'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.
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.
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.
- 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 :
- 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 :
- Foreign Languages :
- Luggage Storage :
- Not Available
Instruction in Japanese.
tel : +81(0)261-82-2233 小谷村観光連盟 fax : +81(0)261-82-2242 Official site
- 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.
- 131 Hei, Naka-Otari, Otari, Kitazumi 399-9421
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