Dog sledding tour! (Half-day)

  • Program
    Half-day Adult (ages 13 and up):
    Half-day Child (ages 3-12):
    7,000 yen

    Half day (single participant):
    11,000 yen
    time period
    Dec.24,2018 - Mar.9,2019
    Half-day: Approx. 2.5 hours
    Language Japanese,English

Enjoy dog sledding along 2 km woodland paths by snowmobile's lead. accompanied by an attendant on snowmobile ! First-timers are welcome!

Dog sledding is said that the most romantic and the hardest vehicle in the world. It's like a vehicle for slow life which reminds us that we are a part of the great nature. When you run with dogs and feel the wind on your cheeks, you will realize the feeling of unity with the dogs. Even you don't really like dogs, you will be a good friend of them at the end of the tour.
Your guide will tell you how to handle the sleds and dogs at the begining. So please do not worry even if you have never tried dog sledding before.
  • Pay attention to the dogs' movements. Push the sled and hop onto it. Move forward together with the dogs. Do not be shy, shout encouragement to yourself and the dogs .

  • Running endlessly through the white forest covered by snow. There are you, the dogs and mother nature only.

  • Let's reward good team work each other after the tour!

Program details
Program Dog sledding tour! (Half-day)
Program fee

Half-day Adult (ages 13 and up):9,000 yen
Half-day Children (ages 3-12):7,000 yen
half day course (for single participant):11,000 yen

Available time period

2018-12-24 - 2019-03-09

Required time ●Half-day: total time approx. 2.5 hours
① 9:00-11:30
② 13:00-15:30
Requirements for participation Please note that due to the wilderness setting, there is an age limitation that applies to children.
* Half day: 3 and up
* Full day: 11 and up (over 120cm tall)
* Minimum 2, maximum 4 participants
* For those who are nervous around dogs but who want to join the tour, please consult us.
*We also can accommodate the physically handicapped. Please ask us for more details.
Things to bring / required items * Jacket/trousers (ski wear), gloves, winter cap, warm winter boots (available free upon request. Please ask at the time of booking)
- Due to below-freezing temperatures, we recommend wearing a sweater, long pants, thick socks, etc.
* We also recommend that you bring sunglasses or goggles.
* Extra winter wear is available free of charge upon request. Please ask us at the time of booking.
*If you are traveling and find it difficult to bring heavy duty winter wear, or you might need some extra warmth, we have extra winter wear (size &style may vary) that is available upon request. Feel free to ask us at the time of booking.
Included in this fee Guide fee, equipment rental fee, outdoor insurance fee, taxes
Meeting location Donkoro Yagai Gakko (Dontoro Outdoor School) - reception desk of blockhouse training building
Address of meeting location Ochiai 1074,Minamifurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido

From Sapporo:
2 hours drive: Take Hokkaido East Expressway(Dotoh)→Tomamu IC
→Route 136 towards Ochiai→Donkoro 

1 hour and 40 minutes by JR Express train from JR Sapporo station→ JR Tomamu( pick up is available upon request at JR Tomamu station)

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Pick Up Service * Pick up and drop off available from JR Tomamu Station (Sekishou-sen-line) or Ochiai Station (Nemurohon-sen-line) upon request.
Payment method Please pay by cash (yen only) on site.
Language Japanese,English


* Please inform us immediately regarding any changes or cancellations.

* This is an outdoor activity. Please understand that in the event of a drastic weather change, this event may need to be cancelled or rescheduled.

* In case of an accident, please understand that we can not compensate beyond our insurance coverage.

* Please follow the guide's instructions at all times.


Cancellation fee:
100% of the program fee (on the same day) 
50% (on the previous day)

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Operator Information
  • President
    MEGURO, Yoshishige

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  • Profile

    In 1987 I established Ochiai (Minami Furano) with the aim to become an outdoor activities personal trainer. I would like to show everyone how much fun Hokkaido's great nature is in all seasons!
    [We are accredited to the Hokkaido Outdoor Guiding Association]


    Come to try our dog sledding! Handling dogs needs energy as much as running for dogs. Feel it onsite.

    Company information

    Company:NPO Donkoro Outdoor School
    Address:1074 OchiaiMinamifurano-cho, Sorachi-gun Hokkaido

Customer Reviews
End of Nov
Date & time:2017/8/15 18:53
Contributor:Hokkaido Reply: 3

great time had on our dog sled tour
Date & time:2013/1/10 14:18
Contributor:andrew crompton Reply: 0