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4-day Shiretoko private guided hike

4-day Shiretoko private guided hike | Japan

Yasuko, a local JMGA mountain guide, takes you on a 4-day private hiking trip to the beautiful and wild Shiretoko Peninsula.

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4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug


Join me on a 4-day hiking trip around Shiretoko National Park, one of the last unspoiled natural areas in Japan.

This national park is located in the Shiretoko Peninsula, in the easternmost side of the island of Hokkaido, out into the Sea of Okhotsk.

Surrounded by lakes and waterfalls, this wild area offers many attractive trails for hikers.

We'll hike for 4 days and spend the nights in a tent (you can check the details of the itinerary below this description).

I really enjoy taking clients to this place because you can enjoy stunning views, which are even more beautiful during sunrise and sunset! One side of the trail leads to Okhotsk Sea, while the other side leaves you in front of Kunashiri island.

The fact that this Shiretoko is an almost unexplored region in Japan is definitely another highlight. You really feel at the end of the earth! And there's also the chance of observing local fauna, like bears and foxes.

Furthermore, there are beautiful flowers in the area that you can see between the end of June and the end of August, the best time to visit this area.

Please contact me if you want to come on a private guiding hike to Shiretoko! I can assure you it will be a unique experience.

You can also join an existing group at a fixed date to Shiretoko.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses


Day 1: From Sapporo to Shiretoko

We will meet at North Exit, **Sapporo Station** at 7:00 a.m. Or, pick up at your hotel at 6:30 a.m. or meet at **Memanbetsu Airport** at 1:00 p.m. From Sapporo station, we will go forward to Kitami area and have lunch. After that, we will stop at Memanbetsu Airport. We will drive to **Shiretoko** and stay overnight at Kinoshita Mountain Hut. In that lodge, the guide will provide supper for the tour members.

Day 2: From Shiretoko to Rausu-dake

The hike-up to the summit of **Rausu-dake** will take us about 4-5 hours. Then, we will set up our tents at **Mitsumine** camp site around 1 hour from the summit. (tent)

Day 3: From Mistumine to Iouzan

This is the longest day of the tour. We will be walking about 8 hours passing through beautiful landscapes. At night, we will stay at **Iouzan** camp site. (tent)

Day 4: From Iouzan to Shiretoko

We will hike to **Shiretoko** and drive back to **Sapporo**.



More info

Required Fitness Level: You need to have good strength for 8-9 hours hike-up in a day. Total walking hours: Day 2: 7 hours, Day 3: 8-9 hours, Day 4: 6-7 hours. It is a moderate trekking course, but the traverse route from Rausudake to Ioudake has a lot of ups and downs. No advanced technical skills are needed, but the participants need to have good fitness enough to walk whole day carrying their bags (approximately 7kg-10kg). Climate: In Hokkaido, the temperature might be under 10℃ even at lower mountains. When the weather condition is bad, it could be as low as -10℃ even in the summer time. Usually, in the early summer, the temperature is around 20℃~23℃ in July. Morning and evening is getting cooler at the camp site. Please bring your warm clothes. Excluded from Price: -Rausu Kinoshita Mountain Hut accommodation fee -Lunch and Snack -Meals after descending the mountain -Onsen (hot spring) fee Note: -If you have items that you do not want to carry during hike, you can leave them in my car. My car will be transferred from the trailhead to Shimo-Yamaguchi. -I will provide you light meals for your breakfast and supper. And, you will have drinking water every day. -If you are flying to Memanbetsu Airport, please book your flight arriving at the airport before 7:00 p.m., and departure from same airport after 4:00 p.m.

Meeting point

We can meet at North Exit, Sapporo Station at 7:00 a.m. Or, I can pick up at your hotel at 6:30 a.m. or meet at Memanbetsu Airport at 1:00 p.m.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

JMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Kitami city in east Hokkaido. I grew up loving outdoor sports, skiing, and mountain climbing. I now lives in Sapporo and I have been a guide for the last 15 years.
I have accumulated vast experience in mountaineering in both Japan and abroad. I have served on the Canadian Ski Patrol and I have a wealth of experience skiing, rock climbing, and mountain climbing all over the world including Europe, North America, and Nepal.
I pride myself on my skill and experience rock climbing during the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter months. I have climbed Mt. McKinley in the U.S., Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ama-Dablam, in Nepal, The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, in Europe and Insubong in Korea.
Please contact me if you want to experience Japan walking, climbing or skiing! I will be very happy to guide you here.


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What people are saying about Yasuko


i did cancel my oversease trip due to coronavirus concerns and it being a bad season in japan. will come back in january next year to try.



We had a wonderful day with Yasuko. He was very informative and spoke English very well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time ski touring or split boarding Mt. Yotei



This trip was great! Yasuko was very helpful and friendly and brought us to a beautiful crag with many climbs that were an appropriate difficulty for us to try. The climbs were extremely fun; the approaches were totally reasonable; and the crag was shockingly uncrowded. Yasuko also found us an inexpensive but delightful campground and did everything to make our trip successful and fun.



Yasu was an excellent guide! We did several single pitch and one multi pitch. We had the option to do more than one multi pitch climb if we wanted to. The area she took us to was not crowded, although we did climb on a Monday. I highly recommend Yasu. Her instructions were clear and we felt safe! In the future we’d want to try back country skiing too! Thank you Yasu!



Yasuko was absolutely fantastic and would happily recommend. She found some wonderful routes and clearly knew the terrain exceptionally well.

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