Travel Hokkaido

Travel Hokkaido

About

Travel Hokkaido specialises in running adventure, study abroad and cultural activity based travel in the north of Japan. We have a variety of travel packages designed with the purpose of creating tribes of like-minded travelers who can enjoy exploring together.

We believe that getting off-the-beaten-track is the best way to truly understand and fall in love with Japanese culture. Our shorter term programs are aimed at exploring Hokkaido's expansive nature and unique communities; whilst our study abroad programs combine Japanese language study with personal development activities.

Founded
2018
Headquarters

Marumi House 2, 2-16, Kita 34, Higashi 8 Chome, Higashi Ward
Sapporo, Hokkaido
007-0834
Japan

Reviews

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Sylvia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Your Travel Hokkaido is still a small company, but every single employee is lovely and hard-working. I felt like customer satisfaction was their first priority at all times.
I got picked up at the airport by the director of the program, who immediately made me feel at ease. She's an extremely sweet person!
The education part of the program was also really good. I had two amazing teachers. 6 weeks is of course not enough time to learn a whole new language, but the teachers try to teach you everything you'll need the most. When they knew where I'd volunteer, they taught me the vocabulary I'd need the most in that specific workplace.
In short, everyone in the company always goes the extra mile.
The program was the perfect balance between learning Japanese, being immersed in Japanese culture and volunteering.
Even though it's based in Sapporo, you get to see all of the highlights of Hokkaido. I even went to the most Eastern and the most northern parts of Hokkaido, which are extremely far from Sapporo.
It was amazing!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would try to go out more in my free time and make more friends to get the most out of the experience.
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Kara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Travelling in Hokkaido can sometimes be intimidating on a whole! Not being able to speak Japanese, trying to figure out confusing or inaccesable transportation, and preparing activities can be frustrating and confusing at times, but Travel Hokkaido saved us from our troubles!

As a backpacker I wanted to travel somewhere 'off the beaten path' and experience rural Hokkaido, and Travel Hokkaido gave me the opportunity to explore Rikubetsu and Abashiri, both being complete Hidden Gems.

The tour was a full two days, filled with fun, learning and lots of laughter, allowing me to explore new cultural and geographic avenues in Japan that you can't find or do anywhere else. The experience consisted of a local farm experience where we picked and learned about local produce, in which we barbecued later that night! We then explored Abashiri and made friends with the local Taiyaki vendor, savouring the delicious treat! The evening was filled with great conversation while barbecuing and eating our hard earned food, and magic when we dabbled with hand held hanabi (fireworks) at night!

The second day we visited the Abashiri Prison Museum, and even though it was raining, the experience was very fun and quite phenomenal. We learned lots on the history of Hokkaido and our Guide aided with the understanding of it's societal links to present day Japan.

And to add to all the benefits, the cost of the tour covered everything from all the yummy meals, transportation, knowledgable guides in both english and japanese, and the beautiful forest lodging we stayed at! Well worth the well priced cost, I felt like I got more than what my money was worth!

The tour all together left me with memories I will always cherish! Thanks so much Peta and Travel Hokkaido!

Kevin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

We joined a paddle-boarding day trip from Sapporo to Niseko - about 2 hours away. We had great weather, good people on the trip, and could enjoy some stunning scenery on the activity! Hokkaido is a great place for outdoor adventures!

All transport, activities and lunch were included, so it was a convenient way to explore Hokkaido, without needing to take public transportation! Paddle-boarding itself is easy to jump into without any prior experience, and really enjoyable to do with a group. Recommended!

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