• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Shiretoko range
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

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, on the mountains but also on 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 leave for 4 days and stay overnight in a tent. You can find the compete program below.

I will organize groups up to 8 people. In case we are more than five, a porter will join us to help us carrying the tent and the food.

The best period to visit this place is from end of June till mid of September. You will enjoy beautiful flowers and also get the chance to see the nice colors of autumn coming.

Please feel free to contact me if you want to join me for this wonderful hike. 

I also organice other trips during this season, like this hiking in Daisetsuzan National Park, the largest in the country.

Itinerary

Day 1

Meet at Sapporo airport

Depending on the schedule, we will either stay in Sapporo for the night, either drive to Shiretoko.

In Shiretoko, we will be staying in a mountain hut, the only one of the trip.

Day 2

From Shiretoko to Rausu-dake

The hike up to the summit of Rausu-Dake will take us 4 to 5 hours.

We will then set up the tent one hour from the top at Mistu-mine camp site.

Day 3

From Mistu-mine to Lou-Zan

This is the longest day of the tour.

We will be walking 8 hours passing through beautiful landscapes.

Day 4

From Lou-Zan to Shiretoko and then drive back to Sapporo

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip

Extras

Accommodation

Mountain hut.
Camping (tent).

More info

Equipment:
–Hiking shoes
– Backpack (40-50 liters)
– Rain wear, warm fleece jacket or thin warm jacket
– Sleeping bag (3 seasons: -5° tp 15°)
– Camping mattress
– Cup and dish
– Bottle of water
– Headlight

It is also possible for you to borrow some of the bigger equipment from me, so let me know if you need any!

– Sleeping bag at JPY 1,000 per day
– Back pack at JPY 1,000 per day
– cup/bottle/head torch at JPY 500 each per day

There is also an online gear rental shop called Yamarent, where you can hire trekking shoes and clothes in addition to gears. Once you reserve your items, they will deliver the items to your accommodation in Japan or you can collect and fit the gears at their shops located near Shinjuku station or Kawaguchiko station.

You’ll be eligible for a discount of 10% with the Explore&Share promotion code, ES3776, if you rent more than JPY 5,000.

Meeting point

Sapporo airport.