trip duration TRIP DURATION
2 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
3 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
Feb, Mar, Apr
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


If you want to learn some basic skills on winter mountaineering with a local experienced guide, please join me for this 2-day course in Hokkaido.

We’ll be based in the Kamihoro area, near the Tockachi mountains in the centre part of the Island of Hokkaido.

The starting point of the trip will be Tokachidake Onsen. Here, the elevation is 1300 m, so it’s already an Alpine area. After one hour of snowshoe trek, we’ll reach a snowy field where you’ll learn how to use crampons.

As we’ll be rather close from the city of Furano (one of the top destinations for powder backcountry skiing in Hokkaido) you can combine this mountaineering course with your skiing itinerary there. In fact, you can even meet the guide directly in Furano.

Besides, you can also choose to do an easy alpine climbing route in Tokachidake along the North East Kamihoro ridge, after this training.

Another available option is to reach the summit of Mount Furano. For that, you will have to extend the course for 2 nights and 3 days.

Please contact me if you want to join me for this winter mountaineering course. I will be glad to answer your questions and help you organize the best trip according to your wishes!


Day 1

Tokachidake Onsen

3 hours drive from Sapporo.

Winter mountaineering skills course in the afternoon.

Stay overnight at Tokachidake Onsen.

Day 2

Return to Sapporo

Easy alpine climbing for beginners practicing the skills you have learned.

Return to Sapporo by 19.00.

Price per person

1 Person 80000JPY
Group of 2 50000JPY
Group of 3 40000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details


Own accommodation fee (ca. JPY 10,000 per person)

More info

Guide’s accommodation expense (ca. JPY 10,000) has to be split between participants - to be paid on the spot.

Kit List
- ice axe (can rent)
- crampon (can rent)
- harness (can rent)
- helmet (can rent)
- winter mountaineering boots (must bring your own)

Items can be rented at JPY 2,000 each
Please tell me which items you need to rent when contacting me.
Also tell me if you are interested in some of the options presented on the description.


In case of bad weather / conditions (including road conditions), the trip itinerary may be altered and/or date change can be discussed.

Riding on the guide’s car is considered as ride sharing and thus will only covered under normal car insurance. The guide’s responsibility and liability is only applicable from the departure from the start of the approach path until our return to the same point.

All participants must have individual international travel insurance. My insurance will only cover up to JPY 1,000,000 upon death and a compensation of JPY 1,000 per day in case of hospitalisation.
For any injuries in the mountains, the guide will not be liable and will need to be paid by your own means.

Cancellation Policy:

I ask for a payment of Cancellation Fees (CF) in case of last minute cancellations as per below:

For cancellation between 30-60 days prior to the trip date – CF is 50% of Trip Price
For cancellation between 7-30 days prior to the trip date – CF is70% of Trip Price
For cancellation up to 7 days pror to the trip date – CF is 100% of Trip Price