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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.

Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripNot specified


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.


This tour will be changed or canceled due to the weather condition or others

More info

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

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 24495 each

Group of 2

JPY 12248 each

Group of 3

JPY 9798 each

Group of 4

JPY 7349 each

Group of 5

JPY 6124 each

Group of 6

JPY 6124 each

Group of 7

JPY 6124 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

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