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Hiking Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido

Hiking Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido
Hiking Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido
Hiking Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido
Hiking Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido

4 days hiking in the awesome Shiretoko National Park to see its wonders including superb landscapes and wild animals, with a certified mountain guide.


4 Days

Jun - Sep


Come and join me for a wonderful hike in the Shiretoko National Park, a Unesco world natural heritage site. It is probably one of the most beautiful treks on Hokkaido island. It is located in the north-east and surrounded by a marine area.

Shiretoko means “The end of the earth”. Accordingly, this peninsula is accessible only by boat or by foot.

The national park is very well-known for its wildlife. Indeed, it is very common to see brown bears, dears, foxes, killer whales, sperm whale, eagles and fish owls.

The altitude during the trek ranges between 1500 and 1800 m.

The trek passes by Mount Lo, Mount Chienbetsu, Mount Minami, Okkabakedake, Mount Sachirui, Mitsumine and Mount Rausu.

I propose to you the following 4-day itinerary.

Day 1
We meet and move together to Siretoko. We stay the first night in Shiretoko Utoro.

Day 2
We wake up early and start the hike to Rausu-Dake, Mitsumine. We walk from 6PM to 2:30PM. Then we spend the night at Futatuike sleeping in a tent.

Day 3
We wake up early and start the hike to Lou-dake. We should be finished around 3PM. Then we move to Utoro.

Day 4
From Utoro, we move to the town of Rausu. We will then be on the boat from 9AM to 12PM to watch the whales.

I can of course extend this 4-day hike if you wish. It will depend on the time you have. I can tailor make a program of you, based on the timing, your wishes, your physical level, and your interests: trekking, mountains, volcanoes, cultural sites, flowers, wild animals (including sea animals)…

Get in touch with me if you have any questions or if you’re looking for a guide knowing well the region. We can then go together and experience Shiretoko’s incredible mountains, hot springs, animals and flora together.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip


More info

The price is based on a group of 4. The boat ticket is included in the price.

Equipment: You don't need to carry much. You will take with you rain wear, hat, mid layer, water, spoon & fork and your own sleeping back. I will make water every morning, using the filter. Day trekking equipment: bag, rain wear, fleece insulation, cap, gloves, water bottle and sunglasses. You can rent some of the equipment like hiking shoes, clothing items, backpacks, sleeping bags as well as other gears from Yamarent - http://www.yamarent.com/en/ It is an online rental shop, which allows you to reserve online, and you can receive the items by postal delivery to your hotel in Japan or collect and fit the gears in their shops located near Shinjuku station in Tokyo. You’ll be eligible for a discount of 10% with the Explore&Share promotion code, ES3776, if you rent more than JPY 5,000!

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What people are saying about this trip


Jun is a responsible and reliable guide. He is also knowledgeable on the local flora and fauna and managed to show us quite a few interesting alpine flowers, birds and animals. He is kind and helpful and converses well in English. I will not hesitate to recommend him to any anyone needing an English speaking guide in Japan.

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