Activities - Arts & Crafts

'Kanjiki' Snow Shoes Making Workshop & Hike
Otari Village Hall : 小谷村役場

Make a Bit of Nagano’s Deep Snow Heritage: Kanjiki Traditional Snow Shoes.

Matsumoto/Northern Alps


Description

Learn how to make 'kanjiki' (traditional Japanese snow shoes) in the tiny, deep-snow country village of Otari. This is a "winter survival technique", Japan-style.


Recommendation

Otari Village is deep snow country. People living here have traditionally gotten around in the winter by wearing 'kanjiki' -- Japan's traditional version of snow shoes. The village's Tourism Association offers kanjiki-making workshops where a village craftsman shares his knowledge of how to make them. Visitors can experience making their own pair of kanjiki to take with them. Optional kanjiki (snow shoe) hiking tours also available.


Details

  •  40
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  •  20 people
Hours :
Program starts at 9:00 and finishes at 11:50. 
Date(s) :
Programs offered Weekends in Feb.and Mar. (verification required) 
Cost / Price of Admission :
5,000 
Time Required :
2.5 hours 
Reservations :
Required(Required via telephone, fax or e-mail. Contact with your name, telephone number, address, requested date.) 
# of Participants :
5-20  
Foreign Languages :
English 
Luggage Storage :
Not Available 

Notes

Instruction in Japanese.


Contact

tel : +81(0)261-82-2233 小谷村観光連盟   fax : +81(0)261-82-2242   Official site


Access/Location

By Train
From Minami Otari Station(JR Oito Line), 5 min. on foot
By Car
From Nagano IC, go west 16.8km on Route 19 to Route 148 (Olympic Toll Tunnel). Proceed 24.6km to Route 148 and turn right. Go north 17.7km to Route 114. Go northwest 2.2km to the Yamatsubasa Center.
Address
131 Hei, Naka-Otari, Otari, Kitazumi 399-9421

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