Posted by: hokkaidopowderguides | February 2, 2014

Rishiri Island Trip

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We just spent 5 days skiing an island volcano out in the Sea of Japan. With us were largely a Canadian crew of Chris, Grant, Norm and Mary, Joshua and Emilie, Jeffrey and Nick as the two Aussies.

We set sail from the northern tip of Hokkaido and while we had some clearance on the journey, the mountain did not reveal herself unfortunately.

Mt Rishiri is an extinct volcano and number one on the list of the ‘Hyakumeizan’ or Japan’s Hundred most Famous Mountains.

Each day we used sleds for the approach and climbed and skied various sides of the mountain, finishing in hot thermal springs and enjoying the beautifully fresh seafood of the island in the evening.

It was a fantastic trip and one that we hope to be offering more regularly in the future.


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