On this Adventure school trip, discover Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands. It boasts large tracts of unspoiled natural landscape, typified by sprawling forests, rugged mountains and majestic rivers and waterfalls. Here’s our Adventure school trip at a glance:
- Day 1 in Sapporo: arcades, batting cages
- Day 2: canyoning, soba noodle making class
- Day 3 in Asahikawa: hike Mount Asahidake
- Day 4: Chubetsu River white-water rafting, Asahikawa zoo
- Day 5 in Noboribetsu: horse riding, cycling, basketball, balloon archery, Edo-period town, ninja show
- Day 6 in Hakodate: Mount Usu ropeway
Like what you see? Discover the adventure you could take your students on in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are completely customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 student and 2 free teachers.
**Please note that this itinerary is only available between March and October.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Explore Sapporo
Step off the plane, meet your Adventure Leader and transfer to your accommodation. Explore Hokkaido’s capital, Sapporo, and visit local arcades.
Try your hand at Japan’s favourite sport – baseball – at the batting cages.
Day 2: Cooking and Canyoning
Head to a river outside the city for an exhilarating day of canyoning! You’ll be climbing, abseiling and jumping – but don’t worry, all our activities are fully risk assessed.
After an active day, relax as you learn how to make soba noodles, one of Japan’s most famous dishes.
Day 3: Hiking in the Hills
Transfer to Asahikawa. Once you’ve arrived, hike the magnificent Mount Asahidake, the tallest mountain in Hokkaido, and witness breath-taking views of Daisetsuzan National Park.
Day 4: Rafting and Wildlife
Spend a thrilling morning white-water rafting down the Chubetsu River.
Meet the adorable residents of the famous Asahikawa zoo.
Day 5: Horseback Riding and Ninjas
Transfer to Noboribetsu, an area famous for its natural hot springs. Spend the day at a horse park and choose from a range of activities including horse riding, cycling, basketball and balloon archery.
Then, head to Hakodate. On the way, stop off at a reproduction of an Edo-period town and watch an action-packed ninja show.
Day 6: Mount Usu
Take the ropeway to the top of Mount Usu and marvel at the stunning views across Lake Toya.
Relax and watch the sunset over Hakodate.
Day 7: Homeward Bound!
Take a private coach from Hakodate to Sapporo. It might be home time, but it’s not over – reflect on your magical trip on the flight home.
Engage with the natural environment and develop teamwork skills through participation in adventure activities.
Discover traditional Hokkaido culture and learn about the indigenous Ainu people.
Contribute to the IB CAS or Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (this itinerary can be adjusted to suit the criteria for the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award).
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