Shinetsu Trail Tour 2016 Oct 13 to Oct 23 [Part 4]

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It is our last day on the Shinetsu Trail. It is very sad to leave this place,,,.
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The art of the color

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Walking through the tunnel

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No editing this one,,, It is so colorful

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Cool spot for a break

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No word needed,,

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Lookout points along the way

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Our lunch spot. Not too bad!

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We have bear in the mountains. Yes, bear. No surprise for Canadian hikers eh?

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The last climb to the end of the trail

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Happy faces!

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Good job friends!

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We celebrate our accomplishment!

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We enjoyed the trip! and Sake!


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A certificate for the accomplishment of walking through the trail! Well done!
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Before catching a bullet train to Tokyo, we made a stop at farmer's market

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There, we had a wonderful breakfast.

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Next day, our guests made their way to the Airport to catch a flight to their
home.. Thank you very much everyone! Hope you had a wonderful time in

ヤムナスカ・ガイド / 篠崎 洋昭(しのざき ひろあき)ガイドプロフィールはこちらから
Yamnuska Guide / HIROAKI SHINOZAKIGuide Profile Click Here

信越トレイル特別ウェブサイトはこちらから
Special website of the Shinetsu Trail Tour Click Here

# by ymtours | 2016-12-21 09:06 | 日本の山旅 | Comments(0)

Shinetsu Trail Tour 2016 Oct 13 to Oct 23 [Part 3]

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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.

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Ooyu, one of public baths you can enjoy in Nozawa Village.

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Yamnuska in Japan!

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Green tea pot.

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Amazing dinner with happy folks.

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Yeah, it is your holiday,

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A must visit place, snow monkey park in Nagano.

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A good mix of evergreen leaves and deciduous leaves.

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A biiiig leaf of magnolia.

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Stunning

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Sign post

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A little spot for a break

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We enjoy lunch along the trail

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We were lucky to be able to see local's harvesting rice.

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Fresh vegetables, meat, seafood. Can you ask more?


# by ymtours | 2016-12-21 08:33 | 日本の山旅 | Comments(0)

Shinetsu Trail Tour 2016 Oct 13 to Oct 23 [Part 2]

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Game time! Staring our journey from Mt.Madarao, the highest point of Shinetsu Trail.

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Mountains in Silhouette

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Yama-san, our local guide provides a level of local knowledge and gives additional flexibility and ensures safety on the trail.

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My favorite tree.

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Kaiseki meal, a first class Japanese course meal

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I am so happy to see everyone came to dinner in a traditional bath robe, Yukata.

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You look great!

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Walking across vegetable farms,

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Walking through a mountain village

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Stretch your legs

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Listen to your guide at all times,,,

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Not a bad ad of our company.

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Gorgeous beech forest

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On the way to our overnight accommodation.


# by ymtours | 2016-12-21 08:23 | 日本の山旅 | Comments(0)

Shinetsu Trail Tour 2016 Oct 13 to Oct 23 [Part 1]

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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!

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We took a train from Shinjuku to Mt.Takao for hike.

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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!

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We had to do it,,.

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Omikuji, an Oracle. How lucky today are you?

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Eto, Japanese Zodiac. 2015 is the year of the sheep in Japanese Zodiac.

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Dango, Japanese dumpling and sweet.

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I took them to Sushi Train in Shinjuku. It was a whole new experience for everyone!

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I wore a hut, a big hut with Canada flag on it so everyone can see me in a commute rush in Tokyo,,.

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Next day, headed to Nagano.

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The main street that leads you to the main temple, Zenkoji, Nagano.

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Mitaraiba, a place to purify your body and mind.

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Impressive building.

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Soba noodle shop! and beer of course!

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Washi, a Japanese paper making session at Morinoie.


# by ymtours | 2016-12-21 07:38 | 日本の山旅 | Comments(0)

カナダ旅行者へお知らせ - 「カナダの渡航には eTA(電子渡航認証)」




2016年9月30日から、カナダ渡航の際に空路をご利用の場合、全ての渡航者に義務づけとなりましたeTA(電子渡航認証)の最新情報をご案内いたします。
日本語の解説ページも公式に公開されましたのでこちらをご覧下さい。

現在日本語案内のPDFファイルもあり、以前よりも理解しやすくなりました。
時間も15分ほどで終了し、即日発行されるとのことを確かめるために私たちは実際に申請してみました。
結果、申請画面自体は「英語」のままなので、日本語の案内を照らし合わせながら記入する必要がございます。

そこで、当社スタッフが政府公式サイトだけでは分かりづらい点もありますので、
カナダの渡航にたいしてハードルがあがらないように、少しでも申請のお手伝いができたらという想いでご案内しました。

■ eTA(電子渡航認証)の申請方法⇒ここをクリック

皆さん、カナダで素晴らしいご旅行になることを心から願っております!

ヤムナスカマウンテンツアーズ スタッフ一同より

# by ymtours | 2016-12-17 01:39 | お知らせ | Comments(0)