1-day Oze National Park hiking tour, in Japan

Join Hiroko Takatsuki, a local experienced guide, on this 1-day Oze National Park hiking tour. And enjoy the colors of Japan's forests and flowers at their best!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

This 1-day Oze National Park hiking tour is the perfect opportunity to admire Japan’s most beautiful trees and flowers at their best!

Oze National Park is located at 200 kms northwest of Tokyo. An open grassland surrounded by Mount Shinbutsu (2228 m) and Mount Hiuchigatake (2,356m), it’s one of the most amazing hidden treasures in Japan.

Indeed, its natural scenery changes from spring to fall, showcasing an incredible range of nature colors. During spring and early summer, you will get to enjoy beautiful mizubasho white flowers. By the end of summer and early fall, the Japanese yellow lily (nikko-kosuge) takes over. The fall, however, is the perfect time to enjoy the incredible red of Japanese maples, pines and other trees.

So, I’ll take you all around this amazing park and I’ll show you the perfect spots for pictures. Since there are different paths to walk, like Oze Marshland, Ayame Daira and Oze-numa, you’ll get to decide where to go. Trust me: it will be an unforgettable experience! 

Please note that this tour is only offered between end of May and beginning of October. The road to the national park is blocked in other periods.

So please contact me to make this 1-day Oze National Park hiking tour  happen. And please specify any requests you may have so I can make the proper arrangements in advance.

And if you’d like to check out some of my other programs, please take a look at my 1-day snowshoe hike in Minakami


Price per person per day

 
1 Person
76 USD

Group of 2
76 USD

Group of 3
76 USD

Group of 4
76 USD

Group of 5
76 USD

Group of 6
76 USD

Group of 7
76 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Personal Insurance
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
First time
Fitness level required
Open to everyone
Meeting point
We will meet at 6:30 a.m. at your guest house or 7:30 at the toadside station of Shirasawa.
Accommodation

People who participate in this tour can stay the previous night at our partner guest house for JPY 1,000.

More info

In case I'm busy on the dates you request this trip, a JMGA mountain guide colleague will be able to guide you instead.

Disclaimer
- Please be aware of that our tour might pose unexpected risks due to natural disasters.
 

About the Guide

 
 

I am a JMGA mountain guide based in Minakami in Gumma prefecture in Japan, home to Mount Tanigawa in the Tanigawa Mountain Range. It is one of the top 100 famous mountains in Japan and is my favourite mountain full of potentials in rock climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and trekking. I also run a lodging service there for the convenience of clients, which I started in response to the requests by my clients in 2011.

My specialty ranges from climbing / mountaineering, trekking (hiking and snow shoeing), Sawanobori (climbing up through waterfalls), backcountry skiing / ski touring, pack rafting and canyoning.

Having been a member of Exploration Club whilst at University in Kyoto, my first guiding certification was in river rafting, where my passion lay at the time, and my main guiding activities now are mostly in the mountains.
With “explore deeper and have fun” as mottos, I put together outdoor adventure itineraries for each season of the year, so that more people can feel and enjoy the power and kindness of the nature.

I would love to share the unique, beautiful and exploratory experience you can get in Minakami with you, let it be in the mountains or in the waters!

I have the following certificates: JMGA Climbing Guide Stage Level 2, Oze Nature Guide, Oze Climbing Guide and WMA Wilderness First Responder.

When I'm unavailable to guide, my trusted colleagues with JMGA certifications will be able to guide you!

 
 
FROM 76 USD per person per day
 

 

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