Lake Shikotsu Kayak Tour

Come join our Kayak Tour at Lake Shikotsu where you can visit this wild-paradise only 80 min. from Sapporo, and 50 min. from New Chitose airport! Our "sit-on-top kayak" can provide you with a safe, fun and easy cruise. Our program includes not only kayaking, but also nature watching and snack-tea time. After the program, you can enjoy Onsen (natural hot spring) at Shikotsu or Kitayuzawa area. We also have a restaurant and a local produce market nearby, so you can enjoy whole day at this beautiful national park site.

Late Apr – Mid Oct (depends on the climate of the year)

Approx. 3 hours
*Tour times
Group 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00
Group 2: 13:30 - 16:30

*Ages 5 and up (must be accompanied by an adult)
*Minimum registration 2 people

Price per person: 6,000 yen
12y.o. or younger 4,000 yen

Guide fee, accident insurance fee, tax, snack and tea.

Please pay by cash (yen only) on site. No credit cards please.

Ootaki Kinokooukoku
637-1 Sangaitaki Ootaki, Date-city Hokkaido

Summer T-shirt, short pants and water shoes
Spring and Fall Long sleeve shirt and pants
*If you are unsure about what to wear, please consult with us.

- Because of possible drastic weather changes the program may be cancelled or the course changed.
- Please follow the guide’s instructions at all times.

Snowshoeing Tour to the Cave of Ice-Stalagamites.

Enjoy a stroll through the forest in snowshoes! Experience the vast wintery nature. Slide down the natural snow slope, listen to the birds and the sound of the stream. Your goal is the unexplored regions of Ootaki! Discover the world class 5000 Ice- stalagamites.

Mid Jan – Late Mar (depends on the climate of the year)

Approx. 3 hours
*Tour times
Group 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00
Group 2: 13:30 - 16:30

*Ages 8 and up (must be accompanied by an adult)
*Minimum registration 2 people

Price per person: 6,000 yen
12y.o. or younger 4,000 yen

Guide fee, accident insurance fee, tax, snack and tea.

Please pay by cash (yen only) on site. No credit cards please.

Ootaki Town Planning and Tourism Association
113 Yutoku-cho Ootaki-ku,Date-shi Hokkaido Japan

- Please bring warm clothes (ski wear etc)
- Please make sure to wear an extra layer of fleece clothes
- Gloves (ski wear), hat, sunglasses or goggles, long winter boots
*If you are unsure about what to wear, please consult with us.
*Free equipment rentals available. Please inquire in advance.

- Because of possible drastic weather changes the program may be cancelled or the course changed.
- Please follow the guide’s instructions at all times.

Ootaki Outdoor Adventures

Add an extra satisfaction to your trip to Japan. Why not visit Ootaki, Hokkaido, where you can find yourselves in a nature wonderland. Ootaki is a place between Sapporo, New Chitose Airport and Niseko, and it's full of vast nature. You can enjoy outdoor activities all through the year. OOA's outdoor programs are all unique and different, so you will surely be satisfied with our adventurous activities!

Corporate Name : OOA Ootaki Outdoor Adventures

Address : 17-3 Hon-cho Ootaki-ku, Date-shi, Hokkaido 052—0301 Japan

Telephone : To make international calls from overseas: +81-142-68-5180 To make domestic calls within Japan: 0142-68-5180

Fax : To make international calls from overseas: +81-142-68-5180 To make domestic calls within Japan: 0142-68-5180

E-mail : info@ooa-guide.com

Representative : Fumiaki Sakai

Fumiaki Sakai
I’m a pure “Dosanko” a local Hokkaidoite. I had lived in Northern California, USA for 15 years. Also visited many countries like Indonesia, Finland, Mexico and so on to experience outdoor trips. I enjoy surfing, diving, back country skiing, kayaking, camping, snowshoeing and many more outdoor activities all through the year in this wonderful field of Hokkaido. I look forward to meeting outdoor maniacs from around the world!

・Certified as a Nature Experience Activity Leader (Ministry of the Environment)
・Instructor / Counselor of Nature Activities for Children (commissioned by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
・L.S.F.A. (Life Supporting First Aid), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) & AED (automatic external defibrillator ), Superior Emergency Life Guard