• Trip duration
    1 day
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Mt. Akaiwa Otaru
  • Best period
    Mar, Apr, May



Akaiwa, Otaru, is perfect to learn alpine/ trad climbing.  It is just a 40 min drive away from Sapporo. Here at one of Hokkaido’s oldest and largest climbing areas, there are over 200 routes that can be enjoyed by beginners to experts alike – from short routes (20m) to more serious 7 pitch multi-pitch routes!

West wall:  III 3 pitch 60m

Table Ridge: IV 4 pitch 100m

Pinacle Ridge: IV 5 pitch 100m

There are also a lot of areas for sport climbing.

For those wanting to start Trad Climbing, I can also teach you:

  • the different types of protections (active, passive – nuts and cams)
  • how to place protections
  • how to clean protections
  • how to build anchors
  • rope management etc.

I can assure you that it will be a very exciting one day climbing trip in Akaiwa and you will also have its beautiful ocean seascape at your back whilst climbing! Please contact me! I will be very happy to be your guide!


Day 1

one day climbing trip to Akaiwa

From Sapporo at 8:00 am, we will drive up to Akaiwa,  Otaru area (40mins) and enjoy climbing all day.  Back to Sapporo at 5:00 pm.

Price per person

1 Person50000JPY
Group of 230000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Meeting point

Sapporo station or your hotel in Sapporo at 8:00 am. Please let me know of your preference.

More info

Rock Type:  Andesite

Required Levels:  Beginner / Intermediate -  already able to belay

Optional day trips (from Sapporo can be arranged at the same price):
Asahikawa (Mt. Ishigaki or Nishi Iwasa), Touya Lake, Yoshitsune Rock, Ofuyu.  These are all free climbing areas between 5.9 to 10b level.

Other Info:

Deposit amount - 30% of Trip Price
Reservation opens 6 months prior to the trip date. Please reserve well in advance -– Booking request under 1 month is usually not possible.
Full payment needs to be made at least 1 month in advance


In case of bad weather / conditions (including road conditions), the trip itinerary may be altered and/or date change can be discussed.
Riding on the guide’s car is considered as ride sharing and thus will only covered under normal car insurance. The guide’s responsibility and liability is only applicable from the departure from the start of the approach path until our return to the same point.
Please make sure all participants are individual insured appropriately with international travel insurance which specifically covers rock climbing.
For any injuries in the mountains, the guide will not be liable and will need to be paid by your own means.
Cancellation Policy:

I ask for a payment of Cancellation Fees (CF) in case of last minute cancellations as per below:

For cancellation between 30-60 days prior to the trip date – CF is 50% of Trip Price
For cancellation between 7-30 days prior to the trip date – CF is70% of Trip Price
For cancellation up to 7 days prior to the trip date – CF is 100% of Trip Price