Half-day snowshoe hike in Minakami

Come experience beautiful Minakami with this half-day snowshoe hike suitable for hikers of all levels, with local guide Hiroko.




Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range

Mikuni Mountains

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

You can enjoy the mountains during the winter even if you’re not a winter sports expert!

This snowshoe hike in Minakami with local guide is a great idea to spend some wonderful time in the snow. It is suitable for hikers of all levels. So if you’re looking for an activity that will allow you to discover the mountains during the winter, this tour is for you! Let’s go snowshoeing together!

We will be visiting the best spot in the mountains near Minakami to enjoy a relaxed nature walk. Minakami is located just one hour away from Tokyo so this program is great to spend some time in nature during your vacation in Japan. You can also enjoy great hot springs in this area!

Bring your friends or family along and spend the day reconnecting with nature. You’ll find it hard to believe you’re in the middle of the mountains and still so close to Tokyo.

This is a half-day tour, so we will be spending around 1.5 hours walking. If you’d like a longer program, please check my 1-day snowshoe hiking tour in Minakami.

Sounds like fun? Contact me now and we’ll organize your trip to this gorgeous area!

Price per person

1 Person
49 USD

Group of 2
49 USD

Group of 3
49 USD

Group of 4
49 USD

Group of 5
49 USD

Group of 6
49 USD

Group of 7
49 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal Insurance
 - Rental of snowshoes and poles is not included in the price.


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.



  • Day 1: Snowshoeing in Minakami

    We will have two tours in a day. Tour in the morning will start at 9:00 a.m. and tour in the afternoon will start at 1:00 p.m. Total walking hour is probably about 1.5 hours. I will take you to the best area in Minakami, and the destination will be varied depends on the conditions.


Other details

Skill level required
First time
Fitness level required
Open to everyone
Meeting point
Will be announced after tour registration.
More info

Equipment List

Warm clothes (e.g. fleece, light down, etc.)
Ski boots
Underwear (quick-dry, synthetic fiber is recommended)
Socks (quick-dry, synthetic fiber is recommended)
Cap (beenie, ear-covered knit cap, etc.)
Neck warmer (balaclava, etc.)
Gloves (both comfortable and warm)
Sunglasses or Goggles (UV protection)

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

- Please be aware of that our tour may pose unexpected risks due to natural disasters. - We may decline participation in the tour due to health conditions by the guide's decision.

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 49 USD per person


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