Snowshoe Tours

Experience a world away from the crowds and lift-lines and explore the silence of Hakuba’s more removed areas on snowshoes. The Hakuba area has endless trails on mountain ridges or through old growth forests and shrines, with truly some of the best Alpine views in all of Japan.

2015-2016 Season
Dec 17 – April 30


Half-Day AM: 10:00-12:30
Half-Day PM: 13:30-16:00
Full-Day: 10:00-16:00 with a 30 minute lunch break

*please sign-in at least 15 minutes before the tour starts
*half-day Snowshoe Tour : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
*full-day Private Snowshoe Tour: Everyday (depending on guide availability)


Half-Day Group: ¥6,500 / adult; ¥5,500 / child (12 & under)
Full-Day Private: updating

*price includes boot rental
*full day price does not include gondola ticket (¥2,500/person)

*full day tour includes lunch

Start and finish is at Wadano Base, in the Wadanonomori Visitor’s Center, opposite the Mominoki Hotel.

Snowshoe & boot rental, local guide, insurance, tax

What to Bring
Winter clothing for all conditions, warm hat or knit cap, sunglasses or goggles, gloves.

Half-day: 6 years+
Full-day: 12 years+

Minimum Group Size
2 Adults

snowshoe - mountain view

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The Christmas Day Snowshoe is a great activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family from ages 3 and up. On this non strenuous but very fun trip into the Japanese winter wonderland you can relax sipping hot mulled wine over a brandy Christmas cake while the children search for presents dropped by Santa on his whirlwind tour of the Japan Alps.

xmas day snowshoe

HALF DAY: 10:00 sign-in ~ 12:30 finish

Adult: ¥5,900
Child: ¥4,900

Happo, Hakuba

Tour Includes:
Snowshoe rental, local guide, insurance, tax, mulled wine and brandy Christmas cake for the adults, hot cocoa and cookies for the children and of course as many gifts and goodies as the little ones can search out on the Treasure Hunt.

What To Bring:
Winter clothing for all conditions, warm hat or knit cap, sunglasses or goggles, gloves, winter boots or snowboard boots.

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“What a blast! Thanks for a great snowshoeing experience. The scenery was beautiful and the guides were awesome!”