Snow Shoe Tours
Ikenotaira Visitor Center Snowshoe Tours
Snow shoes can be hired from Myoko Kogen Visitor Center at Imori Pond in Ikinotaira (closed Wednesday & Thursday). Snow shoe rental is 1,000 yen for the day. The visitor center also offers several snow shoe tours that will take you in the woodland areas around the lake and mountain to see the untouched winter scenes and wildlife. There are three courses that have been marked out with numbered sign posts so you easily find your way around the courses. You should allow 2 hours for each course. The courses are unguided and free to access. If you would like a guide for the tour a member of staff from the visitor center will guide you for the small fee of 300yen.
Squirrel Course - Easy
The squirrel course takes you through woodland areas and then into an open snowfield area. If you only want to take a short tour then there is a short cut that cuts the course in half. This course is mostly flat and suitable for people of all level.
Fox Course - Medium
The fox course takes you through some beautiful dense woodland areas. At the bottom of the course you loop round the fox pond before heading back up. The pond doesnt freeze so be careful not to walk on it. There are some uphill areas which makes this course a little tougher than the squirrel course.
The rabbit course is the longest course and takes you up the ridge of Mt Myoko. There is an optional loop at the top of the course that you can take to get some great views of the surrounding mountains and area.
Naena Waterfall Tours
Naena Waterfall Snowshoe Tours
We are working with a local guiding company to offer one day snow show tours to Naena waterfall. This stunning area is a must see during the winter. The area is dangerous to hike to alone which is why we have put together this special tour package. Please head to the page below for full details and booking.