Enjoy Snowshoeing in Powder Snow and the Thrill to walk on the Drift Ice wearing Drysuit
Shiretoko National Park , located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido, is one of Japan's most beautiful and unspoiled national parks.
Shiretoko is located at a 44 degrees latitude, at the same level of Milan , but the climate is extremely different. The temperatures of February can be as low as -20°C (-4°F)
Please wear season appropriate clothing, and shoes.
This is hence extremely rare to be able to see drift ice as such a southern latitude.
No worry for the beginners. The experienced guide gives you instructions.
The tour features easy snowshoeing hike in Furepe waterfall path and Drift Ice Walk.
***Important Note of Tour Restrictions:***
If you're taller than 1. 85m or smaller than 1. 50m , weight more than 85Kg, or your shoe size is not in between 23cm ~ 28cm (EU 37~44, USA 6. 5~11) , Dry Suits may not fit to you.
Please contact me upfront regarding your size and shoe size.
Sample of tour time itinerary:
9:00am Pick up from JR Shiretoko-shari Station (Town of Shari Hokkaido)
Please contact for pickup at another place.
9:50 Oshinkoshin waterfall
10:30 Shiretoko nature Center ＆ Furepe waterfall path
13:15 Drift ice walk
16:00 JRShiretoko-Shari Station
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: I will pick you up at rail, train station or Hotel located nearby Shiretoko Shari. In case you prefer another location like Abashiri please contact me, I will organise a customized tour.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Shiretoko Shari train station.
Duration: 7 hours
Blizzard or heavy snowfall may affect the transport time
I will take care and drive you with my 4WD Mitsubishi outlander A/C car.
For a larger group, inquire for a quote, will send a customized tour.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2000 Yen - Lunch
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
For tours exceeding car capacity, customized tour including hiring a larger car and driver may be needed.
Please contact me.