Lake Shikaribetsu Canoeing and Nature Trekking

At an elevation of 810 meters, Lake Shikaribetsu is the highest lake in Hokkaido, and is a place of primeval nature. In this tour program, you will go on a Canadian canoe ride across the tranquil lake, then go on a trek through the forest on the lakeshore together with a nature guide. After enjoying the nature activities, you will visit a cafe to enjoy a lunch made with local ingredients.

First, you will first go on a Canadian canoe tour of the lake. The friendly guides of the Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center will teach you how to paddle, so even beginners can enjoy it easily. You can see rare views of the surrounding nature from the middle of the lake.

After the canoe experience, you will take a hike together with a nature guide into the virgin forest spreading on the shores of Lake Shikaribetsu. You can learn about its rich nature while experiencing it with all your senses.

The forest teems with various flora and fauna. You can see the seasonal wild flowers and mushrooms, and listen to the sounds of wild birds and mammals.

After enjoying the refreshing nature activities, you will visit a local café to re-energize yourself with a sumptuous lunch prepared with local Tokachi ingredients.

Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.


8:20 Meetup at Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center
8:30 Canadian canoe experience (move to lakeside, canoeing practice, canoeing activity)
10:30 Lakeside forest trekking
12:00 Return to Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center, move to local cafe
12:30 Lunch at local cafe
13:30 Tour finish
Tour name Lake Shikaribetsu Canoeing and Nature Trekking
Available period Early June to early November 2024
Time 8:20-13:30 (5 hours 10 minutes)
Participants Minimum 1 person, maximum 8 persons
Fee 1 person: ¥18,000
2-8 persons: ¥15,000 per person
No lunch: ¥2,000 less
Private transfer to and from Obihiro/Tokachigawa Onsen/etc. (please inquire separately).
Guide fee, canoe equipment rental fee, lunch, tour insurance, consumption tax
Not included Transportation to and from the venue, personal expenses
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes (cold weather gear in Oct-Nov), hat, sunscreen
In case of rain: rain gear, rubber boots
Meetup Location

Lake Shikaribetsu Nature Center
Address: Shikaribetsu kohan, Kita-urimaku, Shikaoi-cho, Kato-gun, Hokkaido
Access: From National Route 274 in Shikaoi Town, drive north along Hokkaido Route 85 for 25 kilometers.
Mapcode: 702 387 448*63
Notes ・Children below 3 and pregnant women cannot join the tour.
・Please reserve at least 5 days in advance.
・Depending on the availability of the guide, we may not be able to accommodate your preferred tour date.
・The tour may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Cancellation Fee:
・2 or more days before the tour date: full refund
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to the start time: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare