• Mt. Tokachidake  - © Walk Japan Media
  • Mt. Tokachidake - © Walk Japan Media
  • Mt. Tokachidake - © Walk Japan Media

Key information: Tokachi-Dake

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating83
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating83

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Day walk
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,077m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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Mt. Tokachidake - © Walk Japan Media


Daisetsu-zan NP is vast and gorgeous and Japan's largest wilderness: a huge variety of landscape includes some of Hokkaido's highest peaks, as well as other volcanoes, high empty mountains, plateaux, virgin forests, lakes and wetlands.


The famous volcano Tokachi-dake in the south is a superb day walk, offering outstanding views and extraordinary volcanic landscapes.

Our friends and partners Walk Japan offer a Hokkaido Hike, which explores Daisetsu-zan National Park, and climbs Tokachi-dake.

This is a demanding walk in remote mountains, with uncertain weather. Come fully prepared. Beware bears in some areas, check out the position.


A section in Lonely Planet's Trekking in Japan gives good practicalities. And a chapter in the charming Trekking in Japan: an Adventurer?s Guide to the Mountain Trails by Paul Hunt.


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For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Daisetsu-zan and Hokkaido pages.


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