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Mt.Meakan Hike, Active Volcano Hike in Hokkaido


Shiretoko / Abashiri
10 Hours
up to 4 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

There are two mountains named Mt. Akan in the Akan Naitonal Park; Mt.Meakan (female Mt.Akan) and Mt. Oakan (male Mt.Akan), both of them are volcanoes. Mt.Oakan is a dormant volcano and Mt.Meakan is an active volcano. You can feel the power of the earth by walking near the crater of Mt. Meakan and enjoy the distant view of beautiful Mt.Oakan from its top.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroshi.

  • Walking to the top of Mt. Meakan while looking down smoke rising from the crater

  • Beautiful alpine flowers growing in July and August

  • High quality of Onsen, or hot spring water

  • When this hike is canceled due to the bad weather, you can visit Ainu Museum at the Lake Akan on the way back to Abashiri. Ainu is native people in Hokkaido and they have some unique culture and life style.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Abashiri
Ending Point At your hotel in Abashiri

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Abashiri

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( you and guide), taxi fare from Abashiri to Akan for both ways (about 25000JPY) or rent-a-car fare a day (about 8000JPY)
lunch, dinner, hike food and drinks, entrance fee, sightseeing boat fare, hot spring bath charge,etc

Important

only available from June to October

I can help you visit the places around Abashiri, where I live and go hiking in our area. There isn't frequent transportation service here and I think you need to take a taxi or rent a car. We basically begin our tours from Abashiri and return to this city. If you plan to start your tour from different cities, let me know about your plan. In that case, you might need to pay for my transportation expenses and accomodation fees. There might be some cases that I have to drive a long way ( more than 3 or 4 hours for one way) and stay at a hotel on the day before meeting you.

There is no public transportation service from Abashiri to the hike start, so you must take a taxi or rent a car. It takes 2 hours to get there. It will cost you about 25000 JPYto take a taxi for both way and about 7000 JPY plus gas to rent a car a day. The hike can be canceled due to the weather condition. In that case, you can choose some options such as visiting a very beautiful lake called "Onneto" ,taking a sighseeing boat in the Lake Akan, visiting Ainu museums, taking a hot spring, looking around the Ainu wood carvings and unique clothes with Ainu patterns at the souvenir shops.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Sandy Sandy United States ( Friends )
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1 year ago

“ Outstanding experience with local guide ”

Our group from Seattle Washington spent two days with Hiroshi in Eastern Hokkaido - one day touring the Abashiri area and the second hiking in Lake Akan. We had a great experience with him and highly recommend him. In planning the trip, Hiroshi was a pleasure to work with. We were interested in hiking and seeing some of the natural wonders of Eastern Hokkaido. He answered all our e-mails promptly with excellent ideas and information, and was very flexible in developing a trip that met the needs of our schedule and group interests. On our arrival to Japan, Hiroshi went out of his way to make two trips to the airport as some of our group was delayed. Upon meeting him, we bonded quickly. His written and spoken English is excellent - not surprising as he is a former English teach... read more

Hiroshi:

Hi Sandy Thank you so much for your message. I had a GREAT time spending two days with you, too. It was also a hppy and pleasure time for me. Unfortunately, we didn't have the best weatherfor the hike at Mt.Meakan but as I told you during our hike, that was a kind of the notice that we should hike again. So I'd like you all to come again to Mt. Meakandake to enjoy its spectacular views in the near future !! I was really glad to know you had a good luck to be able to see beautiful views of Lake Mashu, a small pond called 'Kaminoko-ike',or God's Child Pond in English and rare birds including cranes during the rest of your tour. Please let me know anytime when you need some information about eaastern Hokkaido. I'm looking forward to hearing from you !! Thanks again for your kind words... read more

Craig Craig United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Custom tour of Abashiri ”

Hiroshi is an excellent and knowledgeable guide around the Abashiri area. He’s very communicative and worked with me to research and schedule a tour to fit my interests so don’t feel limited by the tour description on Triplelights. He was a gracious host. We ate the best oysters I have ever tasted near Lake Saroma. His English is very good, both written and spoken

Hiroshi:

Thank you for your kind comments, Craig. I'm happy to know you really enjoyed your stay in Abashiri. December is not the best time to visit Abashiri, but we did have a great time visiting scenic spots, water birds observation and drift ice museum. Especially, having delicious oysters WAS a high-light for me, too. Please come and visit Abashiri again and have more memorable experiences with me. Thanks again for visiting Abashiri. Hiroshi.

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