Hokkaido Adventure Travel Blog

The insider’s look into Hokkaido

  • Gallery

    Dec 28, 2021

    Asahidake, Biei & Toma Winter Tour

    Adventure Hokkaido Guides Tobaji, Richard & Ayaka had four day snowshoeing adventure in Asahidake, Biei and Toma last week. They were accompanied by a bunch of local guides, travel companies and the Hokkaido Transport Bureau. Snow hiking in the forests around Asahidake Onsen and Shirogane Onsen was a joy as always, and having the Toma Limestone Cave all to ourselves was a remarkable adventure!

    A snowshoer falls backwards into the snow. The photo captures the split second before they disappear into the snow.
  • Activity Guide

    Nov 30, 2021 by Kazu

    Hokkaido Wildlife Guide

    It is no secret that Hokkaido's wildlife is both varied and spectacular. This article shares our favourite wildlife to see in Hokkaido, as well as tips on all the best spots to view them.

    A tancho crane holding withered sasa grass in its beak lands on a snowy field.
  • Guide Story

    Nov 22, 2021 by Ayaka

    Hokkaido Guide Stories – Japan’s Far East with Ayaka

    In this article, Adventure Hokkaido owner & co-founder Ayaka shares her adventures exploring a trio of National Parks in Eastern Hokkaido on our Japan’s Far East 8 Day Wildlife & Adventure Tour.

    Sightseers walk along Shiretoko's Five Lakes boardwalk.
  • Travel Tips

    Nov 7, 2021 by Richard

    Hokkaido Travel Tips & Common Questions

    Where is Hokkaido? How do I get there? Do people speak English?! All these questions and more are answered in this handy blog by Richard!

    Rishiri Island at sunset.
  • Travel Tips

    Sep 22, 2021 by Ayaka

    What to pack for Hokkaido?

    Excited for your trip to Hokkaido, but are unsure about what to bring? This blog post shares tips on what to pack for Hokkaido, plus local insight and advice to help you prepare for your adventure travel to Hokkaido.

    A group of hikers smile and pose for the camera. They are standing around a post marking the summit of Mt Asahidake. A fluffy white cloud fills the sky behind them.
  • Travel Tips

    Sep 13, 2021 by Ayaka

    How to get to Hokkaido?

    By plane, by train, or by ferry? There are many ways to access Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido. This article goes over the best travel options to Hokkaido from Tokyo, Osaka, as well as other nearby Asian cities and further afield.

    An airplane flies above frost-laden trees.
  • Travel Tips

    Sep 5, 2021 by Richard

    Why travel to Hokkaido?

    So why visit Hokkaido? In this post, Adventure Hokkaido guide Richard, an Englishman who has found home in Hokkaido, shares what makes Hokkaido makes a perfect travel destination to experience a natural Japan.

    A group take in the colourful rows of flowers at Shikisai no Oka
  • Guide Story

    Sep 2, 2021 by Ayaka

    Meet Ayaka from Adventure Hokkaido

    Meet Ayaka Yoshikawa, owner and co-founder of Adventure Hokkaido. Ayaka tells us a little bit about herself and why she started running adventure tours here in Hokkaido.

    Adventure Hokkaido owner and co-founder Ayaka enjoying summer cycling.