Wildlife observation, Trekking and River Canoeing in East Hokkaido

Wild birds soaring in the sky, deer running through the marshland, sea otters swimming in the sea, the Nemuro and Kushiro areas of East Hokkaido are home to a diverse range of wildlife. Join Hokkaido Master Guide Mr. Makoto Ando to meet the wildlife of this magnificent wilderness, and learn about the history of the marshland and the importance of nature conservation. In the evening, you will enjoy Hokkaido's delicious food at the lodge and talk with local people about the excitement of the trip. Deepening the connection between “nature and people” and between “people and people” in the rich nature of East Hokkaido.


  • Go on a nature tour with Hokkaido Master Guide Mr. Makoto Ando.
  • Trekking at Cape Kirakotan, the deepest unexplored part of Kushiro Marsh.
  • Bettoga River canoeing, visiting the habitat of the endangered Blakiston's fish owl.
  • Quality observation experience with SWAROVSKI OPTIK binoculars and fieldscope.
  • Enjoy Hokkaido vegetables, cheese, seafood with the philosophy of Slow Food.

Tour Information

Location : East Hokkaido is located in the eastern part of Hokkaido and can be divided into four areas, Okhotsk, Nemuro, Kushiro and Tokachi. This is one of the few places in Japan where prehistoric nature is still alive.

Main Activity: Wildlife observation, River canoeing and Trekking

Difficulty: 3

Availability: Recommended from May until September

Tour Duration: 4 Nights 5 Days

Pax: Minimum 4 Maximum 10

Price: JPY 276,000 ~ JPY 326,000

5 Days Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Warmly greeted in Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport

              Wildlife observation on the Notsuke Peninsula (D)

Day 02: Wildlife observation at Cape Kiritappu (B, L, D)

Day 03: River canoeing on Bettoga River- 3hrs/ 5km (B, L, D)

Day 04: Trekking at Cape Kirakotan (B, L, D)

Day 05: Departure from Kushiro (B, L)

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)



  • Hokkaido Certified Outdoor Guide (Master Guide)
  • Hokkaido Certified Excellent Outdoor Business in Hokkaido
  • Winner of the Nature Photography Award "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" in 2020
  • 4 times winner of the Nature Photography Award "Nature's Best Photography Contest"
  • Nikon Professional Service Members
  • FUJIFILM Professional Service Members
  • Panasonic Lumix Professional Services Members
  • SWAROVSKI OPTIK Support Professional Guide 


  • Hokkaido Certified Outdoor Guide
  • Certificate of Advanced First Aid Course

Hokkaido local cuisine

Mrs. Shinobu Ando ensures that visitors to Lodge Hickory Wind have the best dining experience possible. She is a member of “Slow food friends Hokkaido” and also owned “Hokkaido Food Meister” qualification.

Using local ingredients in season to create dishes that will soothe your body and soul. Since there were many international visitors to the lodge, Mrs. Shinobu Ando is good at sensing the guests' preferences and providing them with suitable meals. There is no doubt that you will enjoy your meals at the lodge

Reservation & More Information

ANA X Inc.

Address :Front Place Nihonbashi, 2-14-1, Nihonbashi, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan

Booking & Contact: inb03@ana-x.co.jp

Detailed Itinerary and full course information

Please check the detailed itinerary and other information here:

Day-by-day Itinerary



AddressShiranuka, Shiranuka District, Hokkaido 088-0300