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Shiretoko / Abashiri Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Shiretoko / Abashiri, Japan with a Local Guide

Popular Shiretoko / Abashiri Tour Guides

Hokkaido Tour Guide - Hiromi A.

Hiromi A.

5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
Japan

¡Hola! Soy Hiromi Asada, guía de turismo oficial (español). Vivo en la ciudad de Sapporo de Hokkaido, la isla que está más al norte de Japón. Es famosa por su bella naturaleza, por los centros turísticos de invierno y la cultura del Ainu (indígena de Hokkaido). Me gustan mucho el deporte, la música, el vino, y por supuesto viajar. ¡Vamos a pasear juntos a conocer otro mundo!                                                                                                                                 

Shiretoko / Abashiri Tour Guide - Hiroshi K.

Hiroshi K.

5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
Japan

I used to be a high school English teacher at the public high school in Hokkaido. I retired from an English teacher 6 years ago and I got a license of the national government licensed guide interpreter. I live in a small city named Abashiri, which is located in the eastern part of Hokkaido island, Japan and very rich in nature. Abashiri is surrounded by natural beauty such as lakes, rivers and mountains. I like to go hiking in the mountains near our city all year round. In spring, we can see beautiful peaks crwoned with remaining snow, in summer there are a lot of alpine flowers, in autumn we can see gorgeous autumn colors and in winter we can enjoy snowshoeing in the small mountains on sunny days and seeing beautiful Okhotsk Sea covered with drift ice. I would like you to enjoy walking in the forests while hearing birds singing. I hope you will have a chace to enjoy some of them. I can help you spend wonderful time here. Abashiri offers you not only natural beauty but also some interesting museums which specialize in northern minorities such as Ainu, Inuit and Eskimo. Also, there is a drift ice museum where you can touch some drift ice in the very cold room (-15 degrees Celsius) even in summer. You will have a great time visiting those small museums.                                                                                                                                 

Popular Shiretoko / Abashiri Private Tours

Northern Peoples and Drift Ice in Abashiricover image

Northern Peoples and Drift Ice in Abashiri

Shiretoko / Abashiri
8 hours

Exciting visit to the local museums specializing in the culture of Northern Peoples and Drift Ice Museum. Abashiri, located in the east of Hokkaido, has some unique museums which give you opportunities to learn about the culture of the Northern Peoples and drift ice covering Okhotsk Sea in winter.

FROM$191/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi K.
Hiroshi K.
5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
Mt.Meakan Hike, Active Volcano Hike in Hokkaidocover image

Mt.Meakan Hike, Active Volcano Hike in Hokkaido

Shiretoko / Abashiri
10 hours

There are two mountains named Mt. Akan in the Akan-Mashu Naitonal Park; Mt.Meakan (female Mt.Akan) and Mt. Oakan (male Mt.Akan), both of them are volcanoes. Mt.Oakan is a dormant volcano and Mt.Meakan is an active volcano. You can feel the breath of the earth by walking near the crater of Mt. Meakan and enjoy the distant view of beautiful Mt.Oakan from its top.

FROM$191/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi K.
Hiroshi K.
5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
Mt. Musa Hike, Peaceful Walk in the Forest in Hokkaidocover image

Mt. Musa Hike, Peaceful Walk in the Forest in Hokkaido

Shiretoko / Abashiri
10 hours

Mt. Musa (1005m) hike, which gives you a quiet, peaceful time while walking in the forest in Nakashibetsu town, Hokkaido. You can see magnificent view of Mt.Shari (one of the 100 best mountains in Japan), a vast expanse of Konsen plain, a distant view of Odaito sandbar from its peak and you can enjoy listening to many birds chirping if the weather is fine.

FROM$191/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi K.
Hiroshi K.
5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
Mt. Mokoto Hike Surrounded by Natural Beauty in Abashiricover image

Mt. Mokoto Hike Surrounded by Natural Beauty in Abashiri

Shiretoko / Abashiri
8 hours

Mt. Mokoto is located in the eastern part of Hokkaido. It is not so high and you can enjoy walking on the trail well-maintained while listening to birds' singing. Also you can look at the beautiful lake named Lake Kusharo, which is the largest crater lake in Japan. Mt. Mokoto is very famous for its view from the top and fresh underground water. Enjoy having some coffee or tea with this water at the top.

FROM$191/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroshi K.
Hiroshi K.
5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)

Shiretoko / Abashiri Tour Reviews

Great experience! Very nice hike and trip planing

Since I contacted Hiroshi, he always made big effort to plan a perfect trip, with possible plan B or C if weather conditions were bad and asked about my preferences. So I can clearly say that the trip was planned for me and my taste. I knew what i had to expect, what i should prepare for and where Hiroshi could help. The weather conditions weren't perfect with wind and rain so that the day before we switched to plan B, hiking mount motoro, where the hike had better wind coverage from trees and was shorter to be able to walk back if necessary. The view was just stunning!!! Amazing, best time conditions for taking nice pictures. A bit cold and bit cloudy but we were so good prepared we didnt bother at all. At the summit we enjoyed a hot coffee with picnic lunch and had the first snow of the year, yet we still were good prepared and enjoyed it! Short time later it was a bit sunny again and even ate an ice cream at the start/end of the hike. You have to love hokkaido in autumn. On our Journey to the hike and back we did visit some nice observatorie points which was an amazing extension as we had plenty of time because of the shorter hike. At the end for me it wasnt plan B, if was an A+, huge congrats and thanks to Hiroshi. Can only recommend him!

Karl Z.

Hi Karl Thanks for your kind words. I also had a great time walking with you. (The weather wasn't perfect for the hike, though.) We changed our original hike plan to plan B and I think we made a better choice because we could have extra time to visit another place, Lake Mashu. What a wonderful view we could see there. As I told you during our hike, there are many exciting places to visit around Abashiri. I'm looking forward to seeing you here again and having another hike to enjoy breathtaking views. Please let me know any time if you want to get more information about Okhotsk area. Thanks again for contacting me, Karl. Hiroshi

The best guide

Hiroshi is the nicest, most knowledgeable guide we've ever had. We are a couple travelling through the Shiretoko area and as we didn't drive, our request were out of the ordinary. As well as needing a guide through the national park, we also needed transportation included. Hiroshi was very accommodating in our needs. He went above and beyond for us, had coffee and homemade bread prepared which we are so touched by. The day was perfect and we are so glad we had met him and had him as our guide. We hope to meet him again one day.

Melissa W.

Hi Melissa & Joe Thanks a lot for your kind words, Melissa. I also had a great time with you two. It's a bit too warm for a nature tour, but we're lucky to see so many Hokkaido deer while walking and driving. Please come to Hokkaido again and enjoy its natural beauty. Hokkaido gives us gorgeous views and natural habitats for many wild animals and birds. I believe it is a paradise for you, especially for Joe. Let's have another Origami folding paper time together!! Many thanks, Hiroshi

Enjoying Abashiri area with Hiroshi

Hiroshi is a fantastic local Abashiri guide born, raised and living in the remote Shiretoko region of Hoddaiko. The unseasonal melting of snow meant our original plans to include snow-shoeing had to be changed, with Hiroshi re-arranging our day brilliantly to include Lake Tofutsu, Mt Mokoto observatory, the Museum of the Northern Peoples, and Cape Notoro. Hiroshi came prepared with home-made bread, coffee and tea, and binoculars for our bird-watching successes that included a family group of Japanese Cranes, Stellar Sea-Eagles and white-tailed eagles. Hiroshi made our day a fantastic experience. Highly recommended!

Tony J.

Hello Tony and Veronica, Thanks for your mail and good review. I haven't been doing guide jobs lately due to the covid-19, so I'm sure I'm a little rusty. Sorry about asking you again several times. As for our snowshoe walk, we didn't have any luck, but we were very lucky to be able to see gorgeous eagles and cranes. And I was really happy to know Mt.Mokoto observatory was a great success! Please come again, Tony and Veronica. I'll be very happy to have you here in Abashiri any time of the year. Feel free to ask me for more information about this area in the future. Many thanks, Hiroshi

Shiretoko / Abashiri Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Shiretoko / Abashiri or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Shiretoko / Abashiri has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Shiretoko / Abashiri tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Shiretoko / Abashiri, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.

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