Minakami Snowshoe Tour
January 5th 2017 start
The ultimate day of nature trekking. Enjoy spectacular mountain views and a delicious fully catered outdoor picnic lunch. Each course can be customized to include more nature interpretation for those that just want to relax or more adventure for the adrenaline junkies! The adventure snowshoe includes a series of giant slides down some pretty knarly terrain!
Anyone can taste such scenery.
Anyone can simplify it without an exercise.
Everyone can experience this beautiful world as long as you snowshoe.
Taste the fluffy snow, please feel a pleasant feeling difficult to express by words!
It is pleasant for the footprint of the animal to find it.
Sliding,make a dive...
Let's go for Snow experience!
January 5 - March 31
We will take you to the best condition of the day.
Also a big welcome for the first time in person.
Price 6000 JPY
【Full day tour】
- January 7(Sat)/January 14(Sat)/February 11(Sat)/March 19(Sun)
The course is Ichinokura or Ohyu cave.
Price 9500 JPY
- Some days are already filled with reservations. Please confirm the availability beforehand and make a booking.
|Time required||Half day tour : 4 hours
Full day tour : 7-8 hours
|Meeting||8:30 am at CANYONS MINAKAMI BASE
45 Yubiso Minakami-machi Tone-gun Gunma Japan :Tel 0278-72-2811
|Pick up service||Available（Booking required）
◆Free Shuttle from closest station
JRJoetsu Line「Minakami Station 8:20
◆Free shuttle service from all local accommodation is available.
※Please let us know if you require a pick up when you make your booking.
|Includes||Guide fee, necessary equipment (snowshoes and poles), insurance,Tour photo&HD movie data|
Rental gear :Snow wear, Snow boots
|Conditions||Half day 8 yrs or older / Full day 13 yrs or older|
|Minimum number of people||2 people|
Where to go?
Mt.Tanigawa,Ichino Kurasawa view course
This course is recommended on a fine weather day. We will go along the Yubiso River while doing nature observations and sliding.
Ohyu cave Mysterious Ice Bamboos shoot Course
Usually, the ice pillar (icicle) hanging down from the top, but ice growing from the bottom in the Cave? It is! This is called ice-bamboo shoot. It is a mysterious sight rarely seen. While strolling in the forest aim for this great cave.
What to bring/About cancellation
|Personal Effects||Canyons provide the snowshoes and poles.
What to bring: ski/snowboard clothing, gloves, sunglasses/goggles, hat, drink, snowboots [Rental available]
Heat keeping thermal innerwear(synthetics are preferable）,towel,change of clothes
See equipment page for more details
|Rental||◆Snowshoe boots rental ￥500
◆Backpack rental - available if required
|Cancellation||■Cancellations made by customers (Includes decreasing of booked numbers)
15 - 7 days before: 20% 6-2 days before: 30% day before:50% on the day:100%
|Caution||If you have been drinking alcohol you are unable to take part in a tour.
Furthermore in the event that you are unable to take part due to alcohol
consumption, you will still be liable for full cancellation charges.
If you are pregnant you are unable to take part in a tour.
|Tour Start||Meeting at Canyons Base in Minakami
Meet at the Adventure Centre in Minakami and head in to Reception to sign in. Snowshoeing is relatively safe but is still an outdoor sport so we get you to fill out a tour participation form for insurance purposes. It is also a good chance to settle up the tour fee.
|Ready to go?||A quick crash course on how to walk in snow shoes….
Once the gear is all sorted it is off to the start point. Get used to the snowshoes and the poles as the guide explains the best way to use them.
|Explore a winter wonderland||Refresh yourself in nature's beauty
Into the snow covered world we go...
Snowshoeing doesn't require any high level skills so you'll soon be skipping through the snow.
There is loads of fun to be had.
The feeling of soft, fresh snow is truly amazing.
Stunning natural sights and things that you can only see in the wilderness during winter.
Sliders - were you expecting high thrill and speedy descents? Great fun.
Winter in the mountains offers breathtaking scenery at every turn.
|The finish||Back to base after an enjoyable tour.
Thanks for coming and we are sure you enjoyed it. Hand back the equipment, change and warm up before heading out for a relaxing soak in one of the many local onsen.