Tag: hokkaido

HIKING IN HOKKAIDO – DAY 15


Heading home…. Today our holiday officially came to an end. We’re heading home tonight and, as always when holidays end, it’s bitter sweet. Sweet in terms of remebering the experiences we’ve had, the things we’ve seen, and the people we’ve met; but bitter in that it’s all over! […]

HIKING IN HOKKAIDO – DAY 11


Welcome to Japan’s last pristine wilderness Welcome to Shiretoko Penninsula, blog fans. The word “shiretoko” is derived form an Ainu word “siretok“, meaning “end of the Earth“, which seems very appropriate for one of the most isolated regions in Japan. We thought we’d seen the wildest, remotest parts of Hokkaido […]

HIKING IN HOKKAIDO – DAY 9


Daisetsuzan = Great Snowy Mountains Today we went trekking through Daisetsuzan National Park, Japan’s largest national park. This rocky, volcanic region lies at the heart of Hokkaido and is one of the last untouched wildernesses in Japan. It’s wild, rugged and incredibly beautiful – as we found out […]