Snowshoe Guided Tour To a Snowy Forest And Frozen Waterfall In Chino

From JPY ¥4,345.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Chino-city, Nagano
  • Product code: EN-NGN-7194-71940


This is a trekking tour to see a frozen waterfall by walking through the mysterious virgin forest of Tateshina during snowfall. Along with discovering unknown ferns and moss, learn more about regional Japan. 


  • Stroll through the virgin forest through the snowy landscape, wearing traditional Japanese snowshoes made from bamboo.
  • A local guide will introduce you to the charm of Japanese forest flora.
  • Explore the nature around the Tateshina waterfall and embrace the beauty of the quiet landscape draped in snow. 
  • After exploring the area, we recommend you warm up with a day trip bath at the hot springs nearby! (Not included)


[10:30] We will meet at Tateshina Kogen Kaikan and take a body temperature measurement.
When ready, we will leave.

[10:35] We will wear snowshoes and stroll through the primeval forest and head for "Otaki".
The snow-covered Otaki is a special scenery that can only be seen now.
Please enjoy the collaboration of beautiful green moss and white snow. (About 20 minutes on foot)
* If there is no snow, snowshoes will not be used.

[10:50] Arrive at the waterfall! This waterfall, which flows through the depths of the luscious forest, is a hidden spot known by few.
Take some nice photos in this wondrous place.

[11:05] Return to the starting point
The guide will introduce various types of moss that live in the forest. (Walk for about 20 minutes)

[11:30] When you return to Tateshina Kogen Kaikan, we will be dissmissed.
After this, let's warm-up at the one-day hot spring in the Tateshina area and heal your tiredness.


Get some fresh air at Tateshina Waterfall, located in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture.
During the snowing season, it is a healing space where you can enjoy the waterfall, greenery and snow at the same time. In this tour, we will head for Otaki and walk around wearing traditional Japanese snowshoes made from bamboo. We will tell you all about Japanese forest fauna and regional information that only locals know. After the tour, we recommend that you check out some of the local hot springs to warm up.
*One-day hot springs are either "Tateshina Shinyu Onsen" or "Kosai no Yu". Please note that it depends on the situation of the day.


  • Duration:60 minutes
  • Meeting point:
    Tateshina Kogen Kaikan
    4035-753 Tateshina, Kitayama, Chino-city, Nagano Prefecture 391-0301
  • Access:
    <By train>
    Get off at "Chino Station" on the JR Chuo Main Line
    Alpico Kotsu Bus "Kitayatsugatake Ropeway Line" Approximately 35 minutes, get off at "Pool Daira" and a one-minute walk
    <By car>
    About 30 minutes from Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway
    Across the street from "Pool Daira free parking lot"
    About 70 minutes from Saku IC on the Chuo Expressway
    Across the street from "Pool Daira free parking lot"
  • Language support:Japanese, English
  • Included:Guide’s fee, Kanjiki Snowshoes, One-day bathing fee in the Tateshina area
  • Excluded:*Transportation, personal, and other expenses are not included.
  • Items to bring:
    ・Hokairo Hot pack
    ・Hats and gloves (cold protection measures)
    ・Hot drinks
    ・Towel (for one-day bathing)
  • Clothes:
    ・Clothes you don't mind getting dirty or wet (it's cold, so please take proper measures against the cold.)
    ・Shoes that are easy to walk with and can be used on snowy roads
  • Participation requirements:A person who can walk for 1 hour or more
  • Free Wi-Fi:No
  • Toilet:Yes (Western style)
  • Other things to note:
    ・ Transportation, personal, and other expenses are not included.
    ・ This experience may be canceled depending on the weather. We will contact you by 17:00 the day before. In the case of cancellation due to weather, a full refund will be given.
    ・ Please follow the guide's instructions and do not disturb other participants.
    ・ Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.
    ・Please note that there may be no snow on the day of the tour.
    ・One-day bathing is from 11:00 to 16:00 at "Tateshina Shinyu Onsen", and from 8:00 to 20:00 at "Kosai no Yu", so please enter as soon as possible.
    ・Towels for day trip baths can also be purchased locally. However, it is not included in the plan. 


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival


7 to 4 days before the tour date: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date: 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.