|Length||8 hours 30 minutes|
|Price||From JPY 22,000|
|Season||May - October|
|Group size||Minimum: 3 Maximum: 6|
Mountain climbing 6hours. *August: Level 4
|Activities||Mountain climbing 9km|
|Meeting point||Lake Shikotsu Visitor Center|
|Access||From Sapporo Station: 1 hour 10 minutes by car|
|Price includes||• Activity|
• Activity Guide fee
|Clothing||• Warm/ Windproof/ Waterproof jacket|
• Trekking shoes
• Comfortable and moveable clothing
|Items to bring||• Backpack|
• Water bottle
• Rain gear
• portable food *Chocolate, Candy
Meet a local guide at Lake Shikotsu Visitor Center. After learning about the background of the area you will proceed to the lakeshore and start trekking.
A large part of the trekking route will be on the ground of a rift that was formed by the accumulation of pyroclastic flow and erosion of hardened tuff of the volcanic eruption a long time ago. Nowadays the high walls of the rift are covered by vibrant green moss. The scenery is truly mystical.
After the rift, you can now see the naked mountainside of Mt. Tarumae. Hiking to the mountain, you can appreciate the magnificent lava dome and smoke rising from the sleeping volcano. The diversity of the changing sceneries is one of the perks of this hiking tour. And finally, from the summit of Mt. Tarumae you can appreciate the stunning view of Lake Shikotsu spreading in front of your eyes.