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Snowshoe tour in Asaridake Area (Mt. Asari)

Asaridake Area
Asaridake Area

Discover Japan¡s winter landscape from a different perspective with this snowshoe tour to the summit of the Mount Asari, in the company of Yu, a JMGA certified guide.

Not specified


1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Open to everyone

First Time


This 1-day Snowshoe tour in Asaridake Area will take on a fun winter adventure in Japan!The Asaridake Area is located in a hot spring area, Asarigawa Onsen, a few kilometers south of Otaru, in Hokkaido. It’s surrounded by many small ski resorts and it has an spectacular view that reaches the ocean on a sunny day.It’s a popular spot for hiking in summer and is also open for skiers and snowboarders during winter. But on this occasion I offer you to take you snowshoeing to get to know it in a different way.When snow covers all and everything is painted white the landscape transforms dramatically, and this is something worthwhile to experience. So I’ve designed this program to start early in the morning and drive to the Sapporo Kokusai ski area.We’ll take the lifts up to the top and from there we’ll hike for approximately an hour and a half to the summit of Mount Asari. We’ll have lunch and enjoy some breaks to take pictures and enjoy the scenery in the mountain. And then we’ll return to the ski resort where we’ll take the lift back down.

Sounds like a fun experience? It is! Send me a request now and we’ll start planning your visit to this amazing mountain in Hokkaido, Japan. You’ll spend an unforgettable day out in the nature.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


More info

Recommended equipment List Snowshoe, a pair of poles, ski wear top and bottom, high rising winter boots (ski boots or snowboard boots are preferable), winter hats, sunglasses, goggles, winter gloves, winter base layer top and bottom, mid layer (fleece, sweater etc), winter socks, neck warmer or balaclava, sunblock, lunch, some snacks, drink (warm drinks in thermos is preferable), a backpack (20-30L).

  • Most equipment mentioned above can be rented, except for base layers and mid layers.

Rental equipment prices: (a) A set of ski wear top and bottom, gloves, hats, goggles  - JPY 4,200 (b) snowboard boots JPY 2,600 (c) backpack JPY 500 (d) snowshoe and poles JPY 1500   (c) and (d) can be rented from the guide. (a) and (b) the guide will take the client to where they can be rented.

Lift ticket JPY 1,450 must be purchased individually on the spot.

Meeting point

Your hotel in Sapporo city, Jozankei area or Otaru area.

About the guide

I am an JMGA mountain and ski guide born in the local village of Obihiro in Hokkaido. Mountains have always been close to me, as I started climbing mountains when I was 8. My mountain passion extended to backcountry skiing since 2006, around which time I also started guiding in the mountains.

I decided to become a mountain guide because not only did I like being in the mountains as a climber but I got more joy out of sharing the experiences and excitements with the people I climbed with. I just really enjoy it when others are also having a fun time!

I guide and enjoy both skiing and telemark skiing, but I prefer telemark skiing for its higher versatility in the mountains. Telemarking lets you enjoy the mountains in a different mindset to skiing. Even though it is more challenging to ski on them especially on more technical terrains but I embrace the challenge it offers. I also find it much easier to hike up on my telemarks than on my skis.

In the summer, my favourite guiding is long mountain traverse routes whilst in the winter my guiding activity includes backcountry skiing, snowshoe trekking, and ice climbing in Hokkaido. The beauty of guiding gin the winter is that one is not confined to ‘hiking routes’ like in the summer. My guiding fields of choice are places near Sapporo, Niseko and Daisetsuzan (Asahidake) area for backcountry skiing, but mostly I guide long routes on less crowded, more local mountains. It is my guiding policy, to not guide "slack country skiing", where we need to stick to the sides of ski resorts and is crowded with people. I feel there is more value add for me to take groups away from the crowds in less known areas best suited for the day’s condition and the weather.
As for popular areas, I do guide Mt Yotei (on the sides with less people), and Asahidake area but there isn’t much peak hunting to be done in Hokkaido.

My passion is to guide my clients to less populated areas, let them discover new areas and new kind of fun. I want visitors from all over the world to enjoy the accessible famous powder snow in Hokkaido, but I’d also like for you to venture into the depth of the mountains with me and to experience having the mountain all to ourselves. Please contact me if you’re keen on discovering the Hokkaido nature with me, whether it be in the summer or the winter!


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