[Experience] Rice Terraces “Kanjiki” Snowshoe Walking with Tea Time on the snow

Snow nature
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In this experience, you will walk through the snow-covered terraced rice paddies wearing “kanjiki”, traditional snowshoes.

The beautiful terraced rice paddies have been cultivated and passed down from generation to generation since ancient times. In Tokamachi, the rural lifestyle centered on terraced rice paddies is still alive and well. Wearing traditional kanjiki, you will be reminded of the traditional winter life.

Under the guidance of a guide, put on your kanjiki and walk on the snow, becoming a part of such a landscape. The view of the terraced rice paddies in winter, covered with pure white snow, is truly spectacular!

After walking for a while, you will have a special tea time on the snow. Enjoy warm local natural herbal tea and sweets.

Experience the winter pleasures that only a snow country can offer.

tour info Detail


  • Enjoy the snowy scenery of terraced rice paddies
  • Learn about local life under the guidance of a guide
  • Experience tea time on the snow

Meet your guide at the meeting place at 9:15 for the morning plan or at 14:15 for the afternoon plan.

After putting on kanjiki snowshoes, you will walk around the snow covered terraced rice paddies and their surroundings for about an hour. While walking, listen to the guide talk about local life and the role of the terraced rice paddies in the area.

After walking for a while, have tea time on the snow. You will be served warm natural local herbal tea and sweets.

Return to the meeting place around 11:15 for the morning plan and around 16:15 for the afternoon plan to finish the tour.

PeriodJanuary to March *Depends on weather conditions and snow accumulation.
VenueMatsudai station or Kamo Rice Terraces
IncludesGuide fee, Kanjiki rental, tea and snacks, consumption tax, accident insurance
Required EquipmentsWarm clothes (hat, gloves, etc.), warm waterproof footwear
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 (falling down, 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.
6,100yen per person (Incl. tax)

*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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