Virgin Forest and Peninsula Snowshoeing Tour in Shiretoko (January to March)

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Trek though a primeval forest only accessible during the winter, for views over the frozen Sea of Okhotsk. Get off the beaten track in Shiretoko National Park!

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Breath in the crisp air of this wintry wilderness, and enjoy the quiet time away from the stress of city life. See a peninsula jut into the bay, and explore an untouched forest filled with centenary trees.

Snowshoe though this area of wild natural beauty, and see local wildlife (like the cute Hokkaido deer, Ezo foxes and dark squirrels). Check out a dramatic frozen waterfall, known as 'Man's Tears' which overlooks the frozen expanse of the Sea of Okhotsk.

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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  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Pick-up and Drop-off in Utoro free (per group)
      Pick-up and Drop-off in Utoro free (per group)
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking guide
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  • 09:30 Meet at Shiretoko Arpa Office or Pick-up in Utoro Area
  • Arrive at Shiretoko Nature Center
  • Hike through a primeval forest
    20141208015023_1431877060_10560_9 The woodlands of Shiretoko National Park have remained almost entirely untouched and beautifully wild!
  • 11:30 Peninsula Point
    20141208015023_876368020_10560_9 See the peninsula jutting into the frozen waters of the Sea of Okhotsk.
  • 12:15 Man's Tears Waterfall
    20141208015131_2093078485_10560_9 Usually only visible by boat, this dramatic cliff waterfall runs directly into the Sea of Okhotsk.
  • Tour ends at Shiretoko Nature Center of Drop-off in Utoro Area
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Children of elementary school age and older may participate in this activity.
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 guides can provide basic assistance and guidance services, but are not fluent English speakers.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 4.
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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 54.03
USD 54.03

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Language Japanese
Pick-up Available
Availability Daily
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