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Mt.Nishibetsu Hike, Enjoy Alpine Plants in Hokkaido

Shiretoko / Abashiri
11 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Enjoy the hike at Mt. Nishibetsu with lots of beautiful alpine flowers and relaxing time at the Nishibetsu Cabin. You can stop by Lake Mashu Observatory to see the mysterious blue color of the lake water called Mashu Blue. On the way back to Abashiri, which is the start point of this tour, you can see an amazing color of Kaminoko Ike and salmon jumping at Sakurano Taki Waterfall.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroshi.

  • Lots of beautiful alpine flowers at Mt. Nishibetsu.

  • Uramashu Observatory, which gives you an amazing view of Lake Mashu.

  • Kaminoko Ike or God's Child Pond, which is small but so beautiful for its mysterious blue color.

  • Sakurano Taki or Sakura Waterfall, where you can see salmon jumping during the summer season.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Abashiri
Ending Point At your hotel in Abashiri

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Abashiri.

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( rent-a-car charges), lunch, dinner, hike food and drinks, Onsen or hot spring charges.


This tour is available from June to October.

I can help you visit the places around Abashiri, where I live and go hiking in our area. There isn't frequent transportation service here and I think you need to take a taxi or rent a car. We basically begin our tours from Abashiri and return to this city. If you plan to start your tour from different cities, let me know about your plan. In that case, you might need to pay for my transportation expenses and accomodation fees. There might be some cases that I have to drive a long way ( more than 3 or 4 hours for one way) and stay at a hotel on the day before meeting you.

There is no public transportation service to get to the all of the spots memtioned above. You have to rent a car to join this tour. It costs you about 7,000 yen a day plus gas. We can take turns in driving a car when you feel tired. In this case, I have to give a photo copy of my driver's license when you rent a car. Tour expense doesn't include lunch, hike food and drinks and Onsen, or hot spring charge ( about 500 yen per person) when you take an Onsen bath after the hike. Taking a hot spring is strongly recommended because there is a possibility to have gotten a tick bite during the hike in summer. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 2 )
5.0 (2) Reviews
Very Good
Sandy Sandy United States ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Outstanding experience with local guide ”

Our group from Seattle Washington spent two days with Hiroshi in Eastern Hokkaido - one day touring the Abashiri area and the second hiking in Lake Akan. We had a great experience with him and highly recommend him. In planning the trip, Hiroshi was a pleasure to work with. We were interested in hiking and seeing some of the natural wonders of Eastern Hokkaido. He answered all our e-mails promptly with excellent ideas and information, and was very flexible in developing a trip that met the needs of our schedule and group interests. On our arrival to Japan, Hiroshi went out of his way to make two trips to the airport as some of our group was delayed. Upon meeting him, we bonded quickly. His written and spoken English is excellent - not surprising as he is a former English teach... read more


Hi Sandy Thank you so much for your message. I had a GREAT time spending two days with you, too. It was also a hppy and pleasure time for me. Unfortunately, we didn't have the best weatherfor the hike at Mt.Meakan but as I told you during our hike, that was a kind of the notice that we should hike again. So I'd like you all to come again to Mt. Meakandake to enjoy its spectacular views in the near future !! I was really glad to know you had a good luck to be able to see beautiful views of Lake Mashu, a small pond called 'Kaminoko-ike',or God's Child Pond in English and rare birds including cranes during the rest of your tour. Please let me know anytime when you need some information about eaastern Hokkaido. I'm looking forward to hearing from you !! Thanks again for your kind words... read more

Craig Craig United States ( Solo )
2 years ago

“ Custom tour of Abashiri ”

Hiroshi is an excellent and knowledgeable guide around the Abashiri area. He’s very communicative and worked with me to research and schedule a tour to fit my interests so don’t feel limited by the tour description on Triplelights. He was a gracious host. We ate the best oysters I have ever tasted near Lake Saroma. His English is very good, both written and spoken


Thank you for your kind comments, Craig. I'm happy to know you really enjoyed your stay in Abashiri. December is not the best time to visit Abashiri, but we did have a great time visiting scenic spots, water birds observation and drift ice museum. Especially, having delicious oysters WAS a high-light for me, too. Please come and visit Abashiri again and have more memorable experiences with me. Thanks again for visiting Abashiri. Hiroshi.

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