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Snow Canyon Walking

Outdoor Recreation & Leisure Travel Services

Note: This event has already passed.

Let’s go to Ogisawa, the gateway to the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine route, which is a sightseeing course across the Northern Japan Alps. From Ogisawa, we will take an eco-friendly transportation and head to Murodo plateau. Enjoy riding on a trolleybus, cable car, gondola and tunnel trolleybus. Murodo, which has an altitude of 2,450m/8038ft, is famous for having some of the heaviest snowfall in the world. Snow canyon walking is a big spring event which you can walk between 15m/49ft tall snow walls. Enjoy 45 minutes of walking on snow and take in beautiful views of the Tateyama Mountains. Our destinations are difficult places to visit on your own due to conservation laws (POV restrictions). Do not miss this opportunity. You may be able to try a hot spa, which is located on the highest peak in Japan!

 ♣ Mikurigaike Hot Spa (0900-1600): Adult (12+) Y800 Child (6-11) Y600
 ♣ Rental Bath Towel Y300

*Average temperature at Murodo at the end of May at 9am is 8C (46F) and sometimes snows. Do not forget to bring/wear winter clothes.
*It is not recommended for small children due to the long bus ride.

Bring/Wear: Suitable shoes to walk on the snow (water proof trekking shoes are recommended), Warm Jacket, Water-repellent wears, knit Cap, Gloves, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, (Change of Clothes), Towel, Neck/Ear warmer, Yen for lunch and anything you may need.


Adult (12+) $154, Youth (6-11) $107, Child (0-5) $61 (Eco-friendly transportation ride, Guide, Transportation included)

Registration Information

*In Person 
Stop by the Outdoor Recreation office, located in building 267! 

*Telephone 263-4671 
Give us a call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.~ 7 p.m. or weekends from 8 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. We are closed for all U.S Federal Holidays. 

Leisure Travel Services