Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec
6:30am - 7:30am at a lodge in Minakami
I can provide pick up / drop off service if you decide to stay at a nearby Onsen towns of Takaragawa onsen and/or Houshi onsen
A basic lodging (dormitory style / private room) can be arranged at a discount
For Beginner tours, cost is from JPY 10,000 per person
For Intermediate tours, cost is from JPY 12,000 per person
For Advanced tours, cost is from JPY 13,000 per person
- Skis (with touring binding or non-touring binding)
- Skins (for touring skis)
- Snowshoes (for non-touring skis)
- Avalanche safety gears (beacon, probe, shovel)
- Ski crampons
- Gloves (and thinner gloves for hike up)
- Appropriate clothing
Rentals are available for some of the items so please get in touch!
In case I'm busy on the dates you request this trip, a JMGA mountain guide colleague will be able to guide you instead.
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!
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