It is our last day on the Shinetsu Trail. It is very sad to leave this place,,,.
Walking through the tunnel
home.. Thank you very much everyone! Hope you had a wonderful time in
Japan with Great Hikes Japan by Yamnuska Mountain Tours.
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Here are 2 more parts of Shinetsu Trail, having a rest day in between for meeting famous snow monkeys. One of the highlights of the tour is to stay in Nozawa Onsen Village, a village that is renowned for its hotsprings. It is such a unique place, in this village, you are able to walk outside in Yukata for shopping, eating at one of food stalls along the narrow street, often covered with the steam from hotsprings water running through town's drainage.
Ooyu, one of public baths you can enjoy in Nozawa Village.
Yamnuska in Japan!
Green tea pot.
Amazing dinner with happy folks.
Yeah, it is your holiday,
A must visit place, snow monkey park in Nagano.
A good mix of evergreen leaves and deciduous leaves.
A biiiig leaf of magnolia.
A little spot for a break
We enjoy lunch along the trail
We were lucky to be able to see local's harvesting rice.
Fresh vegetables, meat, seafood. Can you ask more?
Game time! Staring our journey from Mt.Madarao, the highest point of Shinetsu Trail.
Mountains in Silhouette
Yama-san, our local guide provides a level of local knowledge and gives additional flexibility and ensures safety on the trail.
My favorite tree.
Kaiseki meal, a first class Japanese course meal
I am so happy to see everyone came to dinner in a traditional bath robe, Yukata.
You look great!
Walking across vegetable farms,
Walking through a mountain village
Stretch your legs
Listen to your guide at all times,,,
Not a bad ad of our company.
Gorgeous beech forest
On the way to our overnight accommodation.
Shinetsu Trail Tour in 2016 was very successful again! Same as last year's, Everyone walked through the entire trail over 5 days, experienced local culture in the area, enjoyed meeting with people in Japan.
Some of the guests had been to Japan before but never been to these places we'd visit during the tour. I personally love this trip, not only to enjoy the adventure, but sharing and learning new things about my own country with the guests.
We always do the best to offer the guests the opportunity of the cultural experience on top of hiking experience to make this tour unique and special.
Hope to have more hikers from North America joining our Japan tour in the future.
Please enjoy it!
We took a train from Shinjuku to Mt.Takao for hike.
The trail is well-maintained and signed, and we noticed how clean the trail was. Basically no trash on the trail that welcome hundreds of hikers everyday. Later in our hike, we found it out why it is kept so clean because there are hikers voluntarily clean the trail as they hike!
We had to do it,,.
Omikuji, an Oracle. How lucky today are you?
Eto, Japanese Zodiac. 2015 is the year of the sheep in Japanese Zodiac.
Dango, Japanese dumpling and sweet.
I took them to Sushi Train in Shinjuku. It was a whole new experience for everyone!
I wore a hut, a big hut with Canada flag on it so everyone can see me in a commute rush in Tokyo,,.
Next day, headed to Nagano.
The main street that leads you to the main temple, Zenkoji, Nagano.
Mitaraiba, a place to purify your body and mind.
Soba noodle shop! and beer of course!
Washi, a Japanese paper making session at Morinoie.
スキルアップ・イベント ガイドの休日 エスプラナーデ縦走 ミスタヤロッジ スコーキーロッジ オーロラ G7T バックパッキング グループ 氷河湖 紅葉 レイクオハラ プライベート・ツアー アシニボイン オリジナルツアー デイハイキング スタッフトレーニング