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2 Nights 3 Days Cycling tour in the southernmost point of Hokkaido

Explore the World Heritage Jomon Prehistoric Sites and Hakodate Sea and Mountains by bicycle

Hakodate Hiking-Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples-One/ Kakinoshima Sites

Physical and Technical Level

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.  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.

 

■Price¥69,480~

Number of 

participants

5pax

6pax

7pax

8pax

9pax

10pax

Price

 (per person)

※yen

96,950 

87,800 

81,250 

76,350

72,530 

69,480 

 

 

Important Notices

・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.


What's included

Activity fees, cycling gear rental fees (cross bicycles & helmet), admission fees, guiding fees, interpretation fees (ENG. only), travel insurance, and photo-taking

What's  not included

Beverage, snacks, transportation to the meeting point

Other Important Tour Information

■Tour operating seasons and numbers of times

June through September

*Upon requests

■Duration

Day1: Mt. Hakodate Hiking: 3 hours, Hakodate City Museum of Northern Poeple 2 hours

Day2: Cycling Approx. 80km 6 hours. 

Day3: Cycling Approx.40km 2.5 hours, Ofune & Kakinoshima Sites 2 hours

■Number of participants(Min./Max.)

2/10

■Required levels 

More than Physical level3, Skill level2((Please refer to  attached sheet for descriptions for levels)

■Meeting & Departing Points:  

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

Day1:

・ 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. 

Day2:

・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 3:

・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 Jomon settle here and what prompted their artistic expressions?

Itinerary

Day1:

11:30

Reception at Hakodate St.(health check and consent form)  Walk to Hakodate Ekimae streetcar St. (3 mins)

11:5712:04

Take the streetcar to Horaicho station

12:04‐15:15

Walk from Horaicho St. to Mt. Hakodate trailhead. (10 mins) Hiking Mt. Hakodate 3hr

※before departure, precautions will be explained

15:15-15:30

Walk to 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

Day2:

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
18:30-20:00  Dinner (provided)
20:00 Free time

 

Day3:

8:00

Breakfast (provided)・Check-out ・Cycling preparation 

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

12:30-13:30

Lunch (provided)

13:30‐15:30

Cycling ・ Return to Hakodate

15:45

Tour ends at the hotel