Shiga Kogen Nature Conservation Center

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Shiga Kogen Snowshoe Hiking in 2019

(Saturday, January 5, 2018 - Sunday, March 31, 2019)

Guide Association located in Shiga Kogen Nature Conservation Center offers guided trekking tours in summer and guided snowshoe tours in winter.

We also provide a private guide upon customer's request. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you to organized hiking trails and let you discover new aspects of Shiga Kogen.



Trail01

Mt. Asahi trail

Snowshoeing from Hasuike to Mt. Asahi
Enjoy the view of mountains in Shiga Kogen and the five peaks of the northern Shinshu from the summit of Mt. Asahi

Available
Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays
(Jan. 5, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2019)
Start Time
9:00 am
End Time
2:00 pm
Meeting location
Shiga Kogen Sougoukaikan 98
Ending location
Shiga Kogen Sougoukaikan 98
Price
Adult - 4,500 yen per person
Child (12 or under) - 3,500 yen per person
Tour includes
Rentals (snowshoes & poles) and insurance
Please bring your own waterproof winter boots.
Min. number of guests
1
Tour route
Shiga Kogen Sougoukaikan 98→Biwaike pond→Mt. Asahi→Ichinuma pond→Sunvalley bus stop (bus ride)→Shiga Kogen Sougoukaikan 98

Trail02

Nagaike pond trail

A short and beginner-friendly snowshoe trail along the Nagaike pond surrounded by tall conifers

Available
Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays
(Jan. 5, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2019)
Start Time
9:00 am
End Time
12:30 pm
Meeting location
Shiga Kogen Sougoukaikan 98
Ending location
Shiga Kogen Sougoukaikan 98
Price
Adult - 4,000 yen per person
Child (12 or under) - 3,000 yen per person
Tour includes
Rentals (snowshoes & poles) and insurance
Please bring your own waterproof winter boots.
Min. number of guests
1
Tour route
Shiga Kogen Sougoukaikan 98 (car or bus ride)→Shinshu university nature educational garden→Nagaike pond→Shishu university nature educational garden (car or bus ride)→Shiga Kogen Sougoukaikan 98

Trail03

Private guide

You can also hire a private guide for your request.

Available
Jan. 5, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2019
Price
・ 2 hours (between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm)
12,000 yen per guide (guide fee and insurance fee)
*An additional fee of 3,000 yen per 1 hour will be charged.
・ 5 hours (between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm)
20,000 yen per guide
(guide fee and insurance fee)
■ Number of guests : Up to 5 people per one guide
■ Please book at least two weeks before snowshoe day.
■Snowshoes & poles can be rented for 1,000 yen but the supply is limited.
■Please bring your own waterproof winter boots.
Tour route
■ Your guide will choose the route depending on your physical strength and your time available.

Trail04

Mt. Higashidate trail with panoramic view

Enjoy coffee break at the restaurant on the top of the mountain after snowshoeing

Available
Jan. 12, 19, 26, 2019
Start Time
10:00 am
End Time
2:30 pm
Meeting location
Hoppo onsen bus stop
Ending location
Hoppo onsen bus stop
Price
Adult - 7,500 yen per person
Child (12 or under) - 6,500 yen per person
Tour includes
Lunch, rentals (snowshoes & poles) and insurance
Please bring your own waterproof winter boots.
Min. number of guests
1

Trail05

Mt. Yokote snow monster trail

Exciting to see big snow monsters on Mt Yokote!

Available
Feb. 2, 9, 10, 11, 16, 23, 2019
Start Time
10:00 am
End Time
2:00 pm
Meeting location
Mt. Yokoteyama No.1 lift bus stop
Ending location
Mt. Yokoteyama No.1 lift bus stop
Price
Adult - 7,500 yen per person
Child (12 or under) - 6,500 yen per person
Tour includes
Lunch, rentals (snowshoes & poles) and insurance
Please bring your own waterproof winter boots.
Min. number of guests
1

Trail06

Trail on a large snow field of Mt. Yakebitai

A large snow field with stunning panoramic views at a height of 2,000 m above sea level

Available
Mar. 2, 9, 16, 2019
Start Time
10:30 am
End Time
2:00 pm
Meeting location
Mt. Yakebitai No.1 gondla bus stop
Ending location
Mt. Yakebitai No.1 gondla bus stop
Price
Adult - 7,500 yen per person
Child (12 or under) - 6,500 yen per person
Tour includes
Lunch, rentals (snowshoes & poles) and insurance
Please bring your own waterproof winter boots.
Min. number of guests
1

Things to bring

Winter jacket, snow pants, backpack, water, lunch and winter footwear

2019 Shiga Kogen Snowshoe brochure (jpn)

Click below to download 2019 Shiga Kogen Snowshoe brochure (jpn)

Cancellation fee

Mt. Asahi trail
3 days to 1 day prior to the date of the tour: Adult 1,500 yen/Child 1,000 yen
On the date of the tour: Adult 2,500 yen/Child 2,000 yen
Mt. Nagaike trail
3 days to 1 day prior to the date of the tour: Adult 1,500 yen/Child 1,000 yen
On the date of the tour: Adult 2,000 yen/Child 1,500 yen
Monthly special
3 days to 1 day prior to the date of the tour: Adult 2,500 yen/Child 2,000 yen
On the date of the tour: Adult 4,000 yen/Child 3,500 yen
Private guide
7 days to 1 day prior to the date of the tour: 30% of your total amount
On the date of the tour: 50% of your total amount

*No cancellation fee will be charged in the event that tour is cancelled by guide association due to bad weather, etc.

Inquiry

  • ・Please book by 4:00 pm the day before you wish to join the snowshoe tour.
  • ・Please give us a call two weeks before the day you wish to hire a private guide.
  • ・Booking can be made at your accommodation in Shiga Kogen.
  • ・Book online. Enter "Shiga Kogen Guide Association" into a search box for more information.
  • ・Please give us your name, address and age for insurance purposes.
  • ・Booking may not be accepted when the number of participants reach the limit.

Guide trekking tour is available in summer.