Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
-During weekends & holidays the price is 20.000 JPY higher.
-Insurance is not included in the price. It costs 1000 JPY per person.
- I will not be in Japan to guide this from end of April to August in 2017.
- Equipment: good mountain shoes, normal hiking equipment, walking pole. Food and drink: you should take over 2L of water, it's better to have 700ml thermos.
- It might be possible for me to pick you up at your hotel in Tokyo in the middle of the night, for an additional price of 20000 JPY (max 4 people), so if you would like this then please enquire.
- It might also be possible for me to offer you to stay at my house in Saitama (40 min train ride from Ikebukuro). You can arrive one day before the night of the beginning of the trip. The additional price for this is 4000 JPY per person (max 4 people). On the back way, I 'll send you to Kawaguchiko bus or train station (near Mt. Fuji). Please enquire if you'd be interested in this.
If you want to travel light then I could rent you gears such as crampons (if the size works out), axes at JPY 1,000 per item and touring ski package (ski, tourable bindings, skins) at JPY 4,000 per day, but for this kind of activity, you would need to bring your own appropriate clothing and own mountaineering / ski boots.
I am an IFMGA mountain guide, also certified by the JMGA, born in Slovenia. Slovenia is known as one of the major sporting countries in the world - I used to compete at the Olympics representing Slovenia in Cross-country Skiing. After I left Slovenia, I travelled all over the world and ended up in Japan, where I have now lived for more than 20 years, mainly because I love the beautiful Japanese mountains too much, and I feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains through the entire four seasons.
I am based at the foot of the Japan Alps, in Nagano Prefecture. In the winter, we go climbing or skiing around Mt. Fuji or Yatsugatake and in the summer, we can enjoy shower-climbing or canoeing. It is my absolute pleasure to also take you and guide you in my home country in Slovenia.
In addition to guiding the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers. This is because I want everyone to enjoy Japanese mountains safely.
I am the first non-Japanese mountain guide registered with the Japan Mountain Guide Association. Please contact me if you would love to have great experiences in the mountains in all seasons with me!
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