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Snow hiking with Kanjiki

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Explore snowy Akita Shirakami on traditional Japanese snowshoes!

Snow hiking with Kanjiki

Try a different kind of snow hiking experience at the foot of World Heritage Site Shirakami Sanchi! Strap on your kanjiki (traditional Japanese snowshoes) and set off to discover the scenic snowscapes of the lesser-known yet charming Akita Shirakami area in Akita Prefecture – home to one of Japan’s beloved national treasures, the Akita Inu!

Interested? Try snowshoeing with kanjiki at the locations listed below.

Snowshoeing at the foot of Shirakami Mountains – one of Japan’s first-ever world heritage sites!

This snowshoeing activity in Fujisato Town will take you on a memorable journey through untouched old beech and Akita cedar trees in proximity to the Shirakami Mountains. Warm up along the way with coffee brewed from Shirakami’s pristine waters and toasted marshmallows. Afterwards, head to the nearby Yunosawa Hot Spring Village for a warm and relaxing soak. Enjoy hearty local meal at Roadside Station Mori-no-Eki before or after the activity.

Participants can choose between kanjiki or snowshoes for this course.
*Snowshoes are recommended for the longer trail.


Operation period
Winter (depends on snowfall conditions)
Notes / Other
More details regarding this activity can be found on the booking page.

Book through the following sites

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