Adventure Talk: Journey to Hokkaido

Journey to Hokkaido: Discover East Asia’s Outdoor Paradise

Join visiting outdoor enthusiasts Rob and Haidee as they walk us through epic Hokkaido journeys and share tips on human powered adventures.

Looking for inspiration for epic adventures?
Join visiting outdoor enthusiasts for an evening learning about Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. A stone’s throw from Russia’s Siberia region, Hokkaido is arguably East Asia’s mecca for outdoor adventure. Best known globally for its bottomless-powder backcountry skiing, it’s also one of Japan’s most popular destinations for wild alpine tramping, multiday cycle touring, and epic paddling (whitewater, lakes and sea kayaking). In this exclusive 2hr session, Rob and Haidee Thomson will walk us through five iconic human-powered journeys to be had in Hokkaido – by foot, ski, bicycle and paddle. Expect details about must-see locations, DIY travel logistics, flora, fauna, and why Hokkaido should be high on your travel list.
About Rob and Haidee Thomson: Co-founders of, Japan’s largest database of English-language outdoor information. Hokkaido residents for 13 years. Fluent in Japanese, originally from New Zealand. Rob previously cycled from Japan to Switzerland by bicycle, and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest Journey by Skateboard – 12,159km across Europe, USA, and China. Come along to this free event in Oban, and tap into their adventure expertise!

NB: this event is taking place at the OSC clubhouse but is organised by AdventureOban.

For more information please see organisers AdventureOban


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Fri 18th Aug 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm