NAGANO DAY HIKES 

Stay in the ATJ Air BnB and drive daily to beautiful hikes in the area


Activity Level: Adjustable


Price 250,000 Japanese Yen Per Person

Trip Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • All breakfasts and dinners

  • All activities, guiding and transportation within tour

Trip Excludes

  • Airfare to/from Japan

  • Lunches

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Travel insurance, medical coverage, etc.

  • Transportation to/from Nagano Station

activities

Hiking

Walking

location

Northern Nagano

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

Itineraries listed are recommended by Active Travel Japan but can be customized based on length and fitness level of the group. Price listed is an estimate based on 7 nights accommodation. Group sizes are a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8.

DAY 1 Arrival
● Arrival at Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen
● Drive 1 hour to the ATJ AirBnB in Yamanouchi.
● Depending on the arrival time, go for a short hike or check into the accommodation
Dinner at the accommodation

 

DAY 2 Shiga Kogen
Longer Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Shiga Kogen (30 minutes)
● Hike from Kumanoyu Ski Resort to Lake Onuma via Mt. Shiga (4 hours)
Obento lunch along the way
● Afternoon onsen (hot spring) bath
Return to accommodation
Dinner in local restaurant

 

DAY 2 Shiga Kogen
Shorter Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Shiga Kogen (30 minutes)
● Hike from Kumanoyu Ski Resort to Lake Onuma (2 hours). 
Lunch at a local restaurant
● Afternoon onsen (hot spring) bath
Return to accommodation
Dinner in local restaurant

 

DAY 3 Sugadaira
Longer Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Sugadaira (1 hour)
● Hike Mt. Azumaya or Mt. Neko (both around 4 hours round trip)
● Obento lunch along the way
Ice cream at Sugadaira Bokujo dairy farm
Return to accommodation
Dinner at the accommodation

 

DAY 3 Sugadaira
Shorter Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Sugadaira (1 hour)
● Leisurely walk around Sugadaira Bokujo
● Lunch at a local restaurant
Ice cream at Sugadaira Bokujo dairy farm
Return to accommodation
Dinner at the accommodation
 
Day 4 Togakushi
Longer Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Togakushi (1 hour)
● Long walk around the national park, lakes and waterfalls surrounding Togakushi's 5 Shinto Shrines (4 hours)
● Lunch at a local restaurant along the way
Afternoon onsen (hot spring) bath
Return to accommodation
Dinner in a local restaurant
 
Day 4 Togakushi
Shorter Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Togakushi (1 hour)
Shorter walk around the national park, lakes and waterfalls surrounding Togakushi's 5 Shinto Shrines (3 hours)
● Lunch at a local restaurant along the way
Afternoon onsen (hot spring) bath
Return to accommodation
Dinner in a local restaurant
 
Day 5 Shinetsu Trail
Longer Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Mt. Madarao Area (45 minutes)
Walk portions of the Shinetsu Trail and areas around Mt. Madarao (4-5 hours)
● Obento lunch along the way
Afternoon onsen (hot spring) bath
Return to accommodation
Dinner at the accommodation
 
Day 5 Shinetsu Trail
Shorter Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Mt. Madarao Area (45 minutes)
Walk portions of the Shinetsu Trail and areas around Mt. Madarao (2-3 hours)
● Lunch at a local restaurant
Afternoon onsen (hot spring) bath
Return to accommodation
Dinner at the accommodation
 
Day 6 Yunomaru-Takamine
Longer Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Yunomaru area (1:15 minutes)
Hike the loop from Yunomaru to Takamine Kogen and back (4-5 hours)
● Obento lunch along the way
Return to accommodation
Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 6 Yunomaru
Shorter Option
● Breakfast at the accommodation
● Drive to Yunomaru area (1:15 minutes)
Hike around the Yunomaru area (2-3 hours)
● Lunch at a local restaurant
Return to accommodation
Dinner at a local restaurant

Day 7 Rain Day
Substituted on any day in case of heavy rain.
Breakfast at the accommodation
Options for activities include:
Washi paper making class
Soba Noodle making Class for lunch
Fruit picking
Sake Tasting
Miso Factory Tour
Zenkoji Temple Tour

Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner at the Accommodation

Day 8 Departure
Breakfast at the accommodation
Departure from Nagano Station to your onward destination. ATJ Guide will help you book your onward train ticket.

PACKING LIST

Attire & Equipment

  • Clothing – Pack for 7 days of walking

  • Waterproof pants

  • T-shirts and long-sleeve T-shirts for layers

  • Water bottle

  • Day pack/backpack

  • Warm hat

  • Hiking pants and shorts for walking

  • Thick socks

  • A windbreaker or waterproof jacket in case of rain

  • Shoes – Good hiking shoes that have been worn in. Please wear your shoes before bringing them on a trip

  • Poles – You will want hiking poles as some sections of the train have uneven footing or steep ascent/descents

  • Protection from the Sun – Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, etc.

Additional Items

  • Passport – Please make sure it does not expire within 6 months of our trip and that you have at least one blank page

  • We also recommend bringing a photocopy of your passport in case the original is lost or stolen

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

  • Cash – For the places that don’t, we recommend bringing at least $200 ~ $300 per person.

  • Debit Card – Along with your PIN number for cash withdrawals in case you run out

  • Important Documents – We recommend having a copy of your passport, travel insurance, and medical insurance policies

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

  • Toiletries – Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, nail clippers, and whatever else you need!

  • Medication – Please inform us beforehand if there is anything we should know in regards to your medications

CANCELLATION

20% non-refundable deposit (transferable to a future tour)


60 ~ 31 Days Prior to Arrival: 30% of the Total Costs


30 ~ 4 Days Prior to Arrival: 50% of the Total Costs


72 Hours or Less Prior to Arrival: 100% of the Total Costs

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