Hiking & Trekking

With breathtaking views that are definitely worth the hike, a half- or full-day hiking trip will take you on an exhilarating journey across various trails through Niseko's mountain ranges. Our experienced local guide will help you explore the area like a local, explaining the uniqueness of the area, pointing out historic sites, and recounting tales of local folklore.

Our popular hikes which are perfect for beginners include- Shinsen-numa Marsh offers an easy walk on a well-maintained wooden path across scenic marshlands, a good starting point for those interested in a more relaxing, family-friendly stroll. Lake Hangetsu, also known as the half-moon lake, is another charming and perfect introductory hike. Located at the bottom of Mt. Yotei and surrounded by dense forests, spectacular beautiful summer and autumn colours can be seen from around the shore.

Enjoy the beauty of Niseko's landscapes in a relaxed manner while learning about the local flora and fauna unique to each season. If you would like to explore more hiking trails around the area, please do let us know. Our concierge will be happy to help curate your trip.

Important Information
Model Courses
  • Shinsennuma Course - Difficulty ★
    Enjoy a pleasant, scenic walk for the whole family at Shinsen-numa ("numa" meaning marsh). Small and medium ponds are dotted around Shinsen-numa with wooden paths built on the wetland. Take in the magnificent scenery with the beautiful reflections on the water.
  • Lake Hangetsu Course - Difficulty ★
    Lake Hangetsu is a volcanic lake located at the west foot of Mount Yotei and a landmark of Niseko. Get close to nature with large Japanese oak trees, wild plants, and flowers. With some luck, you may even see some wild animals. Walk along the promenade from the parking park down to the lakeshore.
  • Kagaminuma Course - Difficulty ★
    "Kagami" in Japanese means mirror, and with the crystal clear pond water, it's easy to see how the place got its name. The hiking course takes about 45 minutes to climb the 570m to the marsh and is an easy slope on a well-maintained path.

For guests who would like to have more adventurous hiking experience, please consult our concierge team at concierge@setsuniseko.com with your requirements to arrange a tour. Please note that the price will differ from the price listed below.

Dates of Operation 1st June - 31st October 2024
Duration 3.5 hours
Starting Times 09:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement 7 years and above
Price ¥6,800 (13 years and above)
¥4,600 (7 to 12 years)

Other Information

This service is exclusive to Setsu Niseko guests.

Guests under the influence of alcohol and pregnant guests may not participate in the activities.

Cancellation within the specific time frame before booking commencement will incur a cancellation fee as shown below:
Within 3 days: a 50% cancellation fee
The day before or no-show: a 100% cancellation fee
Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking and no-shows.
No cancellation fee will be charged if the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

Accident insurance is automatically included in your tour fees.
- Hospital visits: ¥2,000
- Hospitalisation: ¥3,000
- Death: ¥3,800,000
For extra insurance please seek your own coverage.

NAC operates in all weather conditions. Start and finish times are dependent on weather and tour conditions.

Alcohol intoxicated persons may be denied participation and there will be no refund.

NAC reserves the right to cancel or discontinue a tour if conditions are deemed dangerous.

All tour participants must sign an indemnity consent form. Anyone under 20 years of age will need a parent or guardian to sign the form.

Although guides are there to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe tour, there is always the possibility of an injury outside of the guides’ control. Please understand this and recognise that participating in adventure activities requires you to take some personal responsibility.

What do I need to bring for the hiking & trekking tours?

  • A towel, a hat, drinks, sunglasses, a bug spray
  • Food or drinks as needed
  • Cameras or electric devices at your own responsibility
  • Other valuables: when bringing any valuables, please remember to store them in the lockers provided.

What to wear for the hiking & trekking tours?

  • Make sure you are dressed in comfortable and movable clothing.
  • You may get wet and muddy depending on the course condition.
  • Using a bug spray is recommended during the tour if necessary.
  • Please wear sturdy shoes (hiking or climbing shoes are recommended) and rainwear.