Mushing Works Dog Sledding Tours

Mushing Works Dog Sledding Tours

Mushing Works Dog Sledding Tours
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Tuesday
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
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DRIVE YOUR OWN TEAM of Alaskan Huskies. Let us show you the thrill of Mushing behind a team of eager Alaskan Huskies with our guide. First of all, Communication and Physical contact with dogs is very important. And FEEL THE EXCITEMENT as the team is hooked up, you are already a friend of them. You are given instruction on how to drive a dog sled. The team of dogs are enthusiastic and ready to go. Just tag along behind a guide’s snowmobile. You will take off at pace along trails through the field with a guide. Our trail is more than 10km long! Enjoy a long distance ride by dog sled with a team of huskies along our scenic 12km backcountry trail. We make every effort to construct a trail with varied scene: across the ancient snowfields, among conifer trees, along the river. Original dog sled 2 guests ride on Two can enjoy the ride with our original two seater sled. It is suitable for two adults with one lap small child.
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  • Adam
    12 contributions
    Amazing family fun
    We had a great sunset tour with My wife and six year old son. Takeshi is a great guide and instructor. After some briefing we were driving the sled ourselves and taking turns while Takeshi followed us on a snowmobile, took photos and gave us occasional instruction. The dogs were really friendly and well trained, and you could see how much they loved to run. Takeshi’s setup is great, he has a full range of snow gear available to borrow if you need and he also helped us arrange taxis to and from Shintoku station. This was a great trip and well worth the travel.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written December 24, 2022
  • Yoon
    4 contributions
    Wonderful Dog Sledding Experience in Hokkaido
    Took us about 3hrs to reach the location but its was a well worth drive. Takeshi was very accommodating throughout the entire process from booking to sledding. We arrived late due to bad weather but he still gave us a wonderful experience. He explained the instructions clearly and prepare you for any issues that might occur during the run, which came in handy for us as one of the fluffy runners had to carry out urgent business mid run. Would highly recommend to any one looking to experience dog sledding.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 15, 2023
  • LFCho
    Singapore, Singapore285 contributions
    Great dog sledding experience with fantastic scenery
    Journey from Sapporo is around 2 hours train plus 30min taxi. But it is all worth it! Shintoku and Shikaoi are both charming places which are peaceful and relaxing. Everything went well from booking tour, Takeshi helping to arranging taxi pick up from/ to Shintoku, interacting with the excited dogs, the 12km sledding trip, the nice tea and hot chocolate and cake snacks after. You are in control of the sled although the dogs know where they are going. Takeshi follows to take beautiful video and photos and the best is, you get to keep all these! We finished our trip with yummy soba at Minatoya (2 min walk from Shintoku station). You can also choose to stay overnight to explore Shintoku or shikaoi. Totally worth the time and effort making the journey over!
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 8, 2023
  • Mitch
    1 contribution
    Fantastic
    Amazing experience, dogs are all so friendly and excited. They just love running and couldn’t wait to get going. Takeshi, the owner was an absolutely amazing man, super accomodating and full of knowledge about the area, history and was always up for chatting. An experience that one just has to do.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 22, 2023
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LFCho
Singapore, Singapore285 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Journey from Sapporo is around 2 hours train plus 30min taxi. But it is all worth it! Shintoku and Shikaoi are both charming places which are peaceful and relaxing. Everything went well from booking tour, Takeshi helping to arranging taxi pick up from/ to Shintoku, interacting with the excited dogs, the 12km sledding trip, the nice tea and hot chocolate and cake snacks after. You are in control of the sled although the dogs know where they are going. Takeshi follows to take beautiful video and photos and the best is, you get to keep all these! We finished our trip with yummy soba at Minatoya (2 min walk from Shintoku station). You can also choose to stay overnight to explore Shintoku or shikaoi. Totally worth the time and effort making the journey over!
Written February 8, 2023
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Mitch
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Friends
Amazing experience, dogs are all so friendly and excited. They just love running and couldn’t wait to get going. Takeshi, the owner was an absolutely amazing man, super accomodating and full of knowledge about the area, history and was always up for chatting.

An experience that one just has to do.
Written February 23, 2023
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Adam
Singapore12 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We had a great sunset tour with My wife and six year old son. Takeshi is a great guide and instructor. After some briefing we were driving the sled ourselves and taking turns while Takeshi followed us on a snowmobile, took photos and gave us occasional instruction. The dogs were really friendly and well trained, and you could see how much they loved to run.

Takeshi’s setup is great, he has a full range of snow gear available to borrow if you need and he also helped us arrange taxis to and from Shintoku station. This was a great trip and well worth the travel.
Written December 25, 2022
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Desmond T
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
I chanced upon Mushing Works for dog sledding while searching for dog sledding and decided to try while on my holiday trip in Dec 2017. We took the 7.00am Limited Express Ozara 1 JR train from Sapporo to Shintoku. Reached at 8.55am and was well greeted by the taxi driver carrying the sign Mushing Works. This taxi ride was pre-arranged by the host Takeshi san and we paid around 5430 JPY. Upon reaching Shikaoi town, Takeshi san was there to pick us up at 9.30am. We reached his place at around 9.45am. Warm clothing, shoe, gloves and scarf was provided to get ready for our dog sledding. Takeshi san has a total of 28 mixed breed huskies. We started one first experience with dog sledding and was very pleased and satisfied with the host. After the tour, hot beverage and homemade slice cake was provided to ease our hunger. We were shown with video clips and photographs. Had a wonderful times chatting with the host. We felt there could be more time to stay around to enjoy and chat but unfortunately we had to catch up our next train at 1.30pm. Takeshi san fetch is to Shikaoi town to get a taxi back to Shintoku station to catch our next train to Kita-Hiroshima for our shopping trip in Mitsui Outlet. Those who want to experience a good dog sledding with an excellent host, look no further. This is the place to come and enjoy yourself especially when you will feel totally safe with the host. Lastly Takeshi san speaks fluently in English.
Written December 20, 2017
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Nick J
Hong Kong, China151 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had a great afternoon at mushing works. You get to drive the sled yourself (though the dogs know where they are going) and the owner drives around on a snow mobile to wait for you at certain spots. The whole experience made for a very fun afternoon.

The dogs are incredibly friendly and love to be fused which is surprising for working dogs.

The route is out around the fields behind the kennels area and you probably cover 10km or so in total which is enough. They'll stop you every 15 minutes or so to give the dogs a rest, take some photos, and rearrange the dogs if needed.

We were lucky that a couple of amateur photographers were out with the owner dooing a shoot so we got some great photos of our time
Written February 28, 2019
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Ge G
4 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
this is definitely the highlight of our hokkaido trip. recommended!
this trip is 12km trail loops on beautiful farm lands, weather is perfect, dogs super energetic and lovely, and the owner/guide really nice and helpful.
Written December 30, 2017
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Joshua Pacheco
Quezon City, Philippines15 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
I highly recommend Mushing Works for everyone! We got lucky that there was enough snow last December 10, 2017 and they accommodated our booking. Going to Mushing Work is very easy even for foreigners. The owner Takeshi will even pick you up at the train station.

I cannot wait to go back someday!
Written December 13, 2017
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Bangkoktraveler_10
Phuket, Thailand68 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We drove all the way from sapporo to experience the dog sledding.
And it was worth to do.
We had a great time during the trip with the dogs.
The owner is very accommodating and speaks perfect English.
Written February 7, 2020
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Wj leong
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
This was the highlight of our Sapporo trip, Takeshi san and Connie was very friendly and accommodating to us!

Dogs were Super Friendly and excited to bring us on our sledging journey (obvious that they are well taken care off) The speed of the sledge was just nice for taking videos/photos with one hand too!

The weather was good and clear when we did our sledging in Jan 19, surrounding views were amazing and the track was simple yet exciting!

Warm clothing was also provided from head to toe so you do not have to worry about the cold, they were also very clean as well.

Would be best to stay in Shikaoi if you do not drive as transportation is poor in the non city area of Hokkaido and the cab fare from shintoku to Shikoai will set you back around 5000yen. We stayed at the Yorkshire farm (amazing place) and Takeshi picked us up half way (thankfully as we only paid 4000yen instead of around 8000yen for the full trip to mushing)

All in all, mushing dog sledging experience is a must go if you are into dogs or looking for an activity to do in Hokkaido!
Written January 25, 2019
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CaptBarry T
97 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
The venue is about 2.5hours from Sapporo and a mere 30mins from Shikaoi town. I'd advise staying in Shikaoi so that you don't have a long drive to the venue. Once there the fun begins. You are greeted by over 20 dogs all eager to go for their run. Takeshi san and his team are very accommodating and even rode ahead of us to take photos and videos which he happily transfers the images to your device or SD card. The appropriate gear and boots are on loan to you at no charge. The ride was a totally fun and memorable experience. This is one ride you should try out if you have not done so yet. As for me and my partner, we'd definitely want to do it again!
Written February 25, 2018
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Mushing Works Dog Sledding Tours is open:
  • Tue - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tue - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Fri - Sun 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Fri - Sun 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM



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