Moss Canyon Hiking 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 or before the exciting hike, enjoy relax time at the lake shore of Lake Shikotsu with superb views!
Visit and learn about Shikotsu Toya National Park at visitor center, located in the hot spring town. Explore the lakeside to see majestic scenery of volcano maintains.   

 Total duration

⏰  8 hours (Approx.)

Price from 

¥28,000 per person (based on 2 participants)
*Price varies by group size.  Please contact us for exact quotes. 


ーDeparture from your hotel.

ーNature walk at 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. No sandals

【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!