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Best Views in Shiretoko with Guide's Secret Snowshoeing Tour (January~March)


Enjoy a trek through a beautiful unspoiled snowfield, arriving at the guide's favorite point with fantastic views of the ice floes of the Sea of Okhotsk.

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Go way off the beaten track with this 'secret' snowshoeing tour to a great location found by our guides!

Hike through the wide, untouched snowy landscapes near Shiretoko. Keep your eye out for deer or the local Ezo foxes. At the goal you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the wildest part of Hokkaido.

On the way back warm up with a cup of tea inside an igloo, and have fun sliding down the hills in the thick powdery snow!

This is a great tour for kids and adults alike, and the professional nature guides will make sure you can enjoy the best of Hokkaido's winter in safety.
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 08:30 Meet at Shiretoko Arpa Office or Pick-up in Utoro Area
  • Drive to the secret location
    The location of this tour is outside of Shiretoko National Park, and is only known to our guides!
  • 09:15 Snowshoe Tour Starts!
  • 10:15~11:15 Enjoy the views
    20141209033118_1932533424_10560_9 Arrive at the panoramic spot, and get the most incredible views over the ice floes. Have a warming cup of tea in an igloo and even go sledding. You may be able to see some of the local deer as they forage for food under the snow.
  • 11:45 End of snowshoeing
  • Tour ends at Shiretoko Arpa Office of Drop-off in Utoro Area
    • Children of elementary school age and older may take part in this activity.
    • We can do pick ups at hotels, port and highway rest stops in Utoro. Please make sure to specify where you wish to be picked up when booking. We cannot do pick-ups in locations over 40km away from JR Shiretoko-Shari Station.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Winter wear (jacket and pants)

    • Fleece sweater

    • Long sleeved shirt

    • Long pants

    • Rucksack

    • Ankle-high boots

    • Down jacket

    • Hat

    • Gloves

    • Energy rich foods (chocolate/ nuts etc..)

    • Drinks

      We have wind breakers (jackets and pants) available for rental for 500 JPY each.

      Snow shoe and shoe cover rentals are free.

      We have some gear available for free rental so feel free to use it if you wish.
    • Food and drinks may freeze, please wrap them in towels to ensure your supplies remain safe.
    • It is possible for the temperature to hit -10 degrees Celsius, so please bring extra clothing to ensure your safety and comfort.
Additional Note(s)
    • For your own safety, please follow the guide's directions. If you feel unwell, please let the guide know immediately.
    • There are no toilet facilities on the trail, so a stop will be made before the start of the tour. The guide will also bring 'portable toilets' (JPY 300).
    • Please do not smoke during the tour.
    • The tour will continue in case of snow, but may be cancelled or cut short due to dangerous weather conditions, wildlife or if the guide decides it is too dangerous to proceed.
    • While we will take every care for your safety, in the case of injury or illness, we may not be able to cover cases which are not included in the tour insurance.
    • The guides can provide basic assistance and guidance services, but are not fluent English speakers.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 4.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Language Japanese
Pick-up Available
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