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Rishiri 1-day trek to Mount Pon and Hime-numa

Enjoy a 1-day trek in the virgin forests of Rishiri island, visiting Mount Pon and Hime-numa sacred lake together with Toshiya, a JMGA mountain guide.


1 Day


Jun - Sep


Open To Everyone


First Time


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Rishiri is one of the northernmost islands of Japan. On this trip, I’ll take you on a trekking tour to enjoy its natural beauty!

We will walk to the summit of Mount Pon (444 m) —a small peak right behind Mount Rishiri— and visit the sacred lake of Hime-numa, a wonderful place surrounded by virgin forests.

This is a great trip for nature lovers. You’ll have the chance of feeling the power of life in Rishiri island: fresh water, alpine seasonal flowers —which are very popular in this area— and wild birds will be part of the journey.

Our starting point will be Maruzen Inn, Reramosir. After a short stop at Hokuroku Camp we’ll start walking towards the top of Mount Pon. After walking about 10-min, we will have a break at Kanrosen (Nector or tasty water fountain) and fill up our water bottles.

At the top of Mount Pon, an impressive 360 degree panoramic view will be awaiting us (only if there’s a good weather). After having a break and taking many photos, we will restart our tour to Hime-numa. After exploring the deep forests, we’ll have a ride to go back to Oshidomari. If you leave on this area, I can take you to your hotel.

For this trip, you’ll need to be fit to walk for 3 hours. The total trip will take between 4-5 hours.

Ready for a nice trekking tour in the remote island of Rishiri? Send a request to book this trip!

If you are looking for other trips in this Japanese island, you can consider this 1-day trekking in Yamu-Nai stream.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


More info

This tour can be guided by me or one of my partners.
What to bring:

  • Clothes and Shoes for easy mountain climbing
  • Backpack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Rain wear (both tops and bottoms)
  • Hat/Cap
  • Empty Water bottle for filling up fresh water at the spring in the mountain
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Pen and note (option for alpine flower observation)

Meeting point

You can fly from Sapporo's Okazu Airport to Rishiri Airport or from Haneda Airport to Wakkanai Airport, where you can come to Rishiri Island by ferry from Wakkanai. If you come by ferry we'll be able to pick you up at the ferry terminal for free.

About the guide: -Toshiya

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Ski Guide

I was born on the island of Rishiri in 1969. I still live here today! Since my childhood, I have spent most of my time in the sea, going fishing, and in the mountain going skiing. I’m a ski guide (level 2) from the Japanese Mountain Guide Association. I’m the only one on the island. I have reached the summit of Rishiri more than 500 times… It’s my great pleasure to guide here and let people from all around the world discover this beautiful island all year round. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you are looking for a local expert to guide you in Rishiri. Besides mountain guiding, I'm managing a family hostel here so I can help you with the accommodation as well.


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What people are saying about -Toshiya



We had a great trip, no powder but fabulous Spring ski, thanks to Toshiya who is super friendly and excellent at picking the right route according to the weather especially in windy conditions. Thanks a lot



Outstanding service in pension and guiding.



Had a great time on Rishiri with Toshi. He really knows how to make the best out of all weather conditions. Had some of the best skiing of my life, plus the food was great!



If it were possibke to award 100 Stars I would !



Toshi and his crew gave us a truly remarkable experience! From the food to the accommodations to the epic skiing: this trip was out of this world!

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