Snowshoeing at Kamikochi

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Thum Male Thailand 2018/02/06

Hi guys,

We, 3 persons, are interesting in snowshoeing in Kamikochi and Zenkoro falls in around 10 March 2018. Is it possible to take one day trip from Nagano? Would you please advise about rental equipment as well as transportation (and accommodation if one-day trip is not suitable)?


Thum S.

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2018/02/06

Hi there,

For snowshoeing to Zengoro Falls in Norikura Kogen, see the Northstar Alpine Lodge website. They offer snowshoe tours and snowshoe rental around Norikura.

As for Kamikochi, the park is closed during winter so none of its facilities (lodges, cafeterias, buses, etc.) are open. Because of this, visiting Kamikochi in winter can be a difficult and dangerous task. If you would like to visit Kamikochi for snowshoeing, I recommend speaking to an experienced mountain guide who can help you. See this page about Nagano’s MulMoGon guides for more information. Please contact them directly regarding a snowshoeing trip to Kamikochi.

You may want to spend the night as longer snowshoeing trips depart early in the morning. You could stay at the Northstar lodge in Norikura if you’ll be snowshoeing there, or you could stay in Matsumoto City if you’ll be visiting Kamikochi. See our Accommodations page for more information on local hotels.

Let me know if you’d like help with anything else!


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