Shiga Kogen Nature Conservation Center

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Shiga Kogen Guide Trekking in 2018

(Saturday, June 6, 2018 - Sunday, October 28, 2018)

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

Shijuhachiike wetland & Onumaike pond trail

Enjoy cobalt blue Onumaike pond and Shijuhachiike wetland with various flowers

Trail length
9.6 km
Difference in elevation:
Approx. 360 m
Available
Jun. 1 2018-Oct. 28 2018

Except for Tuesday and Wednesday from Jun. 9 to Jul.11 and from Aug. 27 to Oct. 21

Start Time
9:00am
End Time
2:30pm
Meeting location
Maeyama lift
Ending location
Entrance of Onumaike pond
Price
Adult - 4,500 yen per person, Child (12 or under) - 3,500 yen per person
Tour includes
Lunch and insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Tour route
Maeyama lift → Maeyama marsh → Shibuike pond → Shijuhachiike pond → Onumaike pond → Entrance of Onumaike pond

Book online

Please book by 4:00pm two days before you wish to join the tour.

Trail02

Shizen Tansho trail

Emerald green luminous moss shines and view of flowers varies depending on scattered marshes

Trail length
4.1 km
Difference in elevation:
Approx. 160 m
Available
Jun. 1-Jul. 16, Aug. 4-Oct. 28
Start Time
10:30am
End Time
1:00pm
Meeting location
Kidoike pond bus stop
Ending location
Hasuike pond
Price
Adult - 4,000 yen per person, Child (12 or under) - 3,500 yen per person
Tour includes
insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Tour route
Kido-ike pond → Tanohara Marsh → primeval forest → Cotton grass field → Hasuike pond

Trail03

Touge no sanjusan kannon trail

Old and historical trail used as a trade route

Trail length
5.6 km
Difference in elevation:
Approx. 640 m
Available
Jun. 1-Jul. 16 Aug. 4-Oct. 28 2018
Start Time
9:30am
End Time
12:30pm
Meeting location
Sunvalley bus stop
Ending location
Kanbayashi Onsen
Price
Adult - 4,000 yen per person, Child (12 or under) - 3,500 yen per person
A book for red ink stamps is for sale for 1200 yen.
Tour includes
insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Tour route
Sunvalley → 33 kannon → Ichinuma pond → Kutsuuchi meisui koen park → Kanbayashi no.1 kannon

Trail04

Makuiwa & Shizen tansho trail

Mystical prependicular stiff called "Makuiwa"

Trail length
3.4 km
Difference in elevation:
Approx. 240 m
Available
Jun. 1-Jul. 7, Aug. 4- Oct. 28
Start Time
10:20am
End Time
1:00pm
Meeting location
Kidoike pond bus stop
Ending location
Sunvalley bus stop
Price
Adult - 4,000 yen per person, Child (12 or under) - 3,500 yen per person
Tour includes
insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Tour route
Kidoike pond → Tanohara marsh → Makuiwa valley → Sunvalley (plan)

This tour is not available for the time being because the trail is under construction.Thank you for your understanding.

Trail05

Easy trekking trail

We welcome walk-in visitors! Please feel free to visit us.

Available
Jun. 1 2018-Oct. 28 2018
Start Time
(1) 9:30am (2) 1:30pm
End Time
(1) 11:30pm
(2) 3:30pm
Meeting location
(1) Shigakogen guide association
(2) Shigakogen guide association
Ending location
(1) Shigakogen guide association
(2) Shigakogen guide association
Price
Adult/Child - 2,500 yen per person
Tour includes
insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Tour route
We will take you to the recommended spot around Shigakogen guide association.

Trail06

Mt. Shigayama trail

Visit the core area where primeval trees have been preserved.

Trail length
6.5 km
Difference in elevation:
Approx. 350 m
Available
Jun. 9-Jun. 24, Oct. 6-Oct. 14

Except for Tuesday and Wednesday from Jun. 9 to Jun. 24 and from Oct. 6 to Oct. 14

Start Time
10:30am
End Time
3:30pm
Meeting location
Maeyama lift
Ending location
Maeyama lift
Price
Adult/Child- 7,000 yen per person
Tour includes
lunch and insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Max. number of guests
10
Tour route
Maeyama lift → Shibuike pond → Mt. Shigayama → Mt. Urashigayama → Shijuhachiike marsh → Maeyama lift

Book online

Please book by 4:00pm two days before you wish to join the tour.

Trail07

Mt. Yakebitaiyama trail

Enjoy blooming alpine plants after waking through the forest of maries fir.

Trail length
7.0 km
Difference in elevation:
Approx. 500 m
Available
Sep. 15-23, Oct. 6-14
Start Time
9:30am
End Time
2:00pm
Meeting location
Prince hotel west bldg. bus stop
Ending location
Okushigakogen bus stop
Price
Adult/Child- 7,000 yen per person
Tour includes
lunch and insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Max. number of guests
10
Tour route
Prince hotel west bldg. bus stop → Chigoike pond → Okushigakogen

Book online

Please book by 4:00pm two days before you wish to join the tour.

Trail08

Mt. Iwasugeyama trail

Walk along the rigde line and experience 360-degree panoramic view

Trail length
12.5 km
Difference in elevation:
Approx. 720 m
Available
Aug. 11-19, Oct. 6,7,8,13,14
Start Time
8:30am
End Time
4:00pm
Meeting location
Hoppo-onsen bus stop
Ending location
Entrance of Mt. Iwasuge trail
Price
Adult/Child- 10,000 yen per person
Tour includes
lunch and insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Max. number of guests
10
Tour route
Hoppo-onsen bus stop → Go to the top of Mt.Higashidate by Gondola → Top of Mt. iwasugeyama → Climb down the mountain

Book online

Please book by 4:00pm two days before you wish to join the tour.

Trail09

Mt. Akashiyama trail

Mt. Akaishiyama is the best view point for Onumaike pond

Trail length
10.5 km
Difference in elevation:
Approx. 550 m
Available
Aug. 11-19
Start Time
9:30am
End Time
3:30pm
Meeting location
Hoppo-onsen bus stop
Ending location
Onumaike pond entrance bus stop
Price
Adult/Child- 10,000 yen per person
Tour includes
lunch and insurance
Min. number of guests
1
Max. number of guests
10
Tour route
Hoppo-onsen bus stop → Go to the top of Mt.Higashidateyama by Gondola → Top of Mt. Akaishiyama → Climb down the mountain

Book online

Please book by 4:00pm two days before you wish to join the tour.

Private guide

Our exprienced guide will take you to your preferred trail.

Available
Jun. 1 2018-Oct. 29 2018
Price
Price per guide
 12,000 yen for 2 hours
 13,000 yen for 3 hours
 14,000 yen for 4 hours
 15,000 yen for 5 hours

*Please contacut us for tour duration not mentioned above.
Time
Your desired time between 10:00am-3:00pmYour desired time between 10:00am-3:00pm

* Please book one week before the day you wish to hire a private guide.
Tour includes
insurance
Min. number of guests
Up to 5 people per one guide

Nature Craft

Available
Open everyday from 10am to 4pm
Place
Hasuike 98 Hall
Price
500 yen per person

Maruike boat house

Available
Jun. 30 2018-Jul. 16 2018, Aug. 4 2018-Aug. 4 2018 (plan)
Price
Boat- start at 800 yen for 30 min.
Craft- 500 yen per person
Fishing- start at 500 yen

*The house will be closed due to the weather.
Time
Open from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Things to bring

●Hat ●Trekking glove ●Windcheater ●Hiking boots or shoes ●Backpack ●Water, trail chow, mat, first aid kit, rain jacket/pants, garbage bag and bear bell, etc. ●Long-sleeved shirt and long pants

2018 Shiga Kogen trekking brochure

Click below to download 2018 Shiga Kogen trekking brochure

Cancellation policy

Shijuhachiike wetland & Onumaike trail, Shizen tansho trail, Touge no sanjusan kannon trail and Makuiwa & Shizen tansho trail
If you cancel on the day of tour, 50% of cancellation fee will be charged.
Mt. Shigayama trail, Mt. Yakebitaiyama trail, Mt. Iwasugeyama trail and Mt. Akaishiyama trail
There will be a cancellation fee within 3 days.
1 day prior to the date of tour: 30%, On the date of tour: 50%
Private guide
There will be a cancellation fee within 7 days prior to the date of tour.
1 day prior to the date of tour: 30%, On the date of tour: 50%

*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 4:00pm two days before you wish to join the tour.
  • Please give us a call 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.

Guide snowshoe hiking tour is available in winter.