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"Snowshoe Tour" - Explore a majestic winter wonderland in Biei.

Mid of December – End of March

Winter is the most beautiful season of the year.
Let’s go and see the most breathtaking view in Biei.

During the green season in Biei, you can see colorful patchwork hills which attract many tourists from around the world.
However, when is the best season to see Biei's beautiful scenery?
Fresh air, clear blue sky, and a winter wonderland of snow…
This tour is the best way to explore the stunning landscapes of Biei.
Take your time and enjoy every step through the fresh snow. Enjoy the beauty all around you.
(This is one of our special guided experiences made in collaboration with farmers in Biei. Please kindly note that you normally cannot enter the fields without permission.)

Enjoy every step through the fresh snow..

Let’s make a snow angel in fresh snow.

Frozen branches are natural decorations...

Accepting Status
Now Booking
Fee
Adult /Child fee (6 years and above.) ¥5,000
※Single participant fee applies ( Adult ¥6,000)
Date
Mid of December – End of March
Duration
Approximately 2~2.5 hours
Language
Japanese,English
Schedule
◆09:30 / 10:30  Meeting at Shiki-no-Jouhoukan
◆09:45-11:15 / 13:45 - 15:15  Snowshoeing
◆11:30 / 15:30 Back to Shiki-no-Jouhoukan

*The tour might be canceled due to bad weather.
*Please come to Shiki-no-Jouhoukan by car. The guide will lead you to the starting point. If you do not have a driver’s license or if you don’t plan on using a rental car, please let us know at the time of booking.
Conditions to participate
- Minimum number of participants (1 Adult or 1 Child accompanied by an adult.)
- Please supply us with the information below at the time of booking.
*Names as per passport and date of birth of all participants (for insurance purposes).
*A phone number that we can use to reach you before and on the day of the tour.
*Your shoe size in centimeters if you would like to borrow overshoe covers.
Things to bring/prepare
- Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing (ski / snowboard wear)
- Gloves, hats and scarves
- Warm, waterproof boots, preferably snow boots
※We can provide you with overshoe covers if you do not have snow boots.
- Sunglasses or snow goggles if necessary.
What's Included?
- Guide fee
- Farm Experience fee
- Snow shoes and overshoes fee
- Insurance
- Tax
Venue
Shiki-no-Jouhoukan (1-2 minutes on foot from the Biei Tourist Information Center / JR Biei Station) Google Maps
Transportation Service
No pick-up and drop-off service.
If you do not have a driver’s license or if you do not plan on using a rental car, please let us know at the time of booking.
Payment
Please pay on site in cash (Japanese yen only) or pay by credit card.
Terms and Conditions
COVID-19 INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES
・Please take care to confirm that you have not come down with a cold or a fever in the 2 weeks prior to the day of your tour. 
・On the day of the tour, if your temperature measures above 37C, we will ask you to refrain from participating (if we have to cancel your tour due to a temperature or ill health, a cancellation fee will not apply).  We will run each and every tour with a small number of participants in small groups, but we ask you to be mindful of the distance between yourself and other participants. 
・In solidarity with customers, we are asking our guides to stay 2 metres (or, 3 large strides) apart from participants and other guides.
・Our guides will be equipped with hands-free microphones or similar, so that their voices will carry without being raised when offering guiding explanations. When offering explanations, the guides will do so without facing clients. We appreciate your understanding in this regard.
・We will do everything we can to implement Covid-19 infection control measures while on tour, but infection control measures are not infallible. We ask that you participate with this in mind.

- The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather conditions (e.g. snowstorm).
- Please let us know your telephone number in advance. We will call you if cancellation looks likely.
- The tour can be customized to match your fitness.
- If you do not have ski wear, please let us know. We can lend you rental wear (additional 500yen per person).

We operate a cancellation fee for cancellations at the request of the client.
Please be aware of the below cancellation fees upon applying to join the program.
Day before: 50%
On the Day: 100%
After tour start time / no show: 100%
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