Green Season in Hakuba with Evergreen Outdoor Center!

While Hakuba, Japan is world famous for it's snow and boasts more than 10 resorts, the green season offers plenty to those craving to experience pure mountain air and water and/or an escape from the heavy humidity that descends on most of the country. No matter if you are currently a tourist in Japan, planning to travel to Japan or have already begun your adventure in Japan (or Hakuba for that matter!) please take the time to check out the range of activities here in Hakuba!

Evergreen Outdoor Center has been operating bilingual, professionally guided adventure & eco tours as well as outdoor education and team development programs in and around Nagano's Hakuba Village for more than a decade. We are located at the foot of the Japan Northern Alps, a 45 minute drive/bus ride from Nagano City. In the Green Season we offer canyoning, rafting and downriver canoe and kayak tours; canoeing, kayaking, canoe picnics and night firefly cruises on Lake Aoki; mountain-bike downhill tours, family fun-rides and multi-day tailored bike trips; climbing and hiking; as well as children's summer camps, team building and women's retreats. If you are looking for things to do in Japan or you have already planned a trip to Hakuba, let us help you create fantastic memories during your travel in Japan!

We also offer tours and programs created for your specific goals, and while we are based in Hakuba we can tailor specific activities in Japan for larger groups - contact us to plan your itinerary today. Evergreen Outdoor Center has something for everyone - whether you are seeking to work on your skills and techniques, a high thrill level, an adventure in Japan, things to do in Japan or simply to relax in the nature surrounding the Japan Northern Alps.

River Tours in Hakuba

Hakuba is not known for it's big rivers; but there are plenty of activities for white water lovers!

canyoning in japan

Canyoning in Hakuba is a must-do experience! The Kamoshika Canyon is located a 10 minute walk through forest and descends through a beautiful natural canyon.

Recommended Time of Year
Spring - autumn

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rafting in japan

Rafting on the Hime River is a fun tour for first-time rafters or those with children. The water can get high early in the season though!

Recommended Time of Year
Earlier in the season for excitement, later in the season for families/children.

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Downriver Canoe & Kayak Tours are a great 2-day river trip for beginners. Learn the skills on Day 1 and hit Nagano's Sai River on Day 2!

Recommended Time of Year
May - October

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Lake Tours in Hakuba

15 minutes from Hakuba lies beautiful Lake Aoki, fed by pure snow melt and bubbling spring water, the perfect place to spend a half or full day picnicking, paddling around and swimming at the deep breakpoints or perfecting your paddle technique.

canoeing in japan

Canadian Canoeing in Hakuba is a fun activity for groups of friends, couples, and families as our guides teach you to navigate your 2/3 man canoe and take you for a tour across the lake.

Recommended Time of Year
Spring - autumn

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Kayaking on Lake Aoki can be relaxing and fun or challenging depending on whether you wish to just cruise the lake or work on your advanced techniques with one of our guides.

Recommended Time of Year
Spring - autumn

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Canoe Picnics on Lake Aoki are a relaxing way to spend lunch - travel across Lake Aoki and enjoy a vegetarian picnic lunch prepared by our cafe staff.

Recommended Time of Year
Late spring - early autumn

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Night Firefly Canoe Tours on Lake Aoki present a rare opportunity to observe fireflies flickering through the trees as you glide below them in a guided 12-man canoe.

Recommended Time of Year
Mid-July - mid-August

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Mountain Tours in Hakuba

If water isn't what you're after, Hakuba with its majestic peaks offers everything from advanced, multi-day hikes to half-day nature walks. There are plenty of mountain-bike trails, from easy half-day fun-rides to fast, single-track downhill. Climbing is also possible in and around Hakuba. We are also able to organise one or two-day climbs at one of Japan's most famous natural areas, Ogawa-yama, on request.

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Mountain Biking in Hakuba can be a gentle fun-ride through some of Hakuba's scenic spots, a fast-paced downhill tour from the top of one of Hakuba's skifields, or a combination of these.

Recommended Time of Year
Spring - autumn

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climbing in japan

Climbing in Hakuba is possible for a range of abilities with indoor and outdoor artificial walls and natural rock climbs located centrally from Hakuba.

Recommended Time of Year
Spring - autumn

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Hiking in Hakuba can be anything from a short nature walk to a multi-day hike across the Northern Japan Alps.

Recommended Time of Year
Spring - autumn

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Summer Camps in Hakuba

Evergreen has been offering summer camp programs for several years and these camps are a big hit with campers and parents alike! As well as the summer camps, we also run yearly camps for several Japan-based international schools/English language schools as well as for school groups from outside Japan. Check out details regarding our Japan summer camps below or contact us for more information about planning a camp for your school/group!

summer camps in hakuba japan

Summer Camps in Hakuba run several times a year in July and August and regularly attract a great group of campers.

Scheduled Dates
2 weeks in July, 2 weeks in August (see summer camp page for details)

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Group Programmes in Hakuba

Evergreen runs Team Building Programmes and Women's Retreats on request for groups of 10 or more. Hakuba is the perfect location with plentiful choice of accommodation, indoor and outdoor areas for activities, and we have experience in building the perfect intinerary to achieve your goals.

team building in hakuba

Team Building in Hakuba is a great way to get your corporate group together and develop communication and group-work skills.

Recommended Time of Year
Spring - Autumn

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japan retreat

Women's Retreats in Hakuba - great for yoga groups, mother's clubs, or women in general who deserve a rewarding few days to focus on themselves and enjoy a retreat in the Japan Alps.

Recommended Time of Year
Spring - Autumn

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Outstanding! Amazing! There aren't enough adjectives to describe this trip, and this experience you have given us. The sports, the culture, the food, everything from day one to twelve has been amazing. It was a lot of fun, and you guys have been great. I will be coming back!

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    Mikhail Oza
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Fantastic! Evergreen couldn't do enough for us. We will definitely be back and recommend you to our friends. Thank you!

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    The McGregor Family

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