Snowshoeing: Breathtaking Icefall(Hachimantai Mountain Hotel Nature Guide Station)

Limited time only; Snowshoeing: Breathtaking icefall

This snowshoe trek tour takes you to see the frozen Nanataki. Nanataki is a waterfall along a climbing trail called “Nanataki Course” on Mt. Iwate, selected as one of Japan’s 100 Famous Mountains (100 mountains all over Japan were selected based on character, history, and distinctiveness by writer and mountaineer Kyuya Fukada for writing a book of essays called, One Hundred Mountains of Japan (1964)).

 <This 25 m-high large waterfall freezes every year between late January and early February.>

 ❶ Take the ski lift to almost the same elevation as the waterfall to conserve your stamina for snowshoeing.

 ❷ Enjoy views of the frozen waterfall while traveling through the forest on snowshoes.

 ❸ Navigate safely and worry-free with a climbing guide from the Japan Mountain Guides Association.

 ❹ During the season, reservations are accepted until 4 p.m. of the previous day.

General Information

*Includes rental equipment
Snowshoes and poles
(Additional charges for shoes)
Opening Times
9:00am - 6:00pm
Open all year
3.5 hours
Minimum participants: 2
Advance notice is required for assistance in Chinese.
COVID-19 Prevention Measures: Avoiding the "3 Cs" (closed spaces, crowded places, close-contact settings), health screenings, temperature checks, disinfecting hands, guidance via audio device.


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