Experience
Daisetsuzan
in Autumn

The Season of Colors on Daisetsuzan

A curtain of autumn leaves turning colors covers the surface of Daisetsuzan in this season. It is indeed one of the most popular times to visit Daisetsuzan throughout the year.

Eight stunning tours

For this year, we have 8 unique tours available and each of them will offer unforgettable experience in the glorious Daisetsuzan area.

Convenient pickup from the center of Asahikawa

We got you covered with the transportation. Our private bus will pick you up from major hotels in the central area, so your travel to this majestic national park is nice and easy.

Private guide for every tour

All tours are accompanied by our personal guides. They are local tourism gurus who will tell you all about Asahikawa area's tourism attractions!

2 Routes, 8 Tours

City Bus Stops

All tours includes roundtrip bus from and to the center of Asahikawa

Once you make a reservation for one of the tours, please make sure to arrive before the scheduled pickup time above. Both K route an H route buses stop at the stops above at the scheduled time.

Higashikawa Town Walk

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Rich with nature, Higashikawa is a scenic town of 8,000 residents at the foot of Daisetsuzan. Higashikawa promotes itself as "the town of photography" and has a variety of hip cafes and boutique shops. In this tour, our local walking guide will take you to the town's top historic and cultural attractions.

IncludesGuide and Insurance fees

Price5,500yen / 2,800yen (child under 6) Free under 3 years old.

Rain or Shine (umbrella available). Lunchtime between 12:00-13:30 (lunch is not included in this tour).

Everyday in October

Time Place Activity
8:00 Asahikawa Bus Pickup
8:30 Leave for Higashikawa
9:30 Higashikawa Saint Pure Arrival. Higashikawa Guided Town Walk starts and you will explore its history and culture.
12:00 Town walk finishes. Lunch time.
13:30 Higashikawa Saint Pure Bus leaves for Asahikawa
14:00 Asahikawa Back in Asahikawa city center

Momijidani Hiking

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Enjoy a hike through Momijidani (Sounkyo's Autumn Leaf Valley), dense with broad-leaved and needle-leaved forests. Upon reaching the other side, you will see Sounkyo's symbolic 'columnar joint rock' formations, forged by volcanos long ago. Momijidani is most spectacular in Autumn when the colors of the changing leaves will take your breath away.

IncludesGuide and Insurance fees

Price8,800 yen

Rain or Shine (umbrella available). Lunchtime between 12:00-13:30 (lunch is not included in this tour).

October 1st through 14th

Time Place Activity
8:00 Asahikawa Bus Pickup
8:30 Bus leaves for Sounkyo
10:30 Sounkyo Arrival at Sanroku Eki Ropeway. Guided Momijidani Hiking starts.
12:30 Hiking finishes. Free time. Enjoy Onsen hot spring and lunch.
14:00 Sanroku Eki Bus leaves for Asahikawa
15:30 Asahikawa Back in Asahikawa city center

Photography and Cycling

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If you enjoy light excercise, we recommend cycling through the town of Higashikawa with our cycle tour guide. This relaxing tour will provide you with ample opportunities to capture Hokkaido's beautiful countyside, with its peaceful rice fields and the grand Daisetsuzan mountain range.

IncludesGuide, Bicycle Rental, and Insurance fees

Price8.800yen (Must be 18 years old or older)

Rain or Shine (rainwear available). Lunchtime between 12:00-13:30 (lunch is not included in this tour).

Everyday in October

Time Place Activity
8:00 Asahikawa Bus Pickup
8:30 Leave for Higashikawa
9:30 Higashikawa Saint Pure Arrival. Guided cycle tour starts. Enjoy slow-cycling in the nature.
12:00 Cycling ends. Lunch time.
13:30 Higashikawa Saint Pure Bus leaves for Asahikawa
14:00 Asahikawa Back in Asahikawa city center

Daisetsuzan's First Snow

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Daisetsuzan gets the snow before other areas in Japan, as early as October. In this tour, we will take you to the 5th station on the ropeway to see the fresh-snow-covered mountain. Lucky ones might even get to play with snow!

IncludesGuide, Ropeway Tickets, and Insurance fees

Price11,000 yen

Weather conditions might affect the tour availability. Rain or Shine (umbrella available). Lunchtime between 12:00-13:30 (lunch is not included in this tour).

October 15th through 30th

Time Place Activity
8:00 Asahikawa Bus pickup
8:30 Bus leaves for Sounkyo
10:30 Sounkyo Arrival. Guided First Snow tour starts
10:40 Catch the ropeway to the 5th station
11:30 The tour finishes. Free time in Sounkyo area. Enjoy lunch and Onsen hot spring.
14:00 Sounkyo Sanroku Eki Bus leaves for Asahikawa
15:30 Asahikawa Back in Asahikawa city center

Potato Harvesting

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Hokkaido offers a variety of delicious crops in Autumn. Join us in the fields to dig your own potatoes and taste them freshly harvested. No special equipment is required - we will provide you with boots and gloves. This tour is great fun for the whole family!

IncludesGuide and Insurance fees

Price5,500yen / 2,800yen (child under 12) Free under 3 years old.

Rain or Shine (rainwear and rain boots available). Lunchtime between 12:00-13:30 (lunch is not included in this tour).

Everyday in October

Time Place Activity
8:00 Asahikawa Bus Pickup
8:30 Leave for Higashikawa
10:00 Agritech Arrival. Potato Harvesting experience starts. Potatoes grown with Daisetsuzan spring water will be harvested and cooked.
11:30 The tour finishes. Bus leaves Agritech
12:00 Higashikawa Free time.
13:30 Higashikawa Saint Pure Bus leaves for Asahikawa
14:00 Asahikawa Back in Asahikawa city center

Onsen and Sake

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Sounkyo is Hokkaido's most historic hot spring resort town. In this tour we will talk you through the area's history, sample the local sake and enjoy delicious dishes featuring fresh, mountain vegetables. After your meal you can relax in the famous hot spring - it will be bliss!

IncludesGuide, Lunch, Hot Spring Entry, Towel Rental, and Insurance fees

Price7,500yen / 4,800yen (child under 12) Free under 3 years old.

Rain or Shine. Lunchtime between 12:00-13:30.

Everyday in October

Time Place Activity
8:00 Asahikawa Bus pickup
8:30 Bus leaves for Sounkyo
10:30 Sounkyo Arrival. Guided walking tour starts. Enjoy Sounkyo's visitor center and township.
12:00 Hotel Taisetsu Mountain vegetable course lunch with Sake
13:00 Onsen hot spring
14:00 Bus leaves for Asahikawa
15:30 Asahikawa Back in Asahikawa city center

1 Day Asahidake Trek

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This tour will take you up 1,600m on Asahidake, the tallest mountain in Hokkaido. In the afternoon you will visit the "destination of the day" in Daisetsuzan National Park, such as the high moor, the Hokkaido red spruce virgin forest, or valleys blanketed in autumn leaves.

IncludesGuide, Ropeway Tickets, and Insurance Fees

Price20,000yen / 10,000yen (child under 12)

Rain or Shine (umbrella available). Lunchtime between 12:00-13:30 (lunch is not included in this tour).

Everyday in October

Time Place Activity
8:00 Asahikawa Bus Pickup
8:30 Leave for Higashikawa
9:30 Saint Pure Transfer to the bus bound for Asahidake
10:20 Asahidake Arrive at the mountain
10:30 Catch the ropeway to Sugatami Station, Asahidake trekking starts
12:00 Sanroku Eki Catch the ropeway to Sanroku Eki. Free time.
13:00 You will visit the recommended area of the day.
16:00 Bus leaves for Asahikawa
17:00 JR Asahikawa Station Back in Asahikawa

Fish your Sashimi

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Have you ever caught your own lunch? Fish for your meal at the local pond. Fed by Daisetsuzan's limpid stream, this pond is the ideal environment for raising fish, giving them a pleasant texture and delicate flavors. This tour includes a course meal using your freshly caught fish and a ticket to the Sounkyo Hot Spring.

IncludesGuide, Fishpond Entry, Course Meal, Hot Spring Entry, and Insurance fees

Price8,000yen / 4,000yen (child under 12)

Rain or Shine (umbrella available). Lunchtime between 12:00-13:30 (lunch is not included in this tour).

Everyday in October

Time Place Activity
8:00 Asahikawa Bus pickup
8:30 Bus leaves for town of Kamikawa
10:00 Taisetsu Tsuribori Arrival. Fishing at the fishpond starts
11:00 Full-course fish lunch with freshly-caught fish.
12:30 Kamikawa Bus leaves Kamikawa for Sounkyo Hot Springs
13:00 Sounkyo Onsen Hot Spring Enjoy the hot spring.
14:00 Sounkyo Sanroku Eki Bus leaves for Asahikawa
15:30 Asahikawa Back in Asahikawa city center