Hokkaido is known for skiing and wintersports, but plenty of climbing and hiking opportunities exist, and crags are never crowded. Sport, trad, and bouldering can all be found here. The season is generally from May to October, depending on the area. For beta, check out Volume 1 of 日本１００岩場, 100 Crags of Japan. Available at Shuugakuso in Sapporo and Asahikawa, which stores should be your first stop on any outdoor adventure.
Fly into Shin-Chitose airport or take a train. Base yourself out of Sapporo or Asahikawa.
Weather station 25.3 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
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Tai Chi V2 5+ Asia
: ... : Ryouzanbaku Boulder
A short and somewhat traverse-y problem. Start at the large jug to the left of the central crack. Climb up and to the left to a crack that goes up and, uh, to the left. Follow pockets along this crack to the jug and top-out at the upper left of the boulder. You can toprope off of a tree on top of the boulder, but it isn't really necessary....[more] Browse More Classics in International