Japan Guided Backcountry-Tokachidake Private Guiding

A good day out in Tokachidake

Backcountry skiing in the Diasetsuzan National Park, or the 'Playground of the Gods'

Tokachidake is located at the southern end of Daisetsuzan National Park, an area famous for the backcountry skiing and the abundance of thermal hot-springs. The indigenous people of Hokkaido referred to this area as ‘Kamui Mintara,’ or the ‘Playground of the Gods.’


The Daisetsuzan Range is composed of the highest peaks in Hokkaido that average 2,000 meters elevation with alpine and tree skiing. There are vertical descents of 800 vertical meters of alpine and open tree skiing.


High precipitation amounts and low humidity levels produce some of the lightest and most dependable powder in the world. The southern end of the national park averages between 3-4 meters snowpack each season.


Stay in one of the hot spring hotel accommodations at 1,300 meters in the national park. Rooms are traditional Japanese style with tatami flooring and futon bedding. Enjoy bathing in the thermal hot springs of the hotel and the traditional Japanese food.