At the mountain districts of Hokkaido, magnificent nature and people’s compact everyday life exist hand in hand. This is a high-quality private tour, that is filled with plenty of interaction with the locals, as well as learning about the history and the local culture, including Ainu culture and customs.
Hidaka Mountains is a mountain range in Hokkaido’s southeast part, approximately two hours by car from Sapporo.
Hidaka is not one of Hokkaido’s most visited touristic areas, but it’s artless beauty and bare nature, along with the locals who warmly welcome travelers make it something quite charming and worth visiting
For years I used to travel and live all over Asia. After those fulfilling years experiencing the gorgeous nature and enjoying the cultural exchange with my local friends, Hidaka and its wonderful residents made me fall in love and made me feel like I was finally home.
I want to make other fellow travelers experience something like those happy memories that I have of my own journeys, and I think here in Hidaka, with the warm support of the locals, it is possible.
When asked “If you were to show a dear friend of yours around, what you would like to show them the most?” my answer was to create this tour full of nature and interaction with the brilliant local people, at my beloved Hidaka.
Let me make you also feel like you have finally found to your true hometown!
Sea of clouds & Landscape viewing tour (optional extra, first morning)
Climbing up to Hidaka International Ski Area lift number 3 by car and hi…
Enjoying the clear streams and fishing for landlocked masu salmon raised in these perfectly clear waters.
On day 2 there will be a full-fledged BBQ experience filled with local Hidaka seafood and wild food from the mountains!
When the sun sets we can make coffee at open fire ♪ Doesn’t gathering around a campfire and throwing away all your worries sound quite nice?
Stream climbing with wetsuit at Okashunbe mountain stream
Rafting (In cooperation with: HOA)
How about some mountain stream fishing with a lure?
We can cook the catch on the spot for lunch!
Farm visit & Horseback riding (Arabian Horse Plantation)
Hidaka forests and waterfall guided tour: Touring around “Namida no taki” (“Waterfall of Tears”) and “Sango no taki” (“Waterfall of Corals”).
Enjoying the nature, walking a path through the forest and having a tea-time will be around 3 hours in total
Sango no taki
Recommended by the locals: Kawabuchi Ramen!