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NAGANO DAY HIKES 

Stay in the ATJ Air BnB and Drive Daily to Beautiful Hikes


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

Suggested dates

May - October

location

Northern Nagano

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

 

Itineraries listed are recommended by Active Travel Japan but can be customized based on 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 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 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 (2-3 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 (1:30 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 (1:30 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. Other hiking options available in case no days are rainy.

  • Breakfast at the accommodation

  • Options for activities include:

    • Washi paper making class

    • Soba Noodle making Class for lunch

    • Fruit picking

    • Sake Tasting

    • Candle making

    • Snow monkeys

    • Hokusai Museum

    • 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.

20% Deposit to Reserve Your Place

90 Days Prior to Departure: 40% Due

​30 Days Prior to Departure: 40% Balance Due

PACKING LIST

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

  • Toiletries

  • Waterproof jacket or windbreaker

  • Waterproof hiking pants

  • T-shirts (short and long sleeve) + fleece (depending on the season)

  • Water bottle

  • Worn-in waterproof hiking boots. Make sure you have worn them multiple times before the tour

  • Warm socks

  • Day pack/backpack and pack cover

  • ​Gloves (depending on the season)

  • ​Beanie/knit cap and/or ear warmers (depending on the season)

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Hiking poles

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 hiking or walking

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.