The insider’s look into Hokkaido

  • 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.
  • Gallery

    Aug 19, 2021

    Around Daisetsuzan Cycling Tour

    We had two guests join us in August 2021 for a ride around Hokkaido's Daisetsuzan Mountains. The tour was led by guides Dai and Ayu with Richard also going along to get to know the roads. Here are our favourite photos from the trip.

    An arial photo of a road cutting through a rich green forest in the Daisetsuzan National Park. Four cyclists can be seen on the road and they look tiny in relation to the distant mountains.
  • Gallery

    Aug 5, 2021

    Japan's Far East Wildlife & Adventure Tour

    Adventure Hokkaido guides Kazu, Gen and Ayaka headed east to take in the wilderness of Kushiro Shitsugen, Akan-Mashu and Shiretoko National Parks in Japan's Far East. Here are some of our favourite pictures from the trip.

    Two canoers approach a steaming hot spring vent on the shore of Lake Kussharo. The vent sits at the bottom of a barren and rugged cliff.