Important Coronavirus Policy Update
At Evergreen Outdoor Center our highest priorities, as stated in our company mission are safety, environment, education and enjoyment in nature. We are committed to keeping our guests, team members and families safe, especially during the current Coronavirus pandemic, therefore we are recommending private tours.
Private Mountain Bike Tours
Mountain Biking in Japan is huge, and enthusiasm for the sport is growing. Hakuba and the surrounding Nagano region are rich in exciting mountain bike trails and offer numerous scenic trails for relaxing rides around mountain lakes and through small villages. In addition, there is a growing community of downhill racers, resulting in many new trail building projects, races, and annual events.
Canyoning in Japan is an exciting and exhilarating activity from May to October. Canyoning is the sport of descending, well, canyons. Slide down waterfalls and splash in to deep pools that have been carved by millennia of fast flowing water.
Canyoning involves swimming, jumping, abseiling, using ropes, and cascading down whitewater chutes. Late spring and early summer have the highest water flow. There is some hiking involved to access the canyons, but about 80% of the time is spent in the water. Come and see why everyone is raving about canyoning in Japan.
Head out with local guides to go rafting on Hakuba Valley’s Himekawa (Princess River). A technical class 2 whitewater river with great views of the Hakuba mountain range. Both morning and afternoon tours are available and we welcome big groups to join in. After a ride down the river, a relaxing soak in a mineral onsen is included in the price.
Please be aware that rafting in Japan gets more hard-core than this, and after the spring snow-melt this river can be quite tame. It is not recommended for thrill-seekers but more for families with children/first-time rafters.
Evergreen Outdoor Center has been training on the Shinanogawa River for several seasons in order to offer a different rafting experience to our guests. If you have a large group get in touch and depending on availability we may be able to offer a Private Tour.
Hakuba is a mecca for hiking in Japan and every day in the green season hikers board gondolas to reach the upper areas of the ski fields and then carry on to hike the Northern Japanese Alps. If you have ever wished to trek Japan, Hakuba is a fantastic place to do so with a variety of options - half-day, full-day and multi-day hikes.
Geocaching is a type of global treasure hunt of people looking for caches, or hidden stashes of objects. Geocaching may also be described as a series of hide-and-seek games, where hiders provide online clues for seekers. Seekers use global positioning system (GPS) devices to find hidden caches.
Team Building Challenges
Team Building Challenges
We have a number of varied outdoor activities to suit all levels of ability, and to meet different needs within the group. Depending on the goal we organize 2 or 3 day team building events that work on a step-by-step basis, which are a fun and challenging getaway. There are various ways to achieve these goals and we outline just some of our activities below (we can also arrange day trips to concentrate on one particular aspect of team building, and longer packages for more in-depth development - contact us for schedules.)
The Alps View Hotel.
Our base for our adventures in Hakuba Valley Tsugaike accommodation at it’s best. The Alps View is a newly renovated hotel complex with a relaxed atmosphere, providing easy access to Hakuba Valley’s endless activities.
Hangers, Safe box, Free Wifi in the rooms, Central Heater, A/C, 100% cotton bedding, Private Bathroom, bath Towel, face towel, Shampoo, conditioner, gel, toothbrush, Hair Dryer
24 hrs supervision, Laundry, Luggage storage, Safety deposit box, 24 hours security, Security Alarm, Smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, Free WIFI in the hotel, Games room, Training / Conference Room, Alps Craft Cafe, Live music events (scheduled)
Evergreen is an extremely well run organisation and everyone, without fail, was helpful, friendly and fun.CHARLES THOMPSON & PHOEBE DUNN