Guide Training in Japan's Far North

Adventure Hokkaido founder Ayaka smiles into the camera while she sits on a wooden bench located on an outside deck

By Ayaka

Every year the Adventure Hokkaido guides gather together for a guide training trip. The trip allows us to catch up, share ideas and knowledge and brush up on our "guiding English". In June 2022, we headed to Hokkaido's northernmost islands, Rebun and Rishiri. We were lucky to be joined by Dr Mark Brazil and his wife Mayumi of Japan Nature Guides. We explored the island's coastlines and mountains together, chatting about the local flora and fauna whilst wondering if we could really call this work. Enjoy my favourite photos from the trip.

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