Jan 19, 2011

Jan 27th(Thu)~ Snowtrekking and onsen tour in Kita-hiroshima

Jan 27th(Thu)~ Snowtrekking and onsen tour in Kita-hiroshima!!!!!

All inclusive tour that takes you from the city center into the (hopefully) snowbound northern mountains of Hiroshima Prefecture in just 90min. On arrival, the day starts with a guided snowshoe trek to the designated The natural monument "Tengu-shide" grove of trees. These twisted hornbeams look particularly distinctive when their branches are loaded with snow.

After the trek, you can warm yourself up with a soak in an onsen hot spring and a simple, but hearty lunch of tofu-nabe and rice.

As the bus is going to take you back to the city, you don't have to worry about indulging in the different varieties of high quality daiginjo sake produced at the Oigame brewery. Then after a 30 minute pit stop, you can sleep off the sake on the way home.

Tour Schedule

  • 08:00 Depart Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen side)
  • 08:20 Depart Midorii JR Station
  • 09:30-12:30 Guided snowshoe trekking
  • 12:30-14:00 Tawara Onsen and Tofu-nabe lunch
  • 14:20-15:00 Oigame sake tasting and Edo-era brewery tour.
  • !5:10-15:40 20min stop at the "Mai road Chiyoda" rest stop
  • 16:10 Arrive Midorii JR Station
  • 16:40 Arrive Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen side)
Price: ¥8500

NB: Two guides accompany the snow trek and beginners are welcome.

This is a tour aimed at Japanese customers and they probably don't expect to get any non-Japanese participants. This doesn't mean non-Japanese people should be hesitant about joining, just to let you know that they may be surprised if you call.

If you do join in, please let them know where you heard about the tour - they have no idea who we are, but it would be nice if they did :)


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1 comment:

  1. Hi Chika,
    Thank you for the information. This is very nice! I would like to join on Feb 11. How can I call or contact the tour reservation? From: Hazel Ann