Sasagamine Snowshoe

Spring Snowshoeing in Sasagamine

Snowshoe adventures

If you are looking to experience snow during the spring months, then Sasagamine which has snow until mid-May is a great place to head to. The road leading up to Sasagamine plateau is usually clear by the beginning of April. The only way to reach the area at this time is by car as the bus service doesn’t start until the beginning of July.

Sasagamine Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing through the forest at Sasagamine.

The snow is hard so you can walk with just boots. Snowshoes which are available to rent from the visitor centre at Imori Pond can be great if you are worried about slipping.

You can walk through the woodland and field areas and head to either of the two ponds, Sennin Pond and Shimizuga Pond. There are no markings and visible trails so you will need either a map or guide if you wish to head to a specific area. Please also be careful to not lose your bearings as with no trails and signs yet visible it can be easy to get lost.

Other places to visit
Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit

The Sea to Summit event is held each year in Myoko and Shinanomachi. The event is a 3-stage challenge.

Apa resort Illumination

Apallusion 2021

The Apa Resort Apallusion is an impressive outdoor illumination display. The display changes each year so there is always something new for a returning visitor to see.

Umigatari Joetsu Aquarium

Umigatari Joetsu Aquarium

Umigatari Joetsu Aquarium was rebuilt in 2018. It is one of the few places in Japan where you can see beluga whales and magellanic penguins.

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