Snow Shoe Trekking in the Nabekura Beech Forest
Nabekura Kogen Mori-no-Ie Activity Center : なべくら高原・森の家
Frollick with Snow Shoes in Nabekura's Powder Snow.
Learn how to put on and walk with snow shoes -- then learn how to play in powder snow with them. Explore a beech forest then venture out to a snow-covered plateau and experience jumping and diving into deep powder. Sledding also available.
- Hours :
- Date(s) :
- Closed Tuesdays (except if holiday or during peak season). Snow shoeing available typically from Dec. thru Mar.
- Cost / Price of Admission :
- 10,000 per guide. Snow shoe rental extra.
- Time Required :
- Credit Cards :
- VISA, MasterCard, Amex, China UnionPay, IC Card
- Reservations :
- # of Participants :
- Ten per one guide
- Foreign Languages :
- (Non-Japanese speakers are encouraged to bring an interpreter, although some staff speak English.)
- Luggage Storage :
Snow shoes 1,500 yen
Snow boots 500 yen
Snow pants / gloves / sunglasses rental not available (please bring your own).
Changing room available. Shower room (350 yen) also available.
tel : +81(0)269-69-2888 fax : +81(0)269-69-2288 Official site
- By Train
- From Iiyama Station(JR Hokuriku(Nagano) Shinkansen), Transfer to the JR Iiyama Line and take the local train to Togari-Nozawa Onsen Station. From there, take a taxi (approx. 15 min).
- By Car
- From Toyota-Iiyama IC, via Route 177. Approx. 40 min.
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