Moss Canyon Hiking and Canoeing in Lake Shikotsu National Park

Driving 90 minutes from Sapporo, part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Lake Shikotsu is a caldera lake surrounded by picturesque volcanoes, located in south of the city of Sapporo, known for its crystal clear water and beautiful view of the mountains, and popular for fishing, boating, canoeing, diving, bird watching, cycling, remains unfrozen even throughout Hokkaido's harsh winter.

Located 3 kilometers away from lake shore, Moss Canyon (Kokeno kairo) is one of the popular sightseeing spots around Lake Shikotsu. The 5 meters high, 200 meters long canyon was formed by the lave erupted from Mt. Tarumae and eroded over tens of thousands years. The canyon is covered with beautiful mosses look like a genuine carpet.
A nice hiking course for both beginners and intermediates.

After the exciting hike, enjoy Canoe with superb views!
 In Shikotsuko of Hokkaido, it is Canoe experience plan that can be leisurely cruising while admiring the majestic scenery riding a boat. High transparency of the lake, you can see the "columnar joints (Nakajo providence)" in the lake, even from the top of the boat. The columnar joints, in the dent, such as the cliff made in volcanic activity, to those seen under the surface of the water rather than ground, is one of the attractions of this plan.
The experienced guide gives you instructions, so beginners can take off relatively easily.

*You can choose SUP experience instead of canoeing, but the fee will be additional 1,000 yen per person.

 Total duration

⏰  9 hours (Approx.)

Price from 

¥21,000 per person
*Price varies by group size.  Please contact us for exact quotes. 


ーDeparture from your hotel.

ーCanoe or SUP in Lake Shikotsu
ーLunch at local restaurant
ーMoss Canyon Hike



・English speaking local guide

・Guided hike 

・Downtown Sapporo Hotel pick-up and drop-off

・Private transportation in 4wd minivan

・Entry/Admission fee
・Tea and sweets

・All taxes




・Optional Tours



・All seasons


【What to bring   

・Clothes that are comfortable to move around in.(the cloth dries fast.) A change of clothes

【Optional Tours】

・Hot spring


 Additional Information

  • Transportation between Sapporo - Chitose is available. 
  • Trips can be modified to match your preferences and travel needs.
  • Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions!