trip duration TRIP DURATION
1/2 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
7 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


Rishiri —and its neighbor island, Rebun— are Japan’s northernmost islands, lying about 20 km off the coast of Hokkaido. Come and discover Rishiri’s natural scenery on this half-day trek!

I propose to take you to Mount Pon, a small 444 m mountain right behind Mount Rishiri (the main volcano at the center of the island). Pon means ‘little’ in Ainu, the Japanese indigenous peoples’ language.

This is a tour designed for you to observe and listen to the sounds of nature, while walking at a relaxing pace and enjoy talking to each other. In the island, we’ll meet at Maruzen Inn, Reramosir. After a short stop at Hokuroku Camp site, we will start our tour. We’ll be walking on a paved moderate incline trail on the rich forests of Rishiri.

Then, we’ll get to Kanrosen spring (Nector or tasty water fountain) and fill up our water bottles! Up from there, we’ll start walking on a mountain trail.

We’ll be walking for about 1 hour, spending some quiet time in nature and observing the beautiful seasonal alpine flowers. From Mount Pon we’ll enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view (although this may depend on the weather!). The trip will have a total length of 2.5 hours.

Would you like to take a relaxed hike and enjoy the natural beauty of Rishiri island? Send me a request and book this trip!

I can also recommend you other activities in Rishiri and Rebun islands, please check out this 2-day sea kayak tour on Rebun island.

Price per person

1 Person16632JPY
Group of 28316JPY
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Group of 45940JPY
Group of 54752JPY
Group of 64752JPY
Group of 74752JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required

First time

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Meeting point

You can join this tour either in the morning or in the afternoon.

Morning tour:

Meet 8:30 a.m. at Maruzen Inn, Reramosir. If you come by ferry (leave 7:15 at Wakkanai and arrive 8:55 at Oshidomari), it is acceptable.

Afternoon tour:

Meet 1:30 p.m. at Maruzen Inn, Reramosir. If you come by ferry (leave 1:20 at Rebun Island and arrive 2:00 at Oshidomari) it is acceptable.

* This tour can be flexible. When you come by another ferry, please let me know. We might arrange another itinerary.

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)


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