Satoyama Snow

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🄬Forest Therapy Snowshoe Walk
  • The end of Dec. ~ May (depending on snow conditions )
  • ① 8,800yen     ② 15,000yen
  • 【Forest therapy in winter】 Is Winter forest therapy possible? It most certainly is!  You can experience the he...
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Therapy Yoga ~ Lake Hokuryu
  • April - October
  • ①2h (10am~12pm) : 3,300 yen  ②3h (9am~12pm):6,600yen ③ 5h(9am~2pm):15,000yen
  • Title:Forest Therapy Walk & Yoga at Heart shaped lake ” Hokuryu” Price :① 3,300yen ②6,600yen ...
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Iiyama SATOYAMA One-day Experience
  • Mid. May. 2022 ~ End. Oct. 2022
  • 8,500yen / person 4,300yen / under 12 yrs old
  • SATOYAMA experience! The Satoyama is the mountain and the forest which are located near the village and well-b...
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Snowshoeing adventures ~ Nozawa Onsen / Lake Hokuryu
  • End of Dec 2022 to End of Mar 2023
  • 2 hours: 13,000yen 1 or 2 persons + 6,500yen/person extra Half day: 18,000yen 1 or 2 persons + 9,000yen/person extra Private bookings, timing flexible - 20% discount for 5 or more!
  • Get away from it all and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Walking atop deep snow, experience the clea...
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Snowshoe hiking private guide in Shiga Kogen【New applications will be temporarily suspended】
  • 9 Jan. 2022 ~ 28 Mar. 2022
  • For 2 hours : 13,000yen (※3,000yen per hour after 2 hours)For 5 hours : 22,000yen 
  • 【As of January 27th, Nagano Prefecture has become a priority area for the prevention of the spread of the new ...
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That Snow Country feeling

The days of unending snow continue. Young people, tired out from shoveling the snow, begin to complain to one of the elders of the village. The old man quietly speaks: “In all the years since I was born, there hasn’t been a year when spring didn’t come.”

Along the backroads of the Shin’etsu Shizenkyo region, walls of snow two meters high and taller line the roads—this is one of the snowiest inhabited places anywhere in the world. In the deepest places, more than six meters of snow will fall; for half of the year, the world is covered in snow.

Long ago, there was a winter where so much snow covered the land that it was impossible to later raise crops. There is a unique, living culture here, born in a land where wisdom and special skills were needed to survive. When the snow kept on falling, people just continued digging, keeping their homes from being buried and eagerly awaiting the thaws of spring.

Today the lifestyle is changing, with many now working in the fields in summer and the ski areas in winter, but the local cuisine, handed down from generation to generation, is one thing that carries on unchanged.

It’s a different world when you head into Snow Country’s forests in the winter on snowshoes. It’s not just a winter activity, but a way to sense the culture, history, natural wonders and lifestyle of the region.

The Guidance of your safety to enjoy activities in nature.

There is a lot of danger that you have to pay attention during enjoying activities in the mountains, rivers, lakes and ponds etc.
Have the knowledge and experience, and be ready for any situation.
We would reccomend you to have guides who are specialized in the feild or paticipate tours.
It is necessary to keep to its field regulations, rules and manners.

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