Hokkaido Adventure Travel Blog

The insider’s look into Hokkaido

  • Travel Tips

    Nov 28, 2023 by Hattie

    Layer Up! How to Dress for Hokkaido’s Winter

    It get's cold in Hokkaido! But don't let that put you off from heading out and exploring the winter wonderland. Hattie offers advice on how to bundle up nice and warm in Hokkaido’s subzero winter in preparation for your adventure holiday.

    Two snowshoers pose for a photo with Mt Oakan in the background
  • Activity Guide

    Nov 8, 2023 by Zac

    When is the best time to hike in Hokkaido?

    Adventure Hokkaido Guide Zac breaks down each of the seasons in Hokkaido, explaining what to expect and how to make the most out of each month.

  • Travel Tips

    Oct 16, 2023 by Hattie

    Preparing for Your First Hokkaido Adventure Holiday

    Hattie talks about her experience on preparing for your first Adventure Holiday in Hokkaido and shares her top tips and tricks on what to expect and how to prepare sufficiently to get the most out of your exciting trip.

  • Activity Guide

    Sep 29, 2023 by Yuka

    Hiking Safely in Hokkaido

    In this blog, Yuka gives practical tips on how to stay safe on Hokkaido's trails. While hiking in Hokkaido can be a wonderful and memorable experience, there are one or two things to keep in mind for your safety.

    A view from the slope of Mt. Midori showing striking autumn colors slashing down through green expanses of pine. Snow at a slightly higher elevation offsets this contrast of color with a wintery white.
  • Travel Tips

    Aug 25, 2023 by Hattie

    Vegan & Vegetarian in Hokkaido

    Navigating Hokkaido as a vegan or vegetarian poses challenges due to meat-centric traditions. Learn about the impact of dashi and cultural hesitations, explore the historical roots and discover strategies for plant-based eating.

  • Gallery

    Aug 7, 2023 by Richard

    Daisetsuzan to Akan–Mashu Hiking Tour

    Along with fellow guide Yuka, I took a group of hikers from Australia on a 9 day trip taking in some of the best hikes in the Daisetsuzan and Akan–Mashu national parks.

    A group of hikers walking along the ridge of Mt Meakan are dwarfed by the rugged volcanic scenery. The sky is moody with large clouds. In the background a smaller peak sits in shade.
  • Gallery

    Jul 31, 2023 by Hattie

    Around Daisetsuzan Cycling Tour

    Our first Around Daisetsuzan 7 Day Cycling Tour of the year kicked off with cyclists from all over the world coming together to enjoy an amazing adventure. Despite an unusually wet July, the group remained smiling and enjoyed some amazing two-wheeled adventures, cycling across vast mountain passes and idyllic agricultural landscapes.

    Cycling through farmland in Central Hokkaido.
  • Gallery

    Jun 15, 2023 by Ayaka

    Japan's Far East Through The Seasons

    Get a taste of Eastern Hokkaido - home to the Kushiro-shitsugen, Akan–Mashu and Shiretoko National Parks - throughout the year. Every season has it's own unique flavour in Japan's wild frontier.

    Two deer nuzzle on a grassy verge overlooking the Sea of Okhotsk