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Shiga Kogen Snowshoe Tour in 2018

(Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018)

The Guide Association located at the 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.



COURSE01

Mt. Asahi trail

Snowshoeing from Hasuike to Mt. Asahi
Enjoy the view of mountains in Shiga Kogen and the Northern Japan Alpes from the summit of Mt. Asahi

Available
Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays
(Jan. 6, 2018 - Mar. 25, 2018)
Start Time
9:30 am
End Time
2:30 pm
Meeting location
98 Hall
Ending location
98 Hall
Price
Adult - 4,500 yen per person,
Child (12 or under) - 3,500 yen per person
Tour includes
Rentals(snowshoes & poles) and insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Tour route
98 Hall→Biwaike→Mt. Asahi→Ichinuma→Sunvalley bus stop (bus ride)→98 Hall

COURSE02

Nagaike trail

This is a short and beginner-friendly snowshoe trail. The trail is along the Nagaike surrounded by tall conifers.

Available
Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays
(Jan. 6, 2018 - Mar. 25, 2018)
Start Time
9:30 am
End Time
1:30 pm
Meeting location
98 Hall
Ending location
98 Hall
Price
4,000 yen per person,
Child (12 or under) - 3,000 yen per person
Tour includes
Rentals(snowshoes & poles) and insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Tour route
98 Hall (car or bus ride)→Shinshu university nature educational garden→Nagaike→Shishu university nature educational garden (car or bus ride)→98 Hall

COURSE03

Private guide

You can also hire a private guide for your request.

Available
Jan. 6, 2018 - Mar. 25, 2018
Price
・ 2 hours (between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm)
12,000 yen per guide
*An additional fee of 3,000 yen/1 hour will be charged.
(guide fee plus insurance fee)

・ 5 hours (between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm)
20,000 yen per guide
(guide fee plus insurance fee)
Note
■ 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.
Tour route
■ Your guide will choose the route depending on your physical strength and your time available.

COURSE04

Mt. Higashidate trail with panoramic view

Enjoy a cup of coffe at the restaurant on the top of the mountain after snowshoeing.

Available
Jan. 13, 20, 27, 2018
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
Min. number of guests
1

COURSE05

Mt. Yokote snow monster trail

Come and see snow monsters on Mt. Yokote!

Available
Feb. 3, 10, 11, 12, 17, 24, 2018
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
Min. number of guests
1

COURSE06

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. 3, 10, 17, 2018
Start Time
10:30 am
End Time
2:00 pm
Meeting location
Mt. Yakebitai No.2 gondola bus stop
Ending location
Mt. Yakebitai No.2 gondola 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
Min. number of guests
1

Things to bring

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

2018 Shiga Kogen snowshoe hiking brochure

Click below to download 2018 Shiga Kogen snowshoe hiking brochure

Inquiry

  • ・ Please book by 4:00 pm the day before you wish to join the snowshoe tour.
  • ・ Please book two weeks before the day you wish to hire a private guide.
  • ・ 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 will be closed when the number of participants reach the limit.
  • ・ The schedule may change due to weather conditions, etc.

Guided trekking tour is available in summer.