Odoroki-no-Mori Forest Picnic and Bread Making

This spring tour takes place in “Odoroki-no-Mori”, a quiet forest in Shiranuka Town owned by Yoshinori Yokota. Together with Yokota-san, you will go into the forest to learn about its nature and see the various wild birds living there. You can also try making your own French country bread known as “pain de campagne”, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in the middle of nature.

Yokota-san is a cottage food producer and nature guide who moved to Hokkaido in 2004. He will guide you around the 20-hectare “Odoroki-no-Mori” forest and tell you all about its trees and wildlife. You can enjoy the sight and scent of the fresh verdure of the spring.

Inside a bird hide built by Yokota-san, you can observe various wild birds as they go about their springtime activities. You might hear their mating calls, or find nuts dropped from their nests. Every day is a unique experience in this forest.

Before the forest tour, you’ll prepare the dough for a kind of sourdough bread called “pain de campagne”. After you get back from the forest, the dough will have risen and is ready for baking, so you’ll place it inside the oven. You can take the freshly baked bread home as a souvenir.

While waiting for the bread to bake, you can enjoy a picnic lunch under the clear blue skies. The lunch menu varies day to day, but you’ll surely get to enjoy healthy and delicious homemade dishes (the lunch will be held indoors in case of inclement weather).

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


9:30 Meetup at Odoroki-no-Mori Labo
9:35 “Pain de campagne” bread dough preparation
10:30 Forest tour and bird watching with Yokota-san
11:40 “Pain de campagne” bread baking
12:30 Picnic lunch
14:00 Tour finish
Tour name Odoroki-no-Mori Forest Picnic and Bread Making
Available period May to June 2023
Time 9:30-14:00 (4 hours 30 minutes)
Participants Minimum 2 persons, maximum 6 persons
Fee Adult (age 13 and up): ¥6,500 per person
Child (age 6 to 12): ¥5,500 per person
Note: Participants must be at least 6 years old.
Note: Bread baking not included for child participants
Guide fee, activity fee, lunch, bread making (for adult participants only), tour insurance
Not included Transportation to and from the venue, personal expenses
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, hat
Meetup Location

Odoroki-no-Mori Labo
Address: Kamicharo Nishi 1-sen 67-1, Shiranuka-cho, Shiranuka-gun, Hokkaido
Access: From the Doto Expressway, exit at Shiranuka IC then drive northward along National Route 392 for around 7 km.
Mapcode: 942 033 802*57
Notes ・Please reserve at least 3 days in advance.
・Depending on the availability of the guide, we may not be able to accommodate your preferred tour date.
・Participants must be at least 6 years old.
・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