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Hiking in Niseko

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Hiking is an easy and healthy way to enjoy the stunning Niseko scenery and the majestic Mount Yotei. Professional mountain guides are available to lead you on a challenging adventure of discovery!

 

Hiking in Niseko

Niseko offers many different hiking courses.

We can arrange customized tours for all levels of hikers from beginners to advanced. Families and children are more than welcome to join as well.
 

Beginner Half Day Tours: Shinsennuma, Hangetsu Lake and Kagaminuma

shinsen numa marsh hike niseko summer
Photo: Shungo Hanaoka

A half day hiking trip will take you to a selected spot in Niseko according to your interests. An example of a popular half day hike is the tour to Shinsennuma Marsh where you can identify local wildflowers and relax around the marsh on the wooden paths. The Shinsennuma course is great for beginners - it's the easiest trekking tour, with no need for any special equipment. An easy walk around Shinsennuma on a well maintained wooden path with a guide makes it a good starting point for those interested in starting to hike.
The Lake Hangetsu course is a nice and easy course, where you visit the moon-shaped lake located at the bottom of Mt. Yotei, where beautiful summer and autumn colours can be seen around the shore.
Enjoy nature in a relaxed manner while learning about the local flora and fauna unique to that season.

kagaminuma niseko hike easy beginner hokkaido summer
Photo: Conor Acutt

Kagaminuma is an intermediate course that allows you to start from Park Hyatt Hanazono. It is a quieter tour with fewer visitors compared to the Shinsennuma Marsh tour. The hike takes around 40 minutes and the difficulty is slightly higher than Shinsennuma and Lake Hangetsu.

Shinsennuma Marsh Tour with Mountain Guide Coyote

  • Season: 2020 Summer 
  • Duration: 4 hours (actual hiking time: ~3 hours)
  • Price: ~4,500JPY / person (2 people or more required)

Shinsennuma or Hangetsu Lake Tour with HANAZONO Hiking Guides

  • Price: ~6,500JPY / person (2 or more people required, 4 years and older)
  • Starting times: 8:45 or 13:30 (actual hiking time: about 3hr 15 min)
  • Meeting Point: HANAZONO Activity Center
  • Operation Dates: June 1st - October 31st, 2020

Kagaminuma Tour with HANAZONO Hiking Guides

  • Price: ~6,500JPY / person (2 or more people required, 4 years and older)

  • Starting times: 8:45 / 13:30 (actual hiking time: about 40 min)

  • Meeting Point: HANAZONO Activity Center
  • Operation Dates: June 1st - October 31st
     

Beginner Full Day Tours: Mt Niseko Annupuri and Iwaonupuri

hiking mt niseko annupuri hokkaido summer

For a full day adventure that isn't too difficult, try the famous Mt Niseko Annupuri or Iwaonupuri! Our guides will ensure you have a relaxing and easy day tour. This tour is recommend for beginners, families and older hikers.

Full Day Mt Niseko Annupuri Tour with Mountain Guide Coyote

  • Season: 2020 Summer 
  • Duration: 6 hours (actual hiking time: ~4 - 5 hours)
  • Price: ~11,000JPY / person (2 people or more required)

Full Day Iwaonupuri Tour with HANAZONO Hiking Guides

  • Price: ~10,500JPY / person (2 or more people required, 4 years and older)
  • Starting times: 8:45 / 13:30 (actual hiking time: about 1 hour)
  • Meeting Point: HANAZONO Activity Center
  • Operation Dates: June 1st - October 31st
     

Intermediate - Advanced Full Day Tour

niseko advanced hiking hokkaido summer

You can challenge yourself to a more demanding hike Chisenupuri - chat to your guide to decide which location will be suitable for your ability level and give you a nice challenge!

Full Day Chisenupuri Tour with Mountain Guide Coyote

  • Season: 2020 Summer
  • Duration: 5-6 hours (actual hiking time: ~4 hours)
  • Price: ~13,000JPY / person (2 people or more required)

 

Hiking Mt Yotei

mt yotei hiking niseko

Mount Yotei stands at 1,898 meters tall and is ranked in the top 100 most famous mountains in Japan. As the shape is similar to Mt. Fuji, it's sometimes referred to as 'Ezo Fuji' [Ezo used to the name of Hokkaido]. To hike it is a challenge, but a very rewarding experience and it is an iconic mountain of northern Japan.

 

Mt. Yotei Full Day Tour with Mountain Guide Coyote

A day tour hiking Mt. Yotei will give you the chance to see the epic crater that sits at the peak. Since it is a dormant volcano, the mountain has an iconic cone shape and a large rim you can walk around at the top. There are four trekking paths to summit Mt. Yotei:

  1. Hirafu trail
  2. Makkari trail
  3. Kyogoku trail
  4. Kigoro trail

Be sure that you have appropriate clothing and equipment before hiking Mt Yotei, as it is one of the more difficult hikes you can do in Hokkaido. Make sure you are also adequately fit - this is not a beginner hike.

  • Season: 2020 Summer
  • Duration: 10 hours (actual hiking time: about 9 hours)
  • Price: 15,500JPY / person (2 people or more required)

 

Mt. Yotei Overnight Tour with Mountain Guide Coyote

mt yotei hiking overnight hut hokkaido summer
Photo: Powderlife

This hike takes place over two days and gives you the chance to stay overnight in a mountaintop hut on near the summit of Mt Yotei. Here you can rest, meet other travellers, watch the sunrise/sunset and stargaze at night.

  • Season: End of June to September
  • Duration: 2 days (actual hiking time: about 11 hours)
  • Price: ~29,000JPY / person (2 people or more required)

 

Mountain Guide Coyote Information

  • Meeting Point: Mountain Guide Coyote, please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of your tour.
  • Website: Click HERE
  • Complimentary pick-up service: Provided if guests stay in Niseko area (prior notice is required).
  • Note: For more demanding courses we recommend wearing proper hiking outfit (boots, weather proof wears and bring light food as well as water for hydration).
     

HANAZONO Hiking Guides Information

  • Meeting Point: HANAZONO Activity Center
  • Website: Click HERE
  • Note: Please wear comfortable clothes & sturdy shoes. They may get wet or dirty depending on conditions. We also recommend the use of insect repellent, hats and rainwear if necessary.


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