Visiting world famous "Snow Monkey" park and snowshoeing in beautiful Togakushi Shrine's forest! The Mokey park is outstanding and you will love it to see the wild monkeys relaxing in Onsen. Moreover, this tour offers the other special experience "Snowshoeing in Togakushi". Explore the snowy beech forests. Woodland creatures also roam the area, so keep your eyes peeled for animal tracks! Approach the legendary Togakushi Shrine nearby, strolling along its idyllic tree-lined trail.
You can enjoy to observe lovely wild monkeys bathing in an outdoor hot spring at Snow Monkey Park. Each monkey has different personality and it's quite fun to be able to watch them from very close.
After the monkey park, we are visiting an old Shinto shrine called Togakushi shrine which has been one of the most important place for the mountain worship since ancient era. The shrine and precincts forest are all covered with thick snow during the winter season. However,by snowshoeing, it is the perfect opportunity to discover areas that are inaccessible any other time of the year. Frozen bodies of water and a heavy carpet of snow make otherwise untraversable terrain accessible. I will lead you to these undisturbed areas, so you can explore and appreciate the unspoiled nature around you.
Let's have a cup of coffee on the snow made table and chair :)
Rental Snow Shoes and Poles.
Transportation from Nagano Station to Snowshoeing Place.
Entrance fee for Snow Monkey Park. (800 yen each)
Lunch and drinks.
I can guide you not only in Nagano, but also some other areas such as Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa.(Transportation fee for the guide needed.)
1.Warm clothes and shoes are highly recommended for the walk on the snow. Beanie,gloves and sunglasses are also recommended.
2.The snowshoeing place may change due to the condition of the snow pack
3. If you don't have proper shoes, please let me know in advance. I will prepare the warm boots for the extra cost.
The starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Please let us know if you have any questions.
We had the most amazing day with Kouhei. He is was very good at stopping and sharing knowledge of the forest and the wildlife. It was beautiful and peaceful on the tour and then he looked after us with a break and made hot coffee out in the forest. Sharing his knowledge of the Shinto shrines added a lot to the experience and I would recommend to others that they also enjoy this day.
Thank you very much for joining the Togakushi Snowshoe Hiking Tour! I am very grateful that you enjoyed the tour :) It was a beautiful day! I hope you will enjoy the skiing and snowboarding as well, and maybe see you on the hill! Thank you!!! Best Regards, Kouhei Nishida
If you want to go snowshoe hiking at Togakushi, Kouhei is the best guide because he is very knowledgeable about the nature, culture and wildlife of the area. He was also flexible with the itinerary and fitted it to our schedule. Book with him for the best experience. Thank you very much Kouhei!
Thank you so much for joining the Nagano Snowshoe Hiking tour! It was great to meet you two. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Have a wonderful trip in Japan! Best Regards, Kouhei Nishida
We booked a 3 day tour with Kouhei around Nagano prefecture. We visited Matsumoto, the Jigokudani monkey park, Obuse Old town, plus a lovely hike to Togakushi Shrine and the Mirror Lake under lovely snow. Kouhei was a fantastic guide, entertaining me, my wife and our 2 daughters (8 and 12) with Japanese history and nature stories. I would definitely recommend him to anyone,
Thank you so much for visiting Nagano. It was really great to be able to spend 3 days with you and your family! I am also very happy to hear that you enjoyed Nagano :) Please say hi to everyone. Thank you!!
My family and myself had an amazing tour to tokagushi shrine and monkey forest guided by Kouhei. We had a child and a 6 years old. Kouhei is naturally hands on with kids. Genuinely patient, constantly caring, followed through our breaks, slow walks, made handful conversations with everyone of us and of course. snowball fights. Kouhei is well versed in English and he explained thoroughly well on all the places we visited. Recommended us an amazing soba restaurant for lunch (He also did an extra mile by booking us a dinner place) Shared us a lot of his experiences. In definite, we’ll be back for more extreme sports. Thank you kouhei for sharing us, your great personality and presence. We must say, you’re a natural and we’ll love to host you in Malaysia. See you soon for another great tour!
Hi Vanessa, Thank you so much for choosing me as a guide in Nagano. It was great to see you and your family! I also enjoyed the day a lot. I really appreciated you and your family's friendly, generous, and warm-hearted personalities. And it was great to talk to and play with your niece :) They are so cute and snowball fight was fun :) I wish you and your family are enjoying the rest of your trip in Japan. I hope to see you soon either in Malaysia or in Japan. Thank you!!