English speaking guide (licensed) for mountain amd sightseeing tours in Nagano, JAPAN. Naoko Ito will guide you around the Japanese Alps and more.

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snowflake Recommended Winter 1 Day Guided Tours (in Nagano pref.) snowflake
Let's enjoy beautiful mountains and nature even in winter!!
snowflake : required physical strength
Utsukushigahara
Winter Hike in "Utsukushigahara" snowflake snowflake snowflake
Let's hike up 500m elevation and enjoy wonderful mountain views at the 2000m-high Utsukushigahara plateau. * The trail is covered in snow in the winter
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: Sanjiro
  • Meeting time: upon request
  • Necessary time: 6 hours
  • Price: 32000 yen (guide fee + expense)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee
  • Clothing and gears
Togakushi
Winter Ascetic Hike in "Togakushi" snowflake snowflake snowflake
Togakushi is a place of mountain worship. Let's visit Togakushi shrines in the snow like ascetic trainers and pilgrim once did. * The trail is covered in snow in the winter
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: "Togakushi Chusha" bus stop
  • Meeting time: upon request
  • Necessary time: 6 hours
  • Price: 36000 yen (guide fee + expense)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee and 1600yen / person for snowshoes
  • Clothing and gears
Kamikochi
Winter Nature Hike in "Kamikochi" snowflake snowflake snowflake
Kamikochi is a place of natural scenic beauty. The valley is a part of National Park and encircled by 2-3000m Japanese Alps. *The trail is covered in snow in the winter.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: "Nakanoyu" bus stop
  • Meeting time: upon request
  • Necessary time: 6 hours
  • Price: 34000 yen (guide fee + expense)
  • The places to eat in Kamikochi are closed for the winter. So you need to bring lunch box
  • Clothing and gears
Norikura-highland
Winter Highland Hike in "Norikura" snowflake snowflake snowflake
Let's explore Norikura kogen highland. Watching a frozen fall, lying down on frozen ponds, walking through snowy forest and finding animal foot prints. *The trail is covered in snow in the winter.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: "Norikura Kogen Tourist Information Center" bus stop
  • Meeting time: upon request
  • Necessary time: 6 hours
  • Price: 32500 yen (guide fee + expense)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee and 1600yen / person for snowshoes
  • Clothing and gears
Tsumago
Winter Time Travel in "Kisoji" snowflake snowflake snowflake
Kisoji is a part of Nakasendo trail. Let's visit postal towns still look as it used to and hike between them as people in the old days did. *The trail is covered in snow in the winter.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: JR Yabuhara station/JR Narai station
  • Meeting time: upon request
  • Necessary time: 6 hours
  • Price: 32500 yen (guide fee + expense)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee
  • Clothing and gears
Daio Wasabi Farm
Scenic "Azumino" Winter Bike & Hike snowflake snowflake snowflake
Let's go leisurely biking and hiking in the area of rustic charm called Azumino. Enjoying a superb view of Japanese Alps, tasting wasabi and finding pure streams and Dososhin deities of the roadsides.
  • Tour date: upon request
  • Meeting/finishing place: JR Hotaka station
  • Meeting time: upon request
  • Necessary time: 6 hours
  • Price: 33500 yen (guide fee + expense)
  • Additionally, you need lunch fee and around 2000yen / person for a rental bicycle

Clothing and gears:
  • Dress in layers:
    • Waterproof boots and warm socks
    • Outer: water/wind proof layer
    • Mid: insulating layer like a fleece jacket
    • Bottom: quick-drying breathable shirt or thermal layer
    • Hat and gloves
  • Traction aids and gears:
    • Hiking traction devices
    • Snowshoes
    • Trekking poles
    • Gaiters
    • Headlamp

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