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Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer

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Tour Code: GTU359277

Hokkaido Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer

9 days 8 nights

fromUSD $4045.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

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Single Supplement: USD $1035.00


A small-group guided walking & hiking tour through the wild lands of Eastern Hokkaido in Summer.

Hokkaido was once considered as a remote wilderness by other natives of Japan and was known as "Ezo" during the feudal times. The land was originally inhabited by the indigenous Ainu people. Today, Hokkaido is the second largest island in Japan and attracts all nature lovers as an immaculate paradise of mountain ranges, lush forests, and breathtakingly beautiful crater lakes. Hokkaido is the prefecture with the mildest climate in summer, making it a great time to visit. Day time in Hokkaido during the summer months are warm instead of hot and humid, and evenings cool down nicely making each night all the more enjoyable. Summer also offers beautiful flower fields which are best explored during the summertime. Let All Japan Tours guide you on a magnificent journey from Kushiro on Hokkaido’s Eastern Pacific Coast, all the way through to the Shiretoko Peninsula, which stretches out into the Sea of Okhotsk.

Our tour begins in Kushiro, a fishing port famous for some of the best seafood in Japan. You will enjoy a welcome dinner at a Robatayaki restaurant, where fresh fish is grilled on an open grill. We will then visit Hokkaido’s largest marshland area to see the red- crowned crane and continue on towards Lake Akan, where the uniquely spherical Marimo Algae can be seen. Visit the home to the largest remaining Ainu community in Hokkaido, Ainu Kotan Village, where we will be treated to a traditional dance performance. Our journey on this tour will also bring us to Lake Mashu, known as one of the clearest lakes in the world and considered Japan's most beautiful lake. From there, we will move onwards to the Onsen town of Utoro on the Sea of Okhotsk, where we will have the chance to relax in our inn's hot spring baths. If the weather allows, we will also enjoy a boat ride from the Shiretoko Peninsula with an opportunity to catch a glimpse of waterfalls visible only from the sea and the native Hokkaido brown bears. As Shiretoko is the very end of Japan, it remains as a completely remote area of beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife.

Experience marvelous landscapes formed by volcanoes, see untouched nature, and visit UNESCO wetland nature reserves. You will have the opportunity to see bountiful wildlife as we walk through the trails. Try to spot foxes, deer, and numerous species of birds unique to Hokkaido. After each day’s walk, we will relax in onsen hot springs where some baths are located outdoors in order to fully experience the serene natural surroundings. While Hokkaido is a large area to cover and nearly impossible to explore it entirely in one short trip, All Japan Tours includes the highlights and best locations on the island for one epic Hokkaido journey.

Note: this is an intense rated hiking trip with some steady steep ascents and hikes over 4 hours.

Activity Level: Intense
Our Intense tours generally have dedicated days of trail walking, with some days of over four hours and with some ascent and/or descent.

Who is an Intense tour designed for?
- We recommend our Intense tours for anyone who does regular walking or hiking, and is comfortable walking a full day with some climbing and descending.
- If you do not exercise regularly, please practice walking for three to four hours, about three to six months prior to the tour in order to get the most out of your trip.

Accommodations
This itinerary contains overnight stays at Western Hotels and Ryokans. Ryokans are more traditional accommodations, with a more casual hospitality than you will find at a hotel. At a Ryokan, you will stay in a simply furnished room and sleep on a futon, which is laid on a tatami mat.
Some Ryokans may have private bathrooms attached to your room, but others only have public bathrooms used by all the guests – meaning either a smaller bathroom used one guest at a time, or larger bathrooms separated by gender (male & female), and designed to be used by multiple guests at once.

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Dates & Price

2024

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Mon. Jul 22, 2024 Tue. Jul 30, 2024 USD $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Fri. Aug 16, 2024 Sat. Aug 24, 2024 USD $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Fri. Aug 30, 2024 Sat. Sep 7, 2024 USD $4045.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Sold Out / Waiting List

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Mon. July 21, 2025 Tue. July 29, 2025 USD $3820.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Sun. Aug 24, 2025 USD $3820.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Kushiro Memanbetsu Active Guarantee / Book Now  

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

Deposit

A 20% deposit is required to hold the space at time of booking and final payment is due 2 months prior to departure. At least 4 passengers minimum are required to guarantee the tour’s departure. Booked passengers will be informed 3 months before the starting date if the tour is not guaranteed, and they will have the option to either cancel and refund the amount already paid, or transfer the payment to another tour.

What's included

  • • 8 nights in Western-style hotels and Japanese-style inns (Ryokan)
  • • All transportation between tour locations
  • • Daily luggage transfer on motorcoach
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide
  • • Airport transfer upon departure from Utoro Onsen to Memanbetsu Airport

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 8 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Airport transfers
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
  • • For single travelers, this tour has a single supplement. The Single Supplement for this tour only applies to Western-style hotels. For Ryokan / Minshuku / Temple Lodging, you will be paired with another traveler of the same gender.

Additional Information

Transport

Travel by private coach between destinations.


Arrival Departure Airports

For arrivals at Kushiro Airport (KUH), this tour starts in Kushiro and ends in Memanbetsu, with departures at Memanbetsu Airport (MMB).


Meal Requests

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.


Meet and Greet

Airport meet and greet and arrival airport transfer are NOT included, but we will provide with full instructions in advance.


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Meet in Kushiro
  • Day2   Kushiro - Lake Akan
  • Day3   Mt Meakan
  • Day4   Mt Iou - Kawayu Onsen
  • Day5   Lake Mashu - Mt Nishibetsu - Abashiri
  • Day6   Abashiri
  • Day7   Shiretoko
  • Day8   Rausu
  • Day9   Tour ends

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Kushiro / Lake Akan / Mt Meakan / Mt Iou / Kawayu Onsen / Lake Mashu / Mt Nishibetsu / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Rausu / Memanbetsu


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