The Official Hokkaido Adventure Travel Guide

Take a Leave from the City
and Wonder into the Great Nature of Lake Utonai





  • 1 day

  • Min. 10, Max. 20

  • Cycling


  • Canoe

    River Canoe

  • Canoe down the mother river of Lake Utonai – the Bibi River
  • Cycle near Lake Utonai and observe its rich nature
  • Enjoy a delicious local seafood curry for lunch

Central Hokkaido Lake Utonai, Tomakomai City


Canoeing down Bibi River


Canoeing a narrow area


Cycling Guide with the members


Cycling around Lake Utonai


Lake Utonai, located just 1 hour away from the great city of Sapporo, is composed by uncultivated land, wetland and several clear streams, including Bibi River and Yufutsu River. This rich environment lead Lake Utonai to become a habitat for many animals and plants, especially for migratory birds with over 270 types flying in yearly. In 1991, Lake Utonai’s rich environment was recognized and registered on the Ramsar Convention as the 4th place in Japan.

In this tour, enjoy the waterway journey into the Bibi River, the mother river which supplies 80% of Lake Utonai’s water, by canoe. After having a local specialty dish for lunch, hop on

a rental bicycle and explore through the wondrous nature surrounding Lake Utonai.



Met by English Speaking Guide at Sapporo Station. We will board a chartered coach to Bibi River in Tomakomai City. The drive will be about an hour.


We will be met by our canoe guides. When ready, we will canoe down the Bibi

River. As we canoe down the gentle streamflow in the first half of the river, we will enjoy the sounds of the nature, like birds chirping and the murmuring of the river. Towards the latter part of the river, the width of the river gets narrow, so more granular control will be needed. This canoe adventure will be about 2 hours.


Lunch will be at a local restaurant near Lake Utonai.


Our afternoon adventure will be cycling near Lake Utonai. A professional cycling guide will guide us around the area for an hour and a half. Not just Bibi River, but there are more wilderness and  wetlands around Lake  Utonai. In the morning, we learned and experienced the rich nature from the water, so in the afternoon, we will get in touch with the nature from a different perspective – land.


We will arrive back to Sapporo Station around this time.

Tour Operator / Contact

Nippon Travel Agency Hokkaido


5F Nippon Travel Agency Sapporo Bldg., South 1 West 4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0061 Japan

Contact Person

Takahiro Murayama (MR) / Kasumi Katie Yamazaki (MS)


+81 (0)11-208-0182


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We, Nippon Travel Agency Hokkaido (NTA Hokkaido) launched business in 1994, spinning off from “Nippon Travel Agency (NTA)”, the first travel agency in Japan founded in 1905. This spin-off helped us become a specialist in all types of travel in Hokkaido, the largest prefecture of Japan, ranging from Destination Management, Outgoing Tourism, MICE Solutions to Special Interest Tours. We extended our business from the Sapporo office to 8 branch offices within Hokkaido, from Hakodate of southern Hokkaido to Kushiro of eastern Hokkaido. From our 115+ years of experience in the travel market, we are committed to offering travel services of the highest quality, combining our energy and enthusiasm. Our greatest satisfaction comes in serving large numbers of satisfied clients who have experienced the joys and inspiration of travel. If you have any questions or concerns about a trip to Japan, please feel free to contact us. Our mission is to provide the best experience on your next exciting trip to Japan !

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