ski and telemark instructor. I graduated from the Hokkaido University. I have been skiing all around Hokkaido and I know every corner of this incredible island. I'm also an expert in avalanche safety management.
I'm guiding my friends and clients in all the most beautiful places of Hokkaido: Shiretoko (UNESCO World Nature Heritage), Daisetsuzan National Park, Rishiri, Niseko, Yotei volcano, Asahikawa... hiking, skiing and mountaineering.
Have a look to the different tours I propose to have more info on what you can experience here and get in touch with me. I will be very happy to help you organising your trip and guide you in our beautiful mountains. I'm also the director of the Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA) which includes around 84 guides.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 51547 each

Group of 2

JPY 25774 each

Group of 3

JPY 17526 each

Group of 4

JPY 15464 each

Group of 5

JPY 15464 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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

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