Activity Level
★★☆☆☆
Ikada river rafting
5km
Hiking
2km

Living off the land in Niseko: Gather mountain vegetables, try Ikada rafting and hike through unexplored nature

Learn how to live off the land in Niseko from an expert on Niseko’s nature. You will begin by gathering wild vegetables in a protected area of Mt. Yotei that can only be accessed with a guide. You’ll build your own fire and cook your lunch the way Japanese people did centuries ago. After lunch, you’ll build an Ikada raft, row down the Shiribetsu River and do some fishing, all while taking in the breathtaking unspoiled landscape of the Niseko area.

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Niseko town

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No. ED000009 Living off the land in Niseko: Gather mountain vegetables, try Ikada rafting and hike through unexplored nature

Area Niseko town
Price From JPY 34,000
Season May - October
Group size Minimum: 2 Maximum:10
Activity level 2*★★☆☆☆
Activities • Gathering mountain vegetables or mushrooms on Mt. Yotei
• Ikada river rafting or hiking to Doroyu Hot Springs
Meeting point Niseko Bouken Kazoku
Access • From Sapporo Station: 2.5 hours by car
• From JR Kutchan Station: 15 minutes by bus
Price includes • Activity
• Activity guide fee
• Lunch
• Rental equipment
• Insurance
Clothing • Warm/ Windproof/ Waterproof jacket
• Trekking shoes
• Comfortable and moveable clothing
Items to bring • Backpack
• Water bottle
• Rain gear
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses

Traveler’s Digest

Meet at Niseko Bouken Kazoku. A guide from Hokkaido Tourism Activists, a non-profit organization associated with the Hokkaido District Transport Bureau, will share their knowledge about living off the land in Niseko. You’ll then pick wild mountain vegetables or mushrooms in a protected area of Mt. Yotei and bring them back to Bouken Kazoku for lunch. You will build a fire and cook your mountain vegetables or mushrooms over the fire along with rice in a pot. In the afternoon, you can choose between two activities: 1. Build an Ikada raft and row down the Shiribetsu River. While you admire the scenery along the way, you can catch fish with a line or even your hands! 2. Hike through bamboo forest to a secluded hot spring known by locals as Doroyu Hot Springs. You will finish your hike by relaxing in the hot spring, and can use the cauldron baths (goemon-buro) if you like.

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