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Drift Ice walk and Snowshoeing in Shiretoko

Hokkaido
Food and drinks
Nightlife
Art & Tradition
Fun with Kids
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Nature & Sports
English
7 hours

What we will do

Shiretoko National Park , located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido, is one of Japan's most beautiful and unspoiled national parks.

Shiretoko is located at a 44 degrees latitude, at the same level of Milan or Marseille, but the climate is extremely different. The temperatures of February are comprised between -11°C (12,2°F) and -3°C (26,6°F).

This is hence extremely rare to be able to see drift ice as such a southern latitude.

No worry for the beginners. The experienced guide gives you instructions.

The tour features easy snowshoeing hike in Furepe waterfall path and Drift Ice Walk.

The itinerary can be flexible, so please talk with our guide where to go, what to eat.

☆ Season

February 5 - March 20(Depending on the situation, it ends early.)

☆Participation condition

We are providing dry suits. As it is necessary to reserve the suits, please inform us about your size and weight, otherwise it will not be possible for us to perform the tour.

  • Sizes

Height: from 150 to 185 cm

Weight: from 40 to 85kg

Footsize: 23 to 28cm (EU size: 39 to 43)

*Please note that these are the only sizes we are possessing. Outside those limits, for your safety, it will not be possible to participate to the tour. Please accept our deepest apologies.

【Itinerary】

9:00am Pick up from JR Shiretoko-shari Station (Town of Shari Hokkaido)

Please contact us for the price for pickup time at other place.

9:50 Oshinkoshin waterfall

10:30 Shiretoko nature Center & Furepe waterfall path

12:00 Lunch

13:15 Drift ice walk

16:00 JRShiretoko-Shari Station

About

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After spending my Engineer Career in Japan for more than 25 years, I left technical field and Tokyo to move to Hokkaido in Shari near Shiretoko, to enjoy nature and my hobby fishing.

I have been fascinated by Shiretoko nature wildlife and Ainu culture and decided to share my experience as nature guide.

I like to talk, discuss and make new friends ! I can speak, English, French and Japanese.

I’m waiting for you in Shiretoko.

I will guide you to discover and experience the wonders of this preserved last natural frontier, named from Ainu Sir’Etok ... End of the Earth

Après une carrière d’ingénieur de 25 ans au Japon, j’ai quitté la technique et Tokyo pour profiter de la nature et pratiquer ma passion la pêche.

Je me suis établi à l’extrémité nord du Japon, dans l’ile de Hokkaido, à Shari la localité la plus proche du parc national de Shiretoko.

J’ai appris à connaitre la nature, l’unique faune sauvage de Shiretoko ainsi que la culture des habitants originels, le peuple Ainu,

J’ai décidé de partager ma fascination pour le lieu et mon expérience comme guide nature.

J’aime parler, discuter et me faire des nouveaux amis.

En Français ma langue maternelle, Anglais et Japonais.

Where we will meet

JR Shiretoko-shari Station (Town of Shari Hokkaido)

What I will provide

・English speaking local guide

・Snow gears

・Hotel pick-up and drop-off

・Private transportation in 4wd vehicle

・Participation and entry fees for activities listed in the itinerary

What to bring

・Season appropriate clothing, Snow boots, drinks

*As the dry suit can not be worn, please do not wear high-neck clothes and hoodie.

Notes

・Transfers area, please consult

・Trips can be modified to match your preferences and travel needs.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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