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Snowshoe Hiking at Goshiki-numa

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    Put on snowshoes and hike amongst gorgeous mountainside and Goshikinuma pond scenery! On this tour, you'll hike through Urabandai's Goshikinuma area in snowshoes to take in its gorgeous winter scenery. You'll be guided by an English-speaking local guide with extensive knowledge on the outdoors as well as Urabandai's nature, culture, and history, making for a safe and thoroughly enjoyable trip.

    • Days of Week

    • Duration



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      English-speaking outdoor guide

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      Learn about Urabandai's nature, culture, and history

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      The guide will teach you about the places only locals know about

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      You'll have support from a guide with special knowledge about outdoor activities (beginners, rest assured!)


    • Schedule

      • Meeting with the Guide

        The meeting place will be the Urabandai Bussankan (souvenir shop for local products) parking lot Address: Yudairayama Hibara, Kitashiobara, Yama District, Fukushima 969-2701 In Japanese: 969-2701 福島県耶麻郡北塩原村湯平山桧原 5 min (200 m) walk from the Urabandai Lake Resort 5 min (210 m) walk from the Urabandai Kogen Hotel 6 min by car from the Urabandai Ski Resort 10 min by car from the Urabandai Road Station 12 min. by car from the Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Ski Resort

      • Orientation: Tour Contents and How to Wear Snowshoes

        The guide will explain what you will see in the tour, help you to put on your snowshoes, and answer any questions you may have before heading off to the trailhead.

      • Hiking through the Urabandai Area (Goshiki-numa Ponds)

        You will hike through the snowy forests of the Urabandai Area while seeing some of the Goshiki-numa Ponds. This is the time to take plenty of photos and learn more about the region.

      • Return to the Starting Point

        The tour will finish where it started: at the Urabandai Bussankan (souvenir shop for local products) parking lot [裏磐梯物産館 駐車場].

      • Return the Equipment and Say Goodbye to the Guide

        Now that you are back, you will take off the snowshoes and return the poles (if any), and bid farewell to your guide! Now, feel free to go back to the Urabandai Lake Resort and rest.

    Plan Information

    • What's Included

      • English-speaking guide
    • What's Not Included

      • Snowshoes and poles set: 1,000 JPY / person
      • Insurance: 100 JPY / person
    • What to Bring

      • Skiwear (rental available)
    • Cancellation Policies


      14 days before to 17:00


      7 days before to 17:00


      1 day before to 17:00


      0 days before to 17:00

      After 17:00, 0 days before


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    May 2024








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