3 days
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From the top of Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Ikuanrou with Asahikawa’s local sake! Trip for 3 days

Kamuimintara (Garden of the Gods), one of the largest Daisetsuzan National Parks in Japan. The theme of this tour is "sake" and "Ainu culture," and we will learn about the history and culture of the region, as well as the blessed environment for brewing sake using spring water from the Daisetsu Mountains. How does the Daisetsuzan National Park relate to sake brewing and the lifestyle of the Ainu people in the Asahikawa area? On the last day, we will climb the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Asahidake (Mt. Asahidake), 2,291 meters above sea level, and make a toast with Asahikawa's local sake!


Asahikawa city, Higashikawa town

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No. EST002 From the top of Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Ikuanrou with Asahikawa’s local sake! Trip for 3 days

Area Asahikawa city, Higashikawa town
Length 3 days
Price JPY235,500-JPY255,500 per person
Season June - September
Group size Minimum: 4 Maximum: 8
Activity level 3*★★★☆☆
Meeting point In front of the ticket gate at the west exit of Sapporo Station
Price includes Accommodation, meals (as listed in the itinerary), guide fee, activity fee, entrance fee, transportation fee.
Clothing Clothing - Climbing shoes or trekking shoes, hat, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, mask, gloves, backpack (20-30L), rain cover, windbreaker
Items to bring Warm clothes (fleece, etc.), sunglasses, food, neck warmer, sunscreen, etc., towel, rain gear. Rainwear, not umbrellas. Tissue paper, water bottle, gaiters, climbing poles, camera
Notes <Cancellation Policy>
●7 days to 2 days before...20%
●One day before...40%
●On the day of the trip...50%
●Cancellation after the start of the tour or no-show...100%

Traveler’s Digest


We will observe the sake brewing process at Asahikawa’s Otokoyama and Takasago Sake Breweries, both of which brew sake using Hokkaido’s local rice and subterranean water seeping from the perennial snows of Daisetsuzan National Park, one of the largest in Japan. In the evening, we will experience “Kaku-uchi” (corner drinking), a culture that has existed in Japan since the Edo period (1603-1868), where people buy sake at a liquor store and enjoy it on the spot.


What does Kamuimintara (the garden where the gods play) mean to the Ainu people living in the Asahikawa area? We will visit the Kawamura Kakoto Ainu Memorial Museum, the oldest Ainu memorial in Japan, which was established in 1916, and hear from Hisae Kawamura, the deputy director of the museum, in the “Chise, a traditional Ainu house” on the museum grounds.


We climbed to the summit of Asahidake (Mt. Asahidake), the highest mountain in Hokkaido (2,291m) in the Daisetsuzan National Park, which is the largest in Japan. Bringing along Asahikawa’s local sake and brown rice balls made from Higashikawa’s rice, we will take on the challenge of a mountaineering adventure that follows the water system of Mt. (Take the ropeway to the 5th station)
While feeling the Kamuimintara (Garden of the Gods) at the top of Asahidake Mountain, Ikuanro (toast) with Asahikawa’s local sake brewed with spring water from the Daisetsu Mountains. (Cheers)