Night-time Forest Snowshoe Tour

This special tour is limited to the winter season, where you walk through the forest at night using snowshoes. The snow crunches as you step on in the complete silence of a night-time forest, creating a surreal atmosphere that it is just you and nature. If the conditions permit, you can also enjoy stargazing hundreds of thousands of stars which open out above you in a pitch black sky.

Reservation for this tour

  1. Tour Detail
  2. What to bring
  3. Notice

Period
From January 14 to March 12, 2023

Time
19:30 pm – 9:30 pm (-2 hours).

Price
Adults (13 years old or older) – 4,000 JPY
Children (6 to12 years old) – 3,000 JPY

*We only accept cash payment at the start of the tour.
If you are staying at any of the Kitakobishi group hotels, you can pay at the check-out.

Requirement
6 years or older.

Meeting place
We will pick you up at the lobby of your accommodation. (Utoro area only)

Pick up time
The meeting time is different depends on the meeting place you requested.
For detailed meeting time, please confirm below.

Detailed Meeting Time

-People who chose "Your Accommodation"-

*Yuhino Ataru Ie ONSEN HOSTEL/KIKI Shiretoko Natural Resort/Shiretoko Dai-ichi Hotel/Hotel Shiretoko/
20min before the starting time of the tour

*Shiretoko Village/Shiretoko Hostel Hanare/ Bon's Home/ Shiretoko Pereke/ Kiraku / Shiretoko Lantern/ Ishiyama/ Iruka Hotel/ Shiretoko Noble Hotel/ Shyutyo no Ie/
15min before the starting time of the tour

*Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel& Resort/Hotel Kifuu club Shiretoko/
10min before the starting time of the tour

-People who chose "Drive Resting Area, Utoro-Shirietoku"-
15min before the starting time of the tour

*We might be late due to other guests' situations.
*Please come to the agreed place on time. If late, you might be cancelled.

Booking
Please book by 5:30 pm of the tour day.

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Head
Woolen hat, neck-warmer

Tops
Waterproof jacket (or ski jacket), fleece jacket, sweater and long sleeve shirts.

Bottoms
Waterproof overtrousers (or ski trousers). It is strongly recommended to wear thick fabric trousers or tights underneath.

Shoes
Warm winter boots

Others
Gloves
Sunglasses or goggles are useful.
Bottle of water

Free rental items
Waterproof gloves, woolen hat, rain boots(not for cold weather), ski wear (jackets and trousers).
*These items are available on a first come, first serve basis. You can reserve items in advance if necessary.

  • Please note that encounters with wildlife are not 100% guaranteed.
  • Depending on natural conditions, the end time may vary slightly. Please join our tours with time to spare.
  • There is no restroom available in the field. Please keep this in mind before starting the tour.
  • It can be -20 degree Celsius in mid-winter. Please prepare warm clothing beforehand.
  • As the field conditions can change, (please be aware that) we cannot be fully responsible for and prevent nature-caused incidents. (Please be aware of your own responsibility to protect yourself.) Also please be responsible for your own body condition. If you do not feel good, please consider cancelling the tour.
  • Please come to the agreed place on time. If you are late on the day, we might cancel you so that the other guests can go on tour.
  • Cancellation is free up to 2days before the tour. After 2days a cancellation fee of 20% of the tour cost will be charged if you cancel 2days before the tour, 50% if you cancel the day before and the full tour cost if you cancel on the day of the tour.
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