[Experience] Snowshoe trekking & Day camp -Beautiful mountain sceneries for everyone!

Winter Snow Nature
Booking Request

Reservations for 2024 have been closed. The schedule for next year will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.
The “Rice Terraces Snowshoe Walking with Tea Time on the snow” is still being held, so please consider this option as well.

 

Why not try walking with snowshoes?

Not confident of your fitness? Bad at sports? Worried about being in the snow for too long? –No problem, it’s a short tour for everyone!

On a sunny day, you will be mesmerized by Echigo’s mountains and scenery on this short tour.

 

You might also be able to catch glimpses of fox and rabbit tracks, mantis eggs, pupae, etc.

You may even be able to experience natures strength during a blizzard.

The guide will tailor the course based on weather and participants physical conditions so just enjoy the tour worry free!

 

At the end of the tour, you will have a warm drink and sweets with campfire on the snow. 

tour info Detail

Highlights

  • Enjoy snowcapped mountains and scenery on this short tour
  • If lucky, catch glimpses of fox and rabbit tracks
  • The guide will tailor the course based on weather and participants physical conditions
Itinerary

Meet your guide at the meeting point at 9:15am, get ready and depart for snowshoe trekking at around 9:45am.

In the forest, you will observe plant and animal tracks and enjoy the beautiful views of the Echigo-Sanzan mountains and villages.

Our guides will guide you according to your physical fitness and weather conditions, so you can enjoy your time with peace of mind.

After about an hour, the snowshoe trek will end and we will enjoy a day camp with a bonfire on the snow.
Delicious coffee/tea and snacks will be served.

The program will end at 11:15am and the participants will be dismissed.

PeriodEvery Sunday from January to March (may vary depending on the weather)
VenueIn front of Yabukozaki Campground (Please let us know in advance if you wish to pick up from Matsudai Station.)
IncludesGuide, rental snowshoe, rental "Sorel" snow boots (*only for adult size), drink and sweets, insurance
Required EquipmentsSnow clothing, winter hat, globes, sunglasses
Event ConditionsMinimum number of two (2) persons is required to conduct the tour. Tour is subject to weather conditions.
-This tour requires a minimum number of two (2) participants. -Booking deadline is 3 days before tour date. -Cancellation policy:

Cancellation received within six (6) days from departure date will incur a penalty of 30% Cancellation received before departure time on the day of the tour will incur a penalty of 50% Cancellation received after the departure time on the day of the tour will incur a penalty of 100%

-Important notes:

・ If you have any concerns about allergies or dietary restrictions, please contact us in advance.

・ Please refrain from participating if you are not in good physical condition.

・ For accidents (burns, etc.) within the scope of your personal responsibility during the tour, please take full responsibility.

・ The tour may be cancelled depending on the weather. In that case, we will decide on the day before and contact you.

・ If the instructor determines that the guest is unsuitable for participation (due to improper clothing or physical condition) at the time of assembly or during the tour, the tour may be interrupted or the itinerary may be changed before or during the tour. However, refunds will not be accepted in that case.

-About the tour guide:

Local staff will accompany from the meeting place to the finishing point of the tour. All other travel procedures other than mentioned in the above tour schedule/itinerary will be the tour participant’s responsibility.

JPY 6200/person
No Day Camp: JPY 5500/person

*After sending a booking request, we will confirm availability and get back to you.

How To Book

Booking Request

First, send us a booking request to check availability.

Confirming Availability

We will review the request and reply to you.

Completing The Booking

Fill the form we send by email and proceed with payment.

Departure Day

Finally, come to the meeting point to enjoy the tour!

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