Enjoy the Greenery

Rusutsu is surrounded by a lush natural environment. Take the time to explore the surroundings and enjoy nature in Hokkaido. There is always something exciting to see no matter the season.

Nature Tour

The National Park surrounding Mt. Yotei is a treasure of Hokkaido and full of special places to visit let an experienced local guide show you the way. We can help you plan your course to see the highlights according to the season. Trek around the forests near Mt. Yotei or on Nakashima Island in Lake Toya. The tour can be customised to suit your preferences.

=Trekking around Mt. Yotei=
[Season] Early May – Late October, 2018
[Duration] 90 - 120 min
[Time]
(1) 9:00 am - 12:00 am
(2) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Location] Mt. Yotei Nature Park
[Price] *Price includes tax.
(age 8+) JPY 5,400
[Language Support] Japanese & English

=Trekking on Nakashima island in Lake Toya=
[Season] Early May – Late October, 2018
[Duration] 90 - 120 min
[Time]
(1) 8:15 am - 12:00 am
(2) 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Location] Nakashima Island in Lake Toya
[Price] *Price includes tax.
Adult JPY 5,400
Child(age 6-11) JPY 3,780
[Language Support] Japanese & English

[Notes]

  • Please wear suitable clothing when participating in any activity as you may get dirty, waterproof clothing and footwear is recommended.
  • Tours are generally not affected by rain; however activities are subject to cancellation in poor weather conditions.
  • It is recommended to bring insect repellent during the summer months for protection against mosquitoes and gnats.

Horseback Riding

Form a partnership with your horse and ride along natural trails as you take in the beautiful surroundings from horseback. Beginners can join all courses.

[Season] Late April – Late October, 2018
[Location] Inside Rusutsu Resort (except for Lake Hill Riding Course at Lake Toya)
[Prices] *Price includes tax.
(1) Hand-Led Course: JPY 1,080 (approximately 5 min)
(2) Family Course (age 4+): JPY 4,320 (approximately 25 min)
(3) Standard Course (age 8+): JPY 4,320 (approximately 30 min)
(4) Long Course (age 12+): JPY 8,640 (approximately 60 min)
(5) Lake Hill Riding, Toya (age 12+): JPY 10,800 (approximately 90 min)

[Closed]

  • Programs (1) - (4): Every Friday (Except August, 2018)
  • Program (5): Every Tuesday (Not available in August, 2018)

[Language Support] Japanese & English
[Notes]

  • Participants of program (2) and (5) are required 2 or more. Program (2) is for a child age 4 - 7 with a guardian age 13+.
  • Please wear suitable clothing when participating in any activity as you may get dirty, waterproof clothing and footwear is recommended (no skirts).
  • Please bring durable low-heeled, closed footwear.
  • Courses and closing day may be changed due to weather and other conditions.
  • Horses are living creatures, so please follow the guide’s instructions and be cautious when handling them.
  • The tour is covered by our collaborating company’s accident insurance (fee included in our price).

Mountain Bike Tour

Rusutsu and the surrounding area is a cyclist’s paradise! Winding trails snake through the countryside and take you to beautiful locations with spectacular views. Long and open roads reach far into the distance and beckon you to discover what lies at the end. Whether you enjoy riding off-road or on, Rusutsu has cycling that will appeal to everyone!

A. Mt. Yotei Touring Course
A 20-kilometer route from the resort to Fukidashi Park, home of one of the most famous natural springs in Hokkaido.

[Season] Early May – Mid October, 2018
[Duration] 120 min
[Participants] 2 or more
[Time]
(1) 9:00 am - 12:00 am
(2) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
[Location] Rusutsu Resort - Fukidashi Park
[Price]  *Price includes tax.
(age 12+) JPY 5,400 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English

B. Dynamic Course
The fun challenge of a mix of downhill and uphill from Rusutsu Resort area to Lake Toya give this 25-kilometer route a harder edge.

[Season] Early May – Mid October, 2018
[Duration] 150 min
[Participants] 2 or more
[Time]
(1) 9:00 am - 12:00 am
(2) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
[Location] Rusutsu Resort – Lake Toya
[Price] *Price includes tax.
  (age 15+) JPY 5,400 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English


[Notes]

  • Price includes mountain bike and helmet rental (support vehicle provided).
  • Please wear suitable clothing when participating in any activity as you may get dirty, waterproof clothing and footwear is recommended. Comfortable clothing suitable for sports that fit tight around the ankles is recommended.
  • Programs are subject to change or cancellation due to weather or route conditions.
  • Please follow the guide’s instructions and be responsible for your own safety.
  • Some routes include public roads, normal road use and traffic laws apply.
  • Participants must be 130 cm or taller. Please inform us of the rider’s height beforehand.
  • All participants must sign an assumption of risk and waiver of liability form prior to participation in the tour. Persons under the age of 18 years will also require a parent or guardian to sign.

Mountain Biking

Enjoy cycling around Rusutsu with a guide.

[Season] Early June – Late September, 2018
[Duration] 90 min
[Time]
(1) 6:30 am (6:20am at The Westin Rusutsu Resort) - 8:00 am *Early June - Mid September only.
(2) 8:45 am - 10:15 am
(3) 11:00 am - 12:30 am
(4) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Price] *Price includes tax.
(age 6+) JPY 3,240 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English
[Notes]

  • Price includes mountain bike rental.
  • Please wear suitable clothing when participating in any activity as you may get dirty, waterproof clothing and footwear is recommended. Comfortable clothing suitable for sports that fit tight around the ankles is recommended.
  • Programs are subject to change or cancellation due to weather or route conditions.
  • Please follow the guide’s instructions and be responsible for your own safety.
  • Some routes include public roads, normal road use and traffic laws apply.
  • Please inform us of the rider’s height beforehand. Children’s MTB is also available (limited number).
  • Participants must be 130 cm or taller. Please inform us of the rider’s height beforehand.
  • All participants must sign an assumption of risk and waiver of liability form prior to participation in the tour. Persons under the age of 18 years will also require a parent or guardian to sign.

Mountain Bike Rental

Hire one of Rusutsu’s premium mountain bikes and get out and explore the area on a bike. It is a great way to get around and have a lot of fun on the trails.

 

[Season] Early May – Mid October, 2018
[Prices] *Price includes tax.
60 min: JPY 1,080 / 180 min: JPY 2,160 / 1 day: JPY 3,240
[Rental Station] Information Counter at Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention or Service Express Counter at The Westin Rusutsu Resort.

[Notes]

  • Bikes must be returned by 5:00 pm.
  • Riding in the resort is not permitted.
  • The cost of repair for any damage to bicycles or equipment during use shall be billed to the user.
  • Participants are required to sign a consent form. While riding on a rental bike, please be responsible for you own safety.
  • A limited number of kid’s bikes are also available. (Height 130cm+)

Orienteering

Take up the fun challenge of orienteering and use a map and compass to find your way around Rusutsu! Navigate towards checkpoints and plot your route to your destination. You can race against time to be the quickest or do it at your leisure and appreciate the scenery.

*Orienteering is an activity where you use the map and compass to follow the route with checkpoints as fast as possible.

A. Fitness Course
Walk around the ski slopes with our instructor, and learn the basic skills to read maps and directions.
[Season] Early June – Late October, 2018
[Duration] 120 min
[Time] (1) 9:00 am -11:00 am  (2) 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Location] in and around Rusutsu Resort area
[Price] *Price includes tax. 
 JPY 2,160 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English

B. Trial Course
If you feel like a challenge try this longer course with a little aid from the accompanying instructor.
[Season] Early June – Late October, 2018
[Duration] 180 min
[Time] (1) 9:00 am - 12:00 am  (2) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Location] in and around Rusutsu Resort area
[Price] *Price includes tax.
JPY 3,240 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English

C. Short Experience Course
After an initial briefing, go out in the field and try it for yourself to experience the fun.[Season] Early June – Late October, 2018
[Duration] approximately 15 min
[Time] (1) 9:00 am  (2) 1:30 pm
[Participants] 1 or more
[Location] in and around Rusutsu Resort area
[Prices] *Price includes tax.
JPY 1,080 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English

[Notes for all courses]

  • Please wear suitable clothing when participating in any activity as you may get dirty, waterproof clothing and footwear is recommended.
  • Tours are generally not affected by rain; however activities are subject to cancellation in poor weather conditions.

Activity Notes

  • Activity is available upon reservation only. Please make your booking at the Activity Desk by 5:00 pm the day before.
  • Bookings are subject to condition of collaborating companies, instructor or guide.
  • All prices include sales tax.
  • Some programs are held in conjunction with outdoor specialist subcontractors in Niseko or other areas.
  • Activity programs will be changed or cancelled if the instructor or guide deems the conditions to be dangerous.
  • Some programs are covered by the subcontractors’ insurance (fee included in our price). These insurance policies have a narrow scope of coverage, and any damages or injuries caused by the participant’s negligence are not insured. It is therefore highly recommended that you purchase your own insurance coverage, please consider which type of insurance best covers you for the activities you will partake in.
  • All participants must sign an assumption of risk and waiver of liability form prior to participating in a tour. Persons under the age of 18 years will also require a parent or guardian to sign.
  • Primary and secondary school students are recommended to join our programs accompanied by their guardians.
  • Generally, non-participants or visitors to activity programs are not accepted.
  • Please be aware that some activities are conducted in natural surroundings, it is always important to follow the guide’s instructions and be responsible for your own safety.
  • Please wear suitable clothing when participating in any activity as you may get dirty. Confirm any details when making a reservation.
  • Guests are not allowed to attend any activity programs if they have consumed any alcohol. So please refrain from drinking alcohol prior to participation in the program.
  • Cancellation fees will be charged at 50% a day before and 100% for same day cancellation.

For Inquiry or Reservation

Please feel free to contact us for any inquiry and reservation regarding activities!!
Your email inquiry will be handled at the earliest opportunity. For urgent cases, please contact the hotel directly.

Rusutsu Resort Activity Desk
Phone: +81-136-46-3332 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
E-mail: activity@rusutsu.co.jp

=Contact Form=
Please specify information below in the Message section!
Check-in Date & Check-out Date
Hotel Name you will stay (Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention or The Westin Rusutsu Resort)
Gender of a representative person (Male or Female)
Age of children (if children included in your party)

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Note for Drone Operations

This notice applies to all parties interested in operating drones on Rusutsu Resort property/within and around the resort area.

Please note drone operations are NOT permitted in/around the Rusutsu Resort Area. Regarding press/media parties, pre-approved permission from the resort management is required for all drone operations.

Thank you for your understanding.