September 27, 2021

1-Day Hike on Togakushi & Myoko with a Professional Mountain Guide

Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park

Nature
Culture
Activity
From 12,500 JPY per person

RECOMMENDED FOR:

Small Groups

TOUR DURATION:

About 10 Hours

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STORY

A one-day hike from Togakushi to Sasagamine in Myoko with a local, professional mountain guide, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park. The ancient path between Togakushi and Myoko has long been traveled by those wishing to worship at Zenkoji Temple, Togakushi, and Mt. Myoko, and was thus known as a road of faith. At the same time, it was used as a road for transporting seafood from the Sea of Japan, as well for people who wished to visit therapeutic hot springs. The local water sources and forests provided the essentials for the local inhabitants. While walking the trail, see relics of water worship, remains of old sawmills, and more. Visitors can enjoy the guide’s explanations of nature as well as tales of local beliefs and lifestyles!

HIGHLIGHTS

► Recommended for those looking to go a step further than Togakushi.
► Enjoy the vast nature of a national park, the local culture of worship, and tales of the area’s ancestors.
► Perfect for those who prefer a lengthy hike to mountain climbing.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

◉ Guide fee (English language)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

◯ Transportation to/from the meeting point
◯ Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country).
◯ Anything else not specified. (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)

SEASON:

July~Late-October

LANGUAGE SUPPORT:

English

PARTICIPANTS:

Min: 2       Max: 10

FITNESS LEVEL:

[Distance: 16.1km, elevation climb: 899m] There aren't any steep climbs or decents, but the trail is long, so a certain physical fitness is required.

SKILL LEVEL:

There aren't any steep climbs/decents or rock walls, but the trail is long, so it best for people used to walking long distances.

START/END TIME:

6:45/16:50

AGE/HEIGHT:

10~70yrs

PRICE PER PERSON:

12,500 JPY

BOOKING:

30 days in advance

ACCESS (Start)

Ohashi Trail Head
40 minutes' walk from Togakushi Okusha Entrance

ACCESS (Finish)

Myoko-kogen Station
On Echigo Yokimeki Line and Shinano Rail Way North Shinano Line

PARKING:

Available

ITINERARY

TIME CONTENT
6:45
Meet at Ohashi Trail Head
6:45~7:00
Briefing and prep
7:00
Departure
7:25
Furuike
9:00
Shindo Bungi
10:00
West Trail Entrance
12:00
Jizo Katsura Tree
12:00~12:40
Lunch
12:40~15:40
Sawmill and trolley remains ~ Otomi Lake
16:04
Board bus at Otomi Lake Bus Stop
16:50
Finish at Myoko-kogen Station

PHOTO GALLERY

Clothing/What to bring

► Appropriate mountain climbing clothing and shoes
► Rain gear set
►Backpack
►Drink (1-2 liters)
►Lunch and trail snacks
► Cold weather attire (depending on the season)
► Headlight
► Hat
► Gloves
► Sunglasses, etc.

Cancelation by the participant

► 2 to 4 days prior 30%
► Day before 50%
► Same day/No show 100%

Cancelation by provider

► There is a chance the route may change due to the weather.
► There are times when the guide may determine that the tour be cancelled or stopped in the case that it would be unsafe for the customer, such as sudden bad weather or feeling sick during the tour. If the tour is canceled before departure, a 100% refund will be provided.

Tour booking/enquiry

This is an enquiry, your booking will be confirmed after we have checked availability and received payment.
You will be sent a payment request via PayPal which you can pay either by PayPal or credit card.

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