Hokkaido Private Adventure
Hokkaido Private Adventure
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Our tours are a perfect option for top sites and the nature in Hokkaido. Various activities are possible on day trips or multi-day tours including trekking, rafting, canoeing, fruit picking, horseback riding, flower fields, national parks, hot springs, volcano, cultural activities, etc.
Kiyosato-cho, Hokkaido, Japan

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Merlin1165
Quezon City, Philippines12 contributions
Jan 2020
I am frankly surprised that there aren't more reviews for this excellent hiking tour led by Ms. Sumi of Hokkaido Private Adventure. It's a really great way for novices to experience the winter landscapes of Sapporo in a relaxed but still challenging way, especially if you and your family are still working up the courage to go skiing or snowboarding.

It's best to be prepared with water and wind proof gear, but Ms. Sumi can help with anything you might by lacking, That ensures that you're less worried about surviving and can focus more on the great views of snow-covered birches and rolling terrain. Enjoy sinking into the unpacked snow and learning how to get your legs under you. Surprisingly challenging and engaging.

Ms. Sumi is a great guide and you can tell her how much adventure you're up for. She's extremely comfortable in English, and she brings with her the experience of growing up in Hokkaido. She brings a lot of the fun in the hiking tour.

There is supposed to be an onsen at the other end of all the shivering in the forest, but we couldn't work our courage up for that. I am sure it would be a perfect counterpoint to walking in the snow.
Written January 13, 2020
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HPAnatureguide
Hi Merlin 1, Thank you very much for your wonderful review!! I'm very happy that you enjoyed the day trip. That was a great adventure with you and your family! We experienced that one of the best winter activities in Hokkaido, and winter landscape we saw in the forest was truly spectacular. Can't wait to see you again on another season soon. Thank you again for the great review and for choosing us! Kind regards, Sumi
Written January 16, 2020
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Jason B
4 contributions
Nov 2022
Hokkaido is a beautiful island! Sumi is a fantastic guide!! We enjoyed it very much! Next time we would like to see more of Hokkaido Island!
Written November 13, 2022
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HPAnatureguide
Hi Jbrown, Thank you very much for a great review! I'm happy that you enjoyed the day trip with me. Please come back Hokkaido again to explore more natural beauty! Best regards, Sumi
Written November 14, 2022
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Juli Jessen
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Fredi was a most amazing host. He acted more as a host than as a guide. He responded to our almost eccentric requests to include wildflowers, serious hikes and agriculture. He is French but has been in Japan since his 20s, so has an amazing perspective on the history and culture. He bids himself as nature guide but can discuss the religious practices, expectations or a professional, family traditions and more. He fully looked after us, right to finding native gooseberry jelly and taking us to the plane at the end. We are fortunate to travel a lot, but this was exceptionally charmed. And I just found him on the internet!
Written August 19, 2022
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Glen S
4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
My 20 year old son and I have just returned from our fun day out with Sumi.
She picked us at the hotel and dropped us off at the end. She is a “local” speaks great English and has almost all the answers !
We parked up in the road rest area got kitted up, and hiked off into the woods. The snow was deep and fun to mess around in. Little sign of other people which was nice. After a hot tea and sweets we hiked back. Sadly we saw no animal life except rabbit tracks.
I suggest that you do this trip BEFORE going skiing/ snowboarding as a great intro to the hills/trees/snow etc.
DO NOT MISS the Onsen. A truly classic wonderful relaxing and strangely “normal” experience.
Thanks Sumi
Written March 4, 2020
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HPAnatureguide
Hi GlenS728, Thank you very much for your great review! I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed both snowshoe hike and Onsen experience in this tour. Please contact us when you comeback Hokkaido near future with your family! Kind regards, Sumi
Written March 6, 2020
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kayakgrl1
Portland, OR20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We wanted to explore the wilds of Hokkaido and this tour exceeded our expectations. Sumi picked us up from our hotel and drove us a short hour outside of town for a snowshoe/sledding adventure. We did not see another person the entire snowshoe adventure and felt like we were exploring an uncharted snow wonderland. We were even lucky enough to see "little Mt Fuji", which was a treat.
Sumi was full of interesting stories, her equipment was top notch, and she even had hot tea and treats for us on our rest in the snow.
After we had our fill of exploring and sledding, she took us to a beautiful lunch and ONSEN experience to round out the day. As we had never been to an Onsen, she educated us on the process and traditions and helped us get our tickets, etc.
I cannot recommend this tour enough.
Written March 1, 2020
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HPAnatureguide
Hi kayakgrl1, Thank you very much for a great review! I'm very happy that you enjoyed our tour as much as I did. Yes, we were also very lucky to see Mt.Yotei from the top of Nakayama pass. There are so many things to see and to do in Hokkaido island. Thank you again for choosing us for your day trip in Sapporo. We look forward to hearing from you again on a future trip here : ) Maybe fishing trip in a beautiful stream....! Warm regards, Sumi
Written March 6, 2020
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Leanna C
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is great if you want to try something different. At an affordable price, you can play in the snow without having to worry about purchasing extra gear. Sumi was our guide, and she was incredibly knowledgeable about the area, polite, and complete fun to be around. We felt like VIPs as she picked us up from our hotel lobby, drove us from downtown Sapporo to Jozankei and back after the adventure was over. She also helped us with the snowshoes and made us hot drinks and snacks while we explored the park. Hillside sledding was an extra delight, and we were also lucky enough to see deer roaming through the trees at one point. Even if you aren't very fit or into outdoor adventures, this trip is worth it for the onsen experience alone.
Written February 9, 2019
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HPAnatureguide
Hi Paulina C, Thanks so much for the great review! It was a pleasure to guide you at the mountain in Jozankei. We hope to have another opportunity to guide your next visit! Thank you again and please keep in touch. Best regards, Sumi
Written February 12, 2019
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tarachan45
Portland, OR1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Couples
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of spending a day with Sumi at Mt.Tarumae.
I initially reached out to HPA with no idea what was possible to do in the area in July, and Sumi recommended a hiking at Mt.Tarumae followed by a natural onsen.
The hiking experience was wonderful, and we enjoyed the spectacular views from the peak!
Book a day with HPA, you won't forget it ! It was one of the highlights of our 2 week trip to Japan.
Written August 18, 2018
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