Hokkaido Guided Tours

Experience more with local guides
Two hiking guides walk across a log framed by a sea of greenery in the Daisetsuzan National Park

See our comprehensive range of unique and exciting Hokkaido guided tours. Our team of local outdoor experts add an extra personal touch with their extensive knowledge of the area, including the diverse flora and fauna of Hokkaido. Join us on your next adventure and discover Japan's wild backyard.

Our Hokkaido Guided Tours

Shikotsu–Toya 6 Day Winter Hiking Tour

The steaming fumaroles in Noboribetsu Hell Valley in winter.

Explore a land of ice and fire as we make our way through the snow-capped volcanoes of Shikotsu–Toya National Park. As well as the spectacular views, you can enjoy learning all about the indigenous Ainu and Hokkaido’s fascinating wildlife.

Grade
3
Moderate

Hike or snowshoe 28km on easy trails.

January
February
March

Hokkaido Winter Wildlife 8 Day Photography Tour

A man at dawn on a midwinter morning points a zoom lens towards three red-crowned cranes flying in the distance. He is standing on a bridge over an icy river.

Join us for a photography adventure around East Hokkaido. With your camera in hand, you’ll capture incredible shots of Red-crowned Cranes, Steller’s Sea Eagles and other charming creatures emblematic of Hokkaido’s magical winter.

Grade
1
Relaxed & Social
February

Akan–Mashu to Shiretoko 8 Day Cycling Tour

A cyclist takes a  picture of Mt. Rausu on a clear summer day.

Cycle through volcanic landscapes, sprawling forests, and along rugged coastlines across two beloved national parks on this multi day guided cycling tour.

Grade
4
Vigorous

Cycle 461 km in hilly terrain over 7 days.

June
July
August
September

Lake Toya To The Sea Of Japan 4 Day Cycling Tour

Rural cycling around Lake Toya

Hokkaido cycle touring at its best. An adventurous snapshot of Hokkaido’s wild landscapes, gastronomy and unique culture in 4 days traversing the Niseko mountains.

Grade
4
Vigorous

Cycle 195km over 4 days in hilly terrain

June
July
August
September

Around Daisetsuzan 7 Day Cycling Tour

A cyclist rides above the tree tops over a bridge at Mikuni Pass in the Daisetsuzan National Park. The cyclist is dwarfed by the scale of the landscape.

Discover the majestic mountains, lush forests, and thermal springs of Daisetsuzan National Park on two wheels on this multi day guided cycling tour.

Grade
4
Vigorous

Cycle 360km in hilly terrain over 7 days.

July
August
September

Daisetsuzan to Akan–Mashu 9 Day Hiking Tour

The blue crater pond on Mt Meakan in the Akan–Mashu National Park. Volcanic steam rises in the background.

Experience Hokkaido’s varied hiking and unique wildlife. This tour takes in high alpine plateaus, steaming active volcanos, clear caldera lakes and alpine wetlands home to the Hokkaido brown bear.

Grade
4
Vigorous

Hike a total of 65km on varied terrain over 9 days.

June
July
August
September

Japan's Far North 7 Day Hiking Tour

Hikers climbing a rugged headland on Rebun Island

The breathtaking mountains and wild coastline of Japan’s northern frontier will quench your thirst for adventure on this island hopping multi-day guided hiking tour.

Grade
3
Moderate

Hike a total of 30km on mixed terrain over 7 days

May
June
July
August
September
October

Japan's Far East 7 Day Wild Winter Tour - February Special

Stellar's Sea Eagle soaring over the drift ice

Hop between ice floes, snowshoe along the rims of caldera lakes and warm yourself in hot springs along Japan’s wild eastern frontier. Not to mention the fantastic wildlife experiences that await you on this winter adventure!

Grade
2
Easy Active

Mix of activities and sightseeing with up to 2 hours walking in a day.

February

Japan's Far East 7 Day Wild Winter Tour

View of Lake Kussharo from Bihoro Pass in winter

A winter odyssey in Japan’s eastern frontier, touring through two national parks in eastern Hokkaido. Be mesmerised by the extraordinary snow-kissed landscapes, the unique wildlife experiences, and the warmth of hot springs.

Grade
2
Easy Active

Mix of activities and sightseeing with up to 2 hours walking in a day.

January
March
December

Around Daisetsuzan 6 Day Hiking Tour

A still pond is surrounded by greenery. Two hiker walk on a trail along the ponds edge.

Explore volcanic craters, tranquil lakes and the wild wetlands of the Daisetsuzan National Park on this multi-day guided hiking adventure in Central Hokkaido.

Grade
3
Moderate

Hike a total of 25km on varied terrain over 6 days.

June
July
August
September

Why join one of our Hokkaido guided tours?

Safety First

We have carefully chosen a series of hiking trails on which you can experience the untouched nature of Hokkaido without straying too far from villages and towns. This is for your safety, in case we need to respond to an emergency situation that may occur during our activities while out in the outdoor environment.

Vehicle Support

We will provide a vehicle to support cyclists and carry water, snacks and any other items needed for cycling. If you need to stop cycling at any point during the day, you are welcome to take a rest in the support vehicle. Please be aware that the number of seats may be limited depending on the number of people and the vehicle we use.

Local Guides

Our guides are passionate travellers and adventurers themselves and spend their free time exploring Hokkaido’s great outdoors all year around. Feel free to make use of their knowledge and experience by asking questions! They are also certified advanced first-aiders and trained to take care of bike mechanics on tours.

Flexibility

In case of heavy rain, strong winds or other unsuitable weather conditions for hiking or cycling, there may be times when we have to change our tour plan. In such cases, we will try to substitute the original activity with other alternatives such as sightseeing, visiting museums or hot springs. We take charge of turning a bad day around to a fun day!

Learning Together

We take pride in being able to offer tours led by our local guides. However, please note that English is our second language and learning and mastering any language is a lifelong process! We ask for your patience at times we may ask you to speak a little more slowly. We take great pleasure in sharing our knowledge and learning something new together.

Small Group

We find value in maintaining friendly, small-group settings. That’s why we cap the maximum group size at 10 people on our scheduled tours. This allows us to reduce the social and environmental impacts of our travels, as well provide us with the flexibility to use smaller facilities, which often give us more interesting insights and unique experiences.

Two hiking guides walk across a log framed by a sea of greenery in the Daisetsuzan National Park