The Official Hokkaido Adventure Travel Guide

Daisetsuzan National Park Autumn Forest Walk & Cable Car Ride





  • 1 day

  • Min. 6, Max.16

  • Walking


  • A view of breathtaking autumn colors views from a ropeway
  • Hike a trail on the 7th station at an altitude of 1,510m of Mt. Kurodake
  • Interesting talk about unique wildlife from an experienced mountain guide

Daisetsuzan National Park


Outdoor terrace


View from a ropeway


Taking a chair lift


Forest walk


Daisetsuzan National Park preserves the Daisetsuzan mountain range, which has long been loved by mountaineers. This mountainous area is home to an abundance of alpine plants and wildlife, such as the brown bear, the deer and the rare Japanese Pika, which is said to have been alive at the time of the last ice age.

By using a ropeway and chair lift, we are able to visit the forest limit area, the 7th station of Mt. Kurodake. A refreshing nature walk is available around the area while observing the traces of wildlife and ecosystem.


Your tour operator  will pick you up at a hotel in Sapporo in the morning (8:00 am), and start the 3-hour-drive to Souunkyo, Daisetsuzan National Park. Some short stops at highway rest areas After meeting your mountain guide and a short visit to a local nature center, you will take a ropeway over the breathtaking autumn forest to the 5th station of Mt. Kurodake.

Taking a chair lift to the 7th station of Mt. Kurodake at 1,510m above sea level, we will start the guided hike. Your guide will talk about the unique and diverse nature throughout the approximate 2-km long hike in the area of the forest limits. You can enjoy “forest bathing” (shinrin-yoku) as well. We will return to the lower ropeway station by taking a chair lift and another ropeway.

A bus will be waiting for you at the mount foot ropeway station at around 3:00 pm, to take you to Sapporo with a stop for a short rest at a highway rest area.

Sample schedule

8:00 am – Pick up at a hotel in Sapporo City

11:00 am – Arrive at Sounkyo Visitor Center and meeting your mountain guide 12:00 am – Take a ropeway to the 5th station of Mt. Kurodake

12:15 am -1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – Take a chair lift to the 7th station of Mt. Kurodake / Hike with the nature guide 3:00 pm – Leave for Sapporo  6:00pm- Return to Sapporo City


Sample menu

Sandwiches: Sandwiches with local roast pork and vegetables

Seasonal green salad with a sauce containing sake lees made in a local sake brewery Original coffee roasted at a local facility sake

Tour Operator / Contact

Daisetsuzan Tours


605 Chuo-cho, Kamikawa, Hokkaido 078-1741 Japan

Official web site

~Aiming for the establishment of sustainable tourism in Hokkaido~

We are a local travel agency located at the foot of the Daisetsuzan mountain range, where you can experience the wonderful nature of Hokkaido. Based around the rich nature of Daisetsuzan National Park and a historic hot spring village, we aim to establish eco-friendly, high-quality and sustainable stay-type tourism and are providing events and activities such as mountain climbing and trekking. Our mission is to create a town that is “good to live and good to visit” by coexisting with this beautiful nature. We are really looking forward to having you here in Daisetsuzan!

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