Multi-Day Trips

Bird Watching Tour Around Sacred Lake Utonai

Join a bird watching tour with commentary around Lake Utonai, the most famous bird watching spot in Hokkaido. This lake is a sacred spot for wild birds.


5 hours


December to April


Tomakomai, Hokkaido

Group size

1 to 5 persons




15,000 - 30,000 JPY


永谷 有基 Yuki Nagaya

永谷 有基 Yuki Nagaya

Hokkaido Outdoor Guide, Guide Office Pika Representative


We will guide you to recommended spots for bird watching in the winter forest around Lake Utonai. This tour is for bird watching beginners. We will give you a lecture on how to use binoculars, how to look for birds, and how to take good photographs. We then will guide you to the spots where various birds visit according to the season. This tour is recommended for those who would like to start bird watching or for those who would like to observe birds in different spots once in a while.

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Move to the trailhead: After registration at the meeting place, transfer by guided vehicle to the observation spot. (120 min) After arriving at the spot, we will give a lecture on how to use binoculars. After the preparations, we will begin the tour. (120分) Bird watching starts. (120 min) After the tour, we will return you to Chitose Station or Sapporo Station. (120min.)


Age range: 7~70 years old


Clothes: ・Ski wear or winter mountain outerwear (top and bottom) *Rental available ・Warm clothing such as a hat, gloves, scarf, etc. ・Waterproof shoes What to bring: ・Backpack (about 20 liters) ・Energy food ・About 500 ml of drinking water ・Binoculars


We are not equipped with a store, but if you have any questions about our facilities or nearby accommodations, please contact us.

Access info

The meeting place is either of the following: ・Sapporo Station North Exit (in front of Family Mart) or pick-up from accommodations near the station (within 1.5km). ・Meet at Chitose Station or pick up from accommodations near the station (within 1.5 km). ・Meet at the site. Free parking is available for cars.

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Nearest station

Sapporo Station, Chitose Station

Meeting place

In front of Family Mart at Sapporo Station North Exit

If you come by car

Approximately 120 minutes from central Sapporo to the observation spot