Yatsugatake Mountain Range
Jan, Feb, Mar
Independently travel from Tokyo, Osaka or Nagoya to Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort. We will then ride the ropeway to the upper station. Hike to Mt. Kitayoko with traditional Japanese snowshoes. Accommodation in a hut.
Hike from the hut to Mt. Shimagare or Amaike pond. We will enjoy great views of the Yatsugatake Mountains and Northern Alps. Then we will return by ropeway and disperse, as the trip has concluded.
Please arrange your transit to the Nagano region independently, as this is quite easy to do by car or train from major cities. Your guide can help.
Your guide will arrange for accommodation but please note that it is not included in the cost.
Wear a warm jacket appropriate for the altitude of the mountain or the season, choose quick-dry materials to retain body heat. Avoid cotton underwear and undershirts. Wear nonrestrictive, stretchy pants; Pack extra clothes, for you get may wet in bad weather; Pack your warm or extra clothes in a waterproof bag or a plastic bag to keep them dry.
I love nature. I love cycling, hiking and climbing.
I have worked in Canada, joined the MTB race in Africa, and traveled to Central America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Everywhere, I've tried to see as much nature as possible. Nature is so different in every country and I find that immensely moving.
I believe that Japanese mountains are one of those places that you must visit at least once. Since Japan consists of small mountainous islands, you can experience many different landscapes almost at once - cities, small villages, flat lands with beautiful rice fields (rice is the foundation of Japanese culture), lush forests, green mountains and rocky mountains.
Nagano is the most mountainous prefecture in Japan and best place to see nature and go hiking and biking. That is why I now live in Nagano, helping world travelers enjoy the nature and culture of Japan.
Come visit Japan and have special experience in Nagano with us.
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