Hokkaido Nature Tours

See our hiking, cycling and wildlife–adventure tours
A nature guide points out Brown Bear habitat to a hiker at Kogen Numa in the Daisetsuzan National Park. Behind the pair is a still pond and a large green mountain.

See all our Hokkaido tours here. We offer small group guided Hiking, Cycling and Wildlife–Adventure Tours spanning 4 - 9 days. Our tours are based around Hokkaido’s breathtakingly beautiful National Parks, including Daizetsuzan, Shikotsu-Toya, Shiretoko, Kushiro Shitsugen, Rishiri–Rebun–Sarobetsu and Akan–Mashu National Parks. Each National Park boasts its own unique features, wildlife and adventures to be had across many seasons. If you’d like any more details on any of our tours or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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

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

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

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

Japan's Far East 9 Day Wildlife & Adventure Tour

A red crowned crane sits in damp green grass and is surrounded by a jumble of branches. It is looking to the right.

An intrepid journey covering the three National Parks in Eastern Hokkaido. Experience the best of our outdoors, wildlife & culture on this multi-day guided hiking, canoeing & wildlife tour.

Grade
2
Easy Active

Mix of activities and sightseeing with up to 4.5km walking in a day.

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

Eastern Wilderness 7 Day Self-Guided Tour

A view of mountains in summer reflected in one of the Shiretoko Five Lakes.

Discover the breathtaking highlights of eastern Hokkaido with this self-guided itinerary, designed to immerse you in the beauty of two national parks. Enjoy exciting walks, spot fascinating wildlife, and interact with friendly locals.

Grade
2
Easy Active
June
September
October

Lakes & Volcanoes 8 Day Self-Guided Tour

A view of Lake Toya from up high. Most of the lake is visible. Nakajima Island is visible in the middle of the lake. It is a bright, sunny day.

Discover hidden natural beauty just hours from Sapporo City. Visit the hot spring towns of Jozankei, Lake Toya and Noboribetsu and get up close and personal with the lakes, mountains and volcanoes of Shikotsu–Toya National Park.

Grade
3
Moderate
April
May
June
September
October

Hot Springs & History 7 Day Self-Guided Tour

A nighttime view of Hakodate Bay. The sun is setting and reflecting off the water, along with the lights of ships and buildings. Mt. Hakodate is visible in the background.

With a perfect blend of urban excitement and off-the-beaten track exploration, this adventure takes you from the peaks of Hakodate to the dramatic landscapes of Shikotsu-Toya National Park, including vast caldera lakes and fuming craters.

Grade
2
Easy Active
April
May
June
September
October

Northern Islands 7 Day Self-Guided Tour

Aerial image of the Northern Rebun Island

Travel off the beaten track to the northern tip of Japan, home to Rebun and Rishiri islands. Explore the region’s varied trails along rugged coastlines and clifftops. Refuel with seafood at local restaurants and hot spring soaks.

Grade
4
Vigorous
May
August
September
October

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