Discover Hakodate through Hiking,canoeing&the World Heritage Jomon Prehistoric Sites (Beginner Course)

1 Nights 2 Days


Price ¥36,280 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish

2 Days, 1 night

Activity Level

Technical Level


Experience an amazing journey to the past of Hakodate, from the Jomon era onwards. At Mt. Hakodate, feel the history of modern Hakodate since the Edo period until now. At the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples, discover the lifestyle and world view of the Ainu people. Reach way back to the days of the Jomon at two archeological world heritage sites with a 10,000 year history where the roots of modern Japan can be found. Here you can explore the unique lifestyle and spirituality of these ancient people.

Each of these sites will have knowledgeable local experts who will help you retrace the origins of Hakodate, the charm of the Ainu culture, and the significance and influence of Jomon culture
(via English interpreter). A highlight is canoeing the Shiodomari River where Jomon archeological finds are numerous along its banks. This is the area where many footprints and handprints of infants and children, displayed at the Kakinoshima Heritage Site, were preserved in clay.

While slowly canoeing down the river, which is thought to have been essential to local Jomon culture as a water and food source, ponder the life of the Jomon people who lived in harmony with nature in those ancient times. At night, enjoy fresh local food, relax at your hotel and enjoy the amazing hot spring located on the top floor.


・Explore the Shiodomari River, where many Jomon ruins were found. Increase your understanding of the life of the Jomon people in Hakodate by following a guide, familiar with Hakodate’s nature, rivers and canoeing.

・Enjoy relaxing lunch at a sandbank cooked by the guide.

・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 Jomon settle here and what prompted their artistic expressions?

・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.

・Delve deep into the life of the Ainu people, known as the indigenous people of Hokkaido at the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples. The collections of historical crafts and good will connect you to their lifestyle and spiritual culture.


Day 1

08:00Hakodate Station・Hotel in Hakodate
8:10‐8:40Depart by charter taxi to Shiodomari River
8:40-12:00Canoeing Experiencing
12:00-12:30Charter taxi lunch venue
12:30-13:30Lunch (provided)
13:30-13:45Charter Taxi to Ofune Heritage Site
13:45-14:35Tour of Ofune Heritage Site
14:35-14:55Take taxi to Kakinoshima Heritage Site
15:00-17:00Tour of Kakinoshima Heritage Site
17:00‐17:50Depart by charter taxi to hotel
18:00Hotel check-in
18:30-Free Time・Guest responsible for their evening meal



Elevation gain



Ofune / Kakinoshima Sites 2 hours, Shiodomari River canoeing 5 hours


JR Inn Hakodate



Day 2

7:30Breakfast (provided)・Check-out Walk to Hakodate Ekimae streetcar station (3 mins)
7:48‐7:55Take streetcar to Horaicho station
7:55-10:30Walk from Horaicho station to Mt. Hakodate trailhead. (10 mins) Hiking Mt. Hakodate 3hr
10:40-10:50Walk to the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples (15 mins)
10:50-11:20Guided tour of the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples
11:20End of tour



Elevation gain

Mt. Hakodate Hiking(334m)


Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples: 2 hours, Mt. Hakodate hike: 3 hours





Hiking course : Mt.Hakodate

What to Bring & What to Wear

・Clothing and footwear suitable for hiking (sneakers ok)

・Extra set of clothing including undergarments
・Easy-to-move, quick-drying synthetic fiber material and/or water-repellent clothes
・Boots, water shoes, sandals with bands, etc. or athletic shoes, sneakers, etc. that you do not mind becoming wet or dirty

・Hat, brim-type with chin strap
・Sunglasses ※glasses band also
※Rubber boot rental available(22.5㎝~28cm※no child sizes)

・Warm clothing (winter jacket, knit cap, gloves, etc.)
※Mt. Hakodate Even in winter, the trail is maintained and cleared of snow, making it relatively easy to walk. For your safety though, we will have shoe spikes ready.


・Please follow the instructions of the guide.We are not responsible for any loss, damage or theft of valuables.
・As all programs are outdoor sports, the start and end times may vary significantly from the schedule depending on the weather and tour conditions, and the tour could be forced to abort in case of
sudden inclement conditions.
・Please note there are no toilets available while canoeing.
Please refer to attached page for descriptions for levels


What’s included

1st day accommodation fee, experience fee, guide fee, admission fee, rental fee (canoe, life jacket, boots), insurance

Not Included

Bevarage,snacks,transportation to the meeting point

Number of participants(Min./Max.)


Starting point

Hakodate station

Finishing point

Hakodate station

Age Requirement

3 years old and over

Height Requirement


Application Deadline

Inqury required

Cancellation Policy

・In case of customer cancellation

31 days prior25% of the reservation fee
15-30 days prior60% of the reservation fee
8-14 days prior80% of the reservation fee
7 days prior to no show100% of the reservation fee

・Full refund in case of cancellation due to weather.

Interested in our tour?
No second thoughts, contact us.

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!

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