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2 Days, 1 Night Canoeing & Hiking trip in the southernmost point of Hokkaido

Discover Hakodate through Hiking,canoeingthe World Heritage Jomon Prehistoric Sites (Beginner Course/Intermediate/Advanced Course)

Ofune/Kakinoshima Sites ~canoeing ~Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples~Mt. Hakodate Hiking

Physical and Technical Level

Beginner Course: Physical level ★★☆☆☆ Skill level ★★☆☆☆

Intermediate/Advanced Course: Physical level ★★★☆☆ Skill level ★★☆☆☆

 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.  

 Experience an amazing journey to the past of Hakodate, from the Jomon era onwards. At Mt. Hakodate, feel the history of modern Hakodate from 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. 

Important Notices

・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

■Price

Beginner Course: ¥36,280~

Number of 

participants

2pax

3pax

4pax

5pax​​

6pax

7pax

8pax

9pax

10pax

Price

 (per person)

※yen

72,930 

55,540 

51,780 

45,580 

41,450 

38,490 

36,280 

40,310 

40,330 

Intermediate/Advanced Course: ¥43,290~

Number of 

participants

2pax

3pax

4pax

5pax​​

6pax

7pax

8pax

9pax

10pax

Price

 (per person)

※yen

73,250 

58,680 

54,960 

49,870 

46,480 

44,100 

43,290 

45,230 

43,660 

What's included

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

*Intermediate/Advanced Course:  

 Enjoy relaxing lunch cook with the guide at a sandbank.

What's not included

Beverage ,snacks, transportation to the meeting point

Other Important Tour Information

■Tour operating seasons and numbers of times

Year-round

■Duration *Time (including travel time)

Beginner Course:

Day1: Ofune / Kakinoshima Sites 2 hours, Shiodomari River canoeing 2.5 hours

Day2: Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples: 2 hours, Mt. Hakodate hike: 3 hours

Intermediate/Advanced Course:

Day1: Ofune / Kakinoshima Sites 2 hours, Shiodomari River canoeing 5 hours

Day2: Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples: 2 hours, Mt. Hakodate hike: 3 hours,

■Number of participants(Min./Max.)

2/10

■Participation conditions: 5 years old and over

Beginner Course:

Physical strength level 2, skill level 2 or higher

Intermediate/Advanced Course:

Physical strength level 3, skill level 2 or higher

■Start and End Point

Hakodate Station 

■Measures against COVID-19

We will comply with the "Guidelines for Responding to New Coronaviruses in the Travel Industry". The following are some excerpts
・Maintain a distance of 2 m (at least 1 m) from people as much as possible. (Prevention of droplet infection).
・Employees and customers are requested to wash their hands with soap or disinfect their hands with alcohol disinfectant (ethanol with a concentration of 70% to 95%). (Prevention of contact infection)
Source: Japan Association of Travel Agents
https://www.jata-net.or.jp/virus/211122_tourguideline.htm

Highlights

・ 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.

・ 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.

*Intermediate/Advanced Course: Enjoy a relaxing lunch at a sandbank cook with the guide.

 

Itinerary

Beginner Course

Day1:

Time

Description

8:00

Hakodate Station・Hotel in Hakodate

8:10-8:40

Depart by charter taxi to Shiodomari River

8:40-12:00

Canoeing Experiencing

12:00-12:30

Charter taxi lunch venue

12:30-13:30

Lunch (provided)

13:30-13:45

Charter Taxi to Ofune Heritage Site

13:45-14:35

Tour of Ofune Heritage Site 

14:35-14:55

Take taxi to Kakinoshima Heritage Site

15:00-17:00

Tour of Kakinoshima Heritage Site

17:00‐17:50

Depart by charter taxi to hotel

16:00

Hotel check-in

16:30-

Free Time・Guest responsible for their evening meal

Day2:

7:30

Breakfast (provided)・Check-out

Walk to Hakodate Ekimae streetcar station (3 mins)​

7:48‐7:55

Take streetcar to Horaicho station ​

7:55-10:30

Walk from Horaicho station to Mt. Hakodate trailhead. (10 mins) 

Hiking Mt. Hakodate 3hr 

10:40-10:50

Walk to the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples (15 mins) 

10:50-11:20

Guided tour of the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples

11:20

End of tour

 

Intermediate/Advanced Course

Day1:

Time

Description

7:30

Hakodate Station・Hotel in Hakodate

7:40-8:10

Depart by charter taxi to Shiodomari River

8:10-13:20

Canoeing Experience (lunch included)

*Intermediate/Advanced Course:  

 Enjoy a relaxing lunch cook with the guide at a sandbank.

13:20-13:50

Charter Taxi to Ofune Heritage Site

13:50-14:40

Tour of Ofune Heritage Site

14:40-15:00

Take taxi to Kakinoshima Heritage Site

15:00-17:00

Tour of Kakinoshima Heritage Site

17:00‐17:50

Charter Taxi to Hotel

17:50-

Hotel check-in

18:00-

Free Time・Guest responsible for their evening meal

Day2:

7:30

Breakfast (provided)・Check-out

Walk to Hakodate Ekimae streetcar station (3 mins)​

7:48‐7:55

Take streetcar to Horaicho station  

7:55-10:30

Walk from Horaicho station to Mt. Hakodate trailhead. (10 mins) 

Hiking Mt. Hakodate 3hr 

10:40-10:50

Walk to the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples (15 mins) 

10:50-11:20

Guided tour of the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples

11:20

End of tour