Recently I got to meet Tyler in beautiful Norikura Kogen to go for a snowshoe hike. You can read Tyler’s blog here and since he wrote about access and lots of other environmental details I will let you read about that in his post.
The day we went for our snowshoe hike was just after a few days of sunny warm weather and a bit of rain so it was not the best condition but still a fun way to spend the morning. My friends at Little Peaks guided us that day on a course that I always recommend to people looking for a nice half day hike. (Norikura Kanko Center >> Zengoro Falls >> Ushidome Pond.)
I hope you enjoy the photos and comments below.
Matsu from Little Peaks getting us setup at the trail head.
Hiking to Zengoro Falls from Norikura Kanko Center
Approaching one of the bridges leading to Zengoro Falls
There is a nice view from the observation point above Zengoro Falls.
Tyler makes Zengoro Falls look small
Enjoying the view
Snowshoeing in Norikura Kogen
A view of Zengoro Falls from the trail
A view from Ushidome Pond of some pretty light hitting Mt. Norikura
This is from a different day after some heavy rain at Zengoro Falls.
I wanted to share this photo because it shoes how beautiful Zengoro Falls is when it's fully frozen. (Late Jan.)
When the falls freeze over some come out for ice climbing.