Yatsugatake, Japan, 2 Day Guided Snowshoe Tour

Join JMGA certified mountain guide Satoshi on a 2 day snow shoe, touring adventure in Yatsugatake, a truly beautiful area in the Nagano Prefecture in Japan.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Yatsugatake Mountain Range

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Between the Nagano Prefecture and the Yamanashi Prefecture lies Yatsugatake. This beautiful volcanic mountain range is an amazing place to visit, explore and admire. And on this 2 day adventure, I will lead you through it on an amazing snowshoe tour.

    There are numerous legends and a sense of wonder and magic that comes with Yatsugatake. And it is that reputation that only heightens the experience of visiting this amazing place.

    Our journey will begin at either the Matsumoto highway exit, or Matsumoto station. From there, we will drive for approximately one hour to the area where we will start exploring. After that, we will spend the evening in the Onsen Inn. Inside the inn, you will get to relax and admire the surroundings. You will also get to enjoy the comfort of a hot spring!

    The next day, we will make our way through the Tsuboniwa Natural park. This giant park is a gorgeous area, full of wonderful scenery and landscape. It is the perfect place to take a snowshoe tour through. Following the park, we will use the North Yatsugatake ropeway to go around the Nanatsuike. Finally, if weather conditions are on our side, we will climb up Kitayokodake (2,480m). This climb, like the rest of the trip, will not be very difficult. Thus no participants on this trip need to be mountaineering experts. Instead, all you need to be is eager and excited to explore the gorgeous Yatsugatake area.

    The Yatsugatake area of Japan is a beautiful, special place. And I would like to guide you through it on this 2 day snowshoe touring adventure. please send me a request if you would like to join me.

    I also offer another snowshoe tour through the famous Shigakogen highlands in Nagano.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    56400 JPY

    Group of 2
    28200 JPY

    Group of 3
    18800 JPY

    Group of 4
    18800 JPY

    Group of 5
    18800 JPY


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     The price does not include transportation fee to the meeting place. The price does not include gear rental fee (optional), which is JPN 1,000. The price does not include ropeway/lift fee which is approximately JPN 1,900/round trip. The price does not include Accommodation for the night. The price does not include the Onsen fee, which is approximately JPN 600/per person.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Matsumoto highway exit, or Matsumoto station.


    The Onsen Inn.

    More info

    Participants should bring with them the following items: compass, headlight with spare batteries, emergency blanket or zeltsack, rain gear with waterproof-breathable fabric, personal medicine and warm clothes.


    About the Guide


    I was born in 1971 in Tokyo. My parents used to bring me to the mountains in my childhood, and when I was big enough for a high school, I started to go to the mountains myself and continued since then.

    I have been guiding in the Japanese mountains full time since 2005, and I guide all year around. I love to share my time and take my clients up to summits of classic mountains to less known beautiful mountains, as long as it is in Japan!

    Personally, I'm a keen rock climber, sawanobori practitioner (climbing up streams and waterfalls), and particularly passionate about mountains on islands. I actually love the nature in general, and love the sea as much as I love the mountains.

    I am a fully certified guide with JMGA (Japan Mountain Guide Association) Hiking Level 2 qualification, as well as am a Nagano Prefecture's Official Mountain Guide - meaning that I know my the history, fauna and flora of local mountains very well.
    I am not fluent in English but I communicate with some English mixed with body language!

    Contact me and join me on the trips I recommend in Japan!!

    FROM 18800 JPYper person


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