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Dohoku Local icon "Winter morning walk".

Head out for a morning walk in Biei to appreciate the full beauty of  Hokkaido's amazing winter. Keep an eye out for wildlife, animal tracks and winter phenomena.

Dohoku Local - Time & Duration
Dohoku Local - Meeting Point

JR Biei Station

Dohoku Local - Seasonality

Dec ~ Mar

09:00~ (2hrs)

The beauty of Hokkaido's winter is in the morning, before the sun's rays have time to warm the snow and ice. Biei is a particularly chilly part of Hokkaido which gives rise to a lot of stunning winter mornings.


You'll meet your Dohoku Local at JR Biei Station in the morning and head out into the hills on foot for a walk of around 2~5km, depending on your stamina. Along the way, you can enjoy the wonderful winter scenery all around you-- animal tracks in the snow, wildlife battling the cold and, if conditions are right, perhaps natural phenomena like rime ice and sun halos.


If your day is flexible and the weather is good, the start time for this walk can be brought forward by 30-60 minutes for a chance to see diamond dust, another beautiful winter phenomena witnessed only on cold, clear mornings.

Price (Per Person)

1 Person: ¥7,500

2 People+: ¥5,000

*Maximum 4 People, Minimum Age 6



  • Hand-Warmers & Other items to help you stay warm!

  • Services of your Dohoku Local


Not Included

  • Transportation (we will walk)

  • Winter clothing*

*Please make sure you have waterproof, insulated top and bottom laters for this tour (e.g. ski pants, ski jacket). We will also be walking for 5km+ on slippery, icy roads so comfortable footwear with proper winter grips are essential.

Terms & Conditions

We know, it's boring.
But if you'd like to join an experience, there are some particulars.
We appreciate your taking the time to read this before booking!

1. The minimum age for this experience is 6 years and above but your child must be happy to walk fairly long distances in the cold. 2. This experience sticks to asphalt roads. We do not enter agricultural fields. Even when covered in snow, they remain provate property. Trespassing despite your Dohoku Local's warnings is grounds to terminate the experience on-site. 3. Bookings are accepted a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Unfortunately we cannot accept bookings later than this. The online system only allows for bookings 3 days in advance, so for bookings sooner than this, please reach out to us via our contact form. 4. Please let us know if you have any health or mobility issues that may affect you on this experience. 5. Aggressive or threatening behaviour towards your Dohoku Local or Biei townspeople will not be tolerated. 6. The participant accepts that they bear responsibility for any accident or injury, except for those caused by negligence or poor behaviour on the part of their Dohoku Local. 7. We reserve the right to cancel the reservation on the spot with no refund given if any of the T&C are breached. 8. Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled by you, the participant, more than 24 hours before the experience. 100% cancellation fee if cancelled within 24 hours of the experience. Unfortunately we do not accept illness or injury as mitigating circumstances. If we have to cancel the experience due to unforeseen circumstances on Dohoku Local's end, a full refund will be given.

So how about it?
Are you ready to go?

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