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CONTENTS 01

EASTERNFOREST AND LAKEHOKKAIDO

Wonderland Activities in “Forests, Mountains & Lakes”

Eastern Hokkaido has many lakes nestled by deep and primeval forests. Some lakes sit secludedly as if they’d been forgotten they exist, and some are crater lakes showing the magnificent figure. Eastern Hokkaido reminds you of the diversity in nature. Classic activities are guided nature trekking into pristine forests and canoeing in the calm lakes. A new type of activity is a hot-air balloon ride to see the grandeur of forests and lakes.

CONTENTS 02

EASTERNNATURE GUIDEHOKKAIDO

Trekking, Mountain Guide, Nature Guide

You may encounter a variety of animals and plants as you go deep in the forest, and there you can learn about the ecosystem of the wild life, the history, and the climate through the tour. The guide might take you to the secret places that only locals know. Tours guided by a photographer take you to popular places for taking pictures, and star gazing tours let you look up at the night sky by the lake or mountains away from city lights. You will surely find a right activity for your purpose with a guide who knows about nature quite well and assures your safety.

Area Genre Company / organization name Main services Service area Foreign language support WEB
Kushiro Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
R Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Lakeside Toro Canoe
Trekking
Fishing
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh NPO Yachinokai Trekking Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh TORO Nature Center Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Kushiro Marsh & River Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
Rera Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
Mintara Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Mountains・Forests TAITO Nature Club Trekking Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro
Aakan・Mashu
Mountains・Forests Kusuri DEKOBOKO Guide Company Trekking Kushiro Marsh
Akan
English WEB
Kushiro Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
Old Place Canoe
Nature Guide
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro
Aakan・Mashu
Shiretoko
Mountains・Forests This Is Nature Guide
Mountain guide
Kushiro Marsh
Akan
Mashu
Shiretoko
English WEB
Shiretoko
Okhotsk・Sounkyo
Mountains・Forests Okhotsk Jinendo Nature Guide Abashiri
Shiretoko
English WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Nature Office Nature Guide Shiretoko English WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Guide Rise Nature Guide Shiretoko English WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Guide Pikki Nature Guide
Ice walk
Shiretoko English WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Forest Guide Yurari Nature Guide Shiretoko   WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests・
Sea
Shiretoko Nature Guide Tour Inc. Nature Guide
Ice walk
Shiretoko English WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Michi Annai Nature Guide Shiretoko   WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Star Hours Nature Guide Shiretoko English WEB
Aakan・Mashu
Shiretoko
Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Arpa Inc. Nature Guide Shiretoko
Mashu
  WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Sanko-sha Mountain guide Mountains   WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Optional Tours SOT! Nature Guide Shiretoko   WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Cycling Support Nature Guide Shiretoko English WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests Shiretoko Koropokkuru Nature Guide Shiretoko   WEB
Aakan・Mashu
Shiretoko
Okhotsk・Sounkyo
Mountains・Forests Shalom. Guide Office Nature Guide Shiretoko
Akan
Mashu
  WEB
Shiretoko Mountains・Forests・
Sea
Northern Lights Nature Guide
Sea kayak
Shiretoko   WEB
Shiretoko Sea MEPS Ice walk Shiretoko   WEB
Okhotsk・Sounkyo Mountains・Forests Onneyu Hot-spring Hotel Association Nature Guide Kitami English
Chinese
WEB
Okhotsk・Sounkyo Mountains・Forests Cycle Adventure Okhotsk Promotion Council MTB Kitami English
Chinese
etc.
WEB
Tokachi Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
Hokkaido Nature Center Inc. Nature Guide Lake Shikaribetsu English
Chinese
WEB
Tokachi Mountains・Forests Boreal Forest Nature Guide Lake Shikaribetsu English WEB
Aakan・Mashu Mountains・Forests Akan Tourism Association & Community Development Organization Nature Guide Lake Akan English WEB
Aakan・Mashu Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
Tsuruga Adventure Base SIRI Nature Guide Lake Akan English
Chinese
etc.
WEB
Nemuro・Nakashibetsu Mountains・Forests・
Sea
Notsuke Peninsula Nature Center Nature Guide Notsuke Peninsula   WEB
* Sources:East Hokkaido Travel Labo

CONTENTS 03

EASTERNCANOE GUIDEHOKKAIDO

Canoeing

Canoeing is one of the most popular activities in the lakes of eastern Hokkaido such as Lake Akan surrounded by deep forests, Lake Kussharo which is the biggest crater lake in Japan, and Lake Shikaribetsu which is located at the highest altitude in Hokkaido. Lake canoeing is recommended for the beginners because there’s no flow and the water surface is calm. The remarkable feature of canoeing is to view Mother Nature at the height of water level. The lake reflects the images of each season such as greens during summer, colorful autumn leaves during fall. Diving driving suits allow you to enjoy canoeing even during the winter season.

Area Genre Company / organization name Main services Service area Foreign language support WEB
Kushiro Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
R Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Canoe Pro Canoe Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Lodge Shirarutoro Canoe Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Lakeside Toro Canoe
Trekking
Fishing
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh TORO Nature Center Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Canoe Shop Hiraiwa Canoe Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Kushiro Marsh & River Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
Rera Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
Mintara Canoe
Trekking
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Family Canoe Toro Canoe Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh B & B Comehome Canoe Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Kushiro River Canoe Touring Grace Field Canoe
Fishing
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Mountains・Forests・
Rivers・Lakes・Marsh
Old Place Canoe
Nature Guide
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
* Sources:East Hokkaido Travel Labo

CONTENTS 04

EASTERNFISHING GUIDEHOKKAIDO

Fishing

A wide range of freshwater fish habitat in the lakes of eastern Hokkaido, like Japanese char, Japanese huchen, trout, and rainbow trout. A number of tourists visit the lakes here for fishing; Lake Akan, Lake Kussharo, and Lake Toro are especially well known. Those who would like to concentrate on fishing should join one of the tours with a guide who knows the lake very well. In winter when the lake surface is frozen, ice-fishing tours will be available. The tours provide you with all the tools you need and let you cook Tempura (fried smelt) on the lake.

Area Genre Company / organization name Main services Service area Foreign language support WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Lakeside Toro Canoe
Trekking
Fishing
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
Kushiro Rivers・Lakes・Marsh Kushiro River Canoe Touring Grace Field Canoe
Fishing
Kushiro Marsh English WEB
* Sources:East Hokkaido Travel Labo

CONTENTS 05

EASTERNMTB GUIDEHOKKAIDO

MTB

Fat Bike has recently become popular among cyclists. Equipped with tires which are almost twice as wide as those of MTB, Fat Bike gives you a stable ride even on bumpy roads, sand, and snow; therefore, the number of fans in Hokkaido has been increasing including women and children. Special courses for fat bikes are made in winter, and new tours to see drift ice while cycling on the snow are provided as the project to attract more tourists using fat bikes. Let’s give it a try to this unique activity, fat-bike riding, to travel through eastern Hokkaido in winter!

Area Genre Company / organization name Main services Service area Foreign language support WEB
Okhotsk・Sounkyo Mountains・Forests Cycle Adventure Okhotsk Promotion Council MTB Kitami English
Chinese
etc.
WEB
* Sources:East Hokkaido Travel Labo

CONTENTS 06

EASTERNDOG SLEDDINGHOKKAIDO

写真提供:マッシングワークス

Dog Sledding

Dashing through the snow field by dog sledding sounds a dreamy activity; it can be experienced in eastern Hokkaido. The dogs leading the sled are Alaskan Husky mated with a hunting dog called “Pointer” and Husky so that they would run long distance faster without getting tired. There’re two types of tours available that you can either hold the reins or be the guest on the sleigh. Starting out by communicating with the dogs, you can take a brief lecture on how to control it.

Area Genre Company / organization name Main services Service area Foreign language support WEB
Tokachi Mountains・Forests Mushing Works Dog sled Shikaoi English WEB
* Sources:East Hokkaido Travel Labo

CONTENTS 07

EASTERNHOT AIR BALLOONINGHOKKAIDO

Hot-Air Balloon

Aerial walking tours on a hot-air balloon, which anyone longs once, are available in many places in Hokkaido such as Furano and Niseko. The ride in Tokachi is especially popular because you can look down on a patchwork-like field in summer and a boundless snow field in winter. They offer several types of tours: a mooring flight which fly up to a certain height with rope connected to the ground, a free flight whose flight route is planned depending on the weather of the day, and a flight which kids and pets are allowed. This is a perfect activity for those who want to feel the size and dynamics of eastern Hokkaido over the sky.

Area Genre Company / organization name Main services Service area Foreign language support WEB
Tokachi Mountains・Forests Hot air Hot air balloon Northern Tokachi English WEB
* Sources:East Hokkaido Travel Labo