2 Nights 3 Days
June through September
Price ￥69,480 above
In Hakodate, you can experience history in the making – from the ancient times of the Jomon to the rise of the Ainu, to the Japanese settlement of Hokkaido – true frontier culture. At the center, sits Mt Hakodate which has been revered by all cultures who settled here. Travel back in time to the roots of Hokkaido and experience a simpler time when people lived in balance with nature. See how their spirituality still echoes in Japanese culture today.
Whether leisurely riding a Hakodate streetcar, hiking the slopes of the mountain, or cycling through the beauty of Hokkaido’s nature, you will find a hidden gem of Japan. At all stages, local and knowledgeable guides will enlighten you with stories of the past, from the Jomon to the Ainu, and explain their deep connection to the beautiful nature all around you. At all stages, local and knowledgeable guides will enlighten you with stories of the past, from the Jomon to the Ainu, and explain their deep connection to the beautiful nature all around you.
On day one, ride beside the Tsugaru Straits which ancient people braved to establish trade with the main island. See fishermen who still harvest the same kelp as the Jomon and Ainu and contemplate their lives both past and present. Your destination will be two Jomon heritage sites where your journey to the past will continue. At night, enjoy a sumptuous meal made from local products and soak in a hot spring after a long day.
On day two, cycle through the gentle slopes at the foot of the mountains. Majestic forests line both sides and you can deeply breathe in the fresh air as you cross gently babbling streams. Your unforgettable ride will finish back in the heart of Hakodate.
・Enjoy the magnificent history of Hakodate stretching back more than 10,000 years by learning about the indigenous Ainu culture and the Jomon world.
・Take a 2.5 hour hike to the summit of Mt. Hakodate, which has amazing views of the city, while learning about the history and tales of Hokkaido.
・Day1: bicycle along the coastline route that will expose you to the lifestyle of kelp fishermen unique to Hakodate. To the south, you can see the Shimokita Peninsula of Aomori where the Jomon peoples’ history also runs deep.
・Day 2: enjoy forests and beautiful streams in the mountains.
・Take a guided tour at two Jomon UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites with a Jomon expert who will take you deep into the Jomon world. What made the
|11:30||Reception at Hakodate Station (health check and consent form) Walk to Hakodate Ekimae street car station ( 3 mins)|
|11:57‐12:04||Take street car to Horaicho station|
|11:57‐12:04||Walk from the Horaicho station to the mountain head of Mt. Hakodate (10 mins) Hiking Mt. Hakodate 3hr|
※before departure, precautions will be explained.
|15:15-15:30||Walk to the the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples (15 mins)|
|15:30-17:00||Guided tour of the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples|
|17:00-17:11||Take streetcar from Suehiro St. to Hakodate Ekimae St.|
|17:15||Check-in to JR Inn Hakodate hotel (3 mins walk from Hakodate station)|
|18:00-||Free time – Guest responsible for their evening meal|
Mt. Hakodate Hiking（2.5km / 1.5 miles）
Mt. Hakodate Hiking(334m)
Mt. Hakodate Hiking: 3 hours, Hakodate City Museum of Northern Poeple 2 hours
JR Inn Hakodate Hotel
Hiking course : Mt.Hakodate
|7:30||Breakfast (provided) followed by check-out|
|8:00||Cycling preparation (at hotel site)|
|8:20-11:30||Cycling – first leg|
|11:30-12:30||Lunch at Natowa Esan roadside station (provided)|
|12:30‐15:30||Cycling – second leg|
|15:30||Check-in Hiromeso Hotel・free time|
Cycling Approx. 80km 6 hours.
Break fast ,Lunch
|8:00||Breakfast (provided)・Check-out ・Cycling preperation|
|8:40||Cycling start from Hiromeso Hotel|
|9:00-9:50||Ofune Jomon historical site tour|
|9:50-10:20||Cycling to Kakinoshima Jomon site|
|10:20-12:20||Kakinoshima Jomon historical site tour|
|12:20‐12:30||Cycling to a local restaurant|
|13:30‐15:30||Cycling ・Return to Hakodate|
|15:45||Tour ends at hotel|
Cycling Approx.40km 2.5 hours,
Ofune & Kakinoshima Sites 2 hours
What to Bring & What to Wear
・Active wear（sneakers ok）
・Inner wear (quick-drying and padded for seating)
・Footwear appropriate for cycling (no sandals)
・Comfortable clothes and shoes (sneakers are acceptable)
・Please follow the instructions of the guide.
・Collecting and taking out plants from Mt. Hakodate and Mt. Esan is prohibited.
・We are not responsible for any loss, damage or theft of valuables.
・Please follow your guide’s instructions at all times.（※Failure to follow the course, schedule or instruction or dangerous behavior may result in discontinuation of tour）
・We are not responsible for loss, damage or theft of valuables
・Please refer to attached page for descriptions for levels
Activity fees, cycling gear rental fees (cross bicycles & helmet),
admission fees, guiding fees, interepretation fees (ENG. only), travel
nsurane, and photo taking
Bevarage, snacks, transportation to the meeting point
Number of participants（Min./Max.）
More than Physical level３, Skill level２（(Please refer to attached
sheet for descriptions for levels)
・In case of customer cancellation
|31 days prior||25% of the reservation fee|
|15-30 days prior||60% of the reservation fee|
|8-14 days prior||80% of the reservation fee|
|7 days prior to no show||100% of the reservation fee|
・Full refund in case of cancellation due to weather.
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For more information about this experience program, We will coordinate with local suppliers on dates, prices, and details of the program. We will coordinate with local suppliers on dates, prices, and details of the program and provide the program to you.
Please contact us for more information. We look forward to providing you with a unique and immersive experience in the region!