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SECRET WINTER ONSEN

Estimated Price: ¥150,000-¥180,000 yen per person double occupancy, +20% for single occupancy
 
​Suggested Activity Level: 9/10

Trip Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation

  • All breakfasts and dinners, some lunches

  • All activities, guiding and transportation within tour

Trip Excludes

  • Some lunches

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Travel insurance, medical coverage, etc.

  • Transportation to/from Yonezawa Station

Snowshoe to a secret onsen deep in Yamagata's snow country and walk the streets of a quaint onsen village on this adventure exclusive to Active Travel Japan.

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activities

Snowshoeing

Suggested dates

Late February - March

location

Yonezawa, Namegawa Onsen, Onogawa Onsen

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

 

Itineraries listed are recommended by Active Travel Japan but can be customized based on desired length and fitness level. Price listed is subject to change. Group sizes are a minimum of 4 and maximum of 10.

DAY 1 Arrival
● Arrival at Yonezawa Station

● Sightseeing around Yonezawa City including Uesugi Shrine, Toko Sake Brewery or Yonezawa Uesugi Museum

● Dinner at historic restaurant Uesugi Hakushakutei

● Accommodation: Ryokan in Yonezawa


DAY 2 Toge Station to Namegawa Onsen
● Breakfast at ryokan
● Transfer to Toge Station (20 min) by train
● Snowshoe up an unplowed road to Namekawa Onsen Fukushimaya (2-3 hrs)

● Lunch at Fukushimaya

● Optional snowshoeing or relax in the onsen

● Make dinner together

● Accommodation: Namekawa Onsen Fukushimaya

DAY 3 Onogawa Onsen

● Breakfast at ryokan
● Descend to Toge Station (2-3 hrs)

● Taxi transfer to Onogawa Onsen (1 hr)
● Lunch

● Snowshoeing near Onogawa Onsen Ski Resort

● Relax in the onsen

● Dinner in the ryokan

● Ryokan in Onogawa Onsen

DAY 4 Departure

● Breakfast at ryokan
● Taxi transfer to Yonezawa Station

PACKING LIST

  • ​Enough clothing for the entire tour (laundry facilities are limited)

  • Toiletries

  • Warm waterproof jacket and windbreaker

  • Waterproof hiking pants

  • T-shirts (short and long sleeve) + fleece for layers

  • Water bottle

  • Worn-in waterproof hiking or snow boots

  • Long underwear

  • Warm socks

  • Day pack/backpack and pack cover

  • ​2 sets of gloves (ski gloves + thinner gloves for any kind of weather) 

  • ​Beanie/knit cap and/or ear warmers

  • ​Hand warmers/heat pads

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses and/or goggles

  • Hiking poles with snow baskets

  • ​Gaiters

Additional Items

  • Passport – Make sure it is not expired and that you do not need a visa to enter Japan! Bring a photocopy of your passport in case the original is lost or stolen

  • Credit Card – Most businesses in Japan accept major credit cards (there may be an international transaction fee)

  • Cash – For the places that don’t, bring at least $300 ~ $500 per person

  • Debit Card – Along with your PIN number for cash withdrawals. Post offices and 7-11s accept all major debit card companies

  • Important Documents – Bring a copy of your travel and medical insurance policies

  • Camera – Don’t forget th charger or extra batteries

  • Medication – Please inform us beforehand of allergies if there is anything we should know regarding your medications

  • ​Reading material - Sometimes there is no wifi or English TV stations

  • ​Snacks - If there is anything specific you want while snowshoeing

CANCELLATION

20% Transferable but Non-Refundable Deposit

60 ~ 31 Days Prior to Arrival: 70% Refund

30 ~ 4 Days Prior to Arrival: 50% refund

72 Hours or Less Prior to Arrival: 0% refund
 

PAYMENT

20% Deposit to Reserve Your Place

90 Days Prior to Departure: 40% Due

​30 Days Prior to Departure: 40% Balance Due

CONDITIONS

5 hours for making reservations, research, changes to the itinerary etc. is included in the price of a custom tour. After 5 hours, ¥5,000 per hour will be added to the tour price.

​Group sizes are between 4 and 10. A 30% and 50% surcharge will be added to custom tours with 3 and 2 people respectively

LIABILITY & INSURANCE

Traveling with Active Travel Japan involves potentially dangerous activities and therefore Active Travel Japan assumes no liability for any loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death resulting from participation in its tours. Active Travel Japan requires all travelers to sign a waiver form prior to participation, in addition to being covered under a medical insurance and travel insurance policy to both minimize the financial and medical associated with high risk activities.