Winter Snowshoeing around Shiretoko Five Lakes (January to March)

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Snowshoe through the wintry landscape of the Shiretoko Five Lakes and trek over the frozen lakes. Explore Japan's last true wilderness!

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The number of people allowed into the Shiretoko Five Lakes area per day is limited, so book in advance.

Hike through the expanses of untouched snow, surrounded by the quiet wilderness of Shiretoko National Park. Experience trekking over the clear frozen lakes, and seeing the local fauna in person! Gaze at the surreal vistas of the ice floes, a sparkling landscape of snow and ice.

Your professional nature guides will make sure you can enjoy the best of this UNESCO World Heritage Site's natural beauty in safety.


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Price
Meet at Shiretoko Arpa Office
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Adult/Child (Age 12 & over)
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The Shiretoko Arpa Office is located near JR Shiretoko Shari Station, inside the Utoro Onsen Local Bus Terminal.
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide
  • Schedule
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Starting time: 08:00 12:30
Starting time: 08:00 12:30
  • 08:00 Meet at Shiretoko Arpa Office
  • Snowshoe Adventure around Shiretoko Five Lakes (~3.5 hours)
    20141204020021_778713212_10560_0 Hike over the deep snow of the Shiretoko National Park, walking over the frozen lakes and catching views of some of the local fauna, like deer or foxes!
  • 12:30 Tour ends at Shiretoko Arpa Office
Package detail / Schedule
Pick-up in Utoro Area
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult/Child (Age 12 & over)
USD 58.43
USD 58.43
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 12 & over)
USD 58.43
USD 58.43
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 8:00~ 12:30~
Starting time: 8:00~ 12:30~
  • Pick-up in Utoro Area
  • Snowshoeing Adventure around Shiretoko Five Lakes
    20141204020021_778713212_10560_0 Hike over the deep snow of the Shiretoko National Park, walking over the frozen lakes and catching views of some of the local fauna, like deer or foxes!
  • Drop-off in Utoro Area
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Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • Participants must be over 140 cm in height, under 100 kg in weight, and must be able to hike for at least 4km.
    • We can do pick ups at hotels, port and highway rest stops in Utoro. Please make sure to specify where you wish to be picked up when booking. We cannot do pick-ups in locations over 40km away from JR Shiretoko-Shari Station.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Winter wear (jacket and pants)

    • Fleece sweater

    • Long sleeved shirt

    • Long pants

    • Rucksack

    • Ankle-high boots

    • Down jacket

    • Hat

    • Gloves

    • Energy rich foods (chocolate/ nuts etc..)

    • Drinks

      We have wind breakers (jackets and pants) available for rental for 500 JPY each.

      Snow shoe and shoe cover rentals are free.

      We have some gear available for free rental so feel free to use it if you wish.
    • Food and drinks may freeze, please wrap them in towels to ensure your supplies remain safe.
    • It is possible for the temperature to hit -10 degrees Celsius, so please bring extra clothing to ensure your safety and comfort.
Additional Note(s)
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    • The tour may be cancelled or cut short due to dangerous weather conditions, wildlife or if the guide decides it is too dangerous to proceed.
    • For your own safety, please follow the guide's directions. If you feel unwell, please let the guide know immediately.
    • There are no toilet facilities on the trail, so a stop will be made before the start of the tour. The guide will also bring 'portable toilets' (JPY 300).
    • Please do not smoke during the tour.
    • While we will take every care for your safety, in the case of injury or illness, we may not be able to cover cases which are not included in the tour insurance.
    • The gate to the road to the Five Lakes has set opening times, so please be very mindful of time.
    • The 2,000 JPY fee to enter the Shiretoko Five Lakes area is included in the tour fee.
    • The guides can provide basic assistance and guidance services, but are not fluent English speakers, and may use electronic translation applications.
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Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 58.43
USD 58.43

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Language Japanese
Pick-up Available
Availability Daily
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