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Mountain Snowshoeing
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Tokyo
Make tracks to the mountains during the snow season. Surround yourself in the hush and beauty of a Japanese winter wonderland during a full- or half-day snowshoe excursion.
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Breathe in the crisp mountain air, don a pair of snowshoes, and walk over deep powder without sinking. Tour through native beech forests and sprawling glaciers blanketed with pure white snow. Encounter translucent frozen waterfalls and naturally contoured ice sculptures in hidden caves on your journey. Discover picturesque areas otherwise inaccessible during the winter months on this half- or full-day (your choice) getaway from the city.

Inclusions :
  • Pick up service from Jomo Kogen station
  • All necessary equipment
  • Snowshoeing
  • One photo
  • Expert guides
  • Showers and use of facilities
  • Lunch (on full-day option only)

Available:
Daily, except Apr. 1–Dec. 1 (seasonal closure)

Duration:
Half Day: 3 hours
Full Day: 6 hours

Departure time and location:
8:30 AM; from Canyons Minakami Base, pick-up at local train station available

Return time and location:
Half Day: 11:30 AM
Full Day: 2:30
From departure point, drop-off at local train station available

Directions:
To get to Minakami Base from Tokyo:
Via train: Take the Joetsu Shinkansen (bullet train) to Jomo Kogen Station (approx. 1 1/2 hours)
Via car: Get on the Kanetsu Expressway going toward Niigata. Take the Minakami Interchange Exit and follow the posted signs (approx. 2 1/2 hours depending on traffic)

Note:
Children younger than 8 years old are not allowed to participate on this tour. Snow boots are available to rent for an additional charge.

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact Canyons at least 24 hours prior to your preferred tour date to ensure your reservation and arrange pick-up from the train station (if desired). Upon arrival, present your voucher(s) and ID in exchange for service.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.