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Otaru Mt. Tengu Snowshoe Hiking Tour provided by 北海道ガイドZen

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Otaru Mt. Tengu Snowshoe Hiking Tour

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Explore the top of the mountain where many wild animals live. In the forest, looking for a little while you can find many footprints of rabbits, squirrels, foxes, raccoon dogs, weasels, and deers on pure white snow. If you are lucky, you may see the real animals. If you sharpen your senses, you can feel the signs of wild animals. And the summit overlooking the port town of Otaru and Japan Sea is breathtaking. If the weather is fine, you can see the tip of Shakotan Peninsula far away. This place is also a power spot. Tengu is said to have various benefits. Tengu has a long red nose. When you stroke the nose, It brings you good luck for health, prosperous business and road safety. Don’t worry if you ’ve never walked on the snow. Please rest assured to walk slowly. The Guide was born and grew up at the foot of Mt. Tengu until I was 18 years old. When I was a kid, I went skiing every day in winter. In summer, I often climbed to catch insects such as stag beetles, butterflies and grasshoppers. I really want to tell you the wonderfulness of Mt. Tengu, that has not just a view. By the way, I have been training self-defense and Zazen for 35 years. If you so wish, you can also experience self-defense and zazen. Please feel free to contact us in advance.
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Departure Point
2-chōme-16-15 Mogami, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0023, Japan
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Snowshoes, pole, snow boots and leg cover rental, binoculars rental
  • Accident insurance
  • Ropeway round trip fee
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Moose M wrote a review Feb 2020
Daly City, California5 contributions
After spending a day in the busy stressful Sapporo Snow Festival, the Mt Tengu hike was a welcome getaway from all the chaos. Akihito san brought us through an area that isn’t open to the public—not a tourist in site. We started with a safety lesson and then once we entered the
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Date of experience: February 2020
Stephen wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Yasu is a kind, knowledgeable and patient guide. Throughout the tour, he shared many interesting points about the forest and its animals and was very patient when we stopped throughout the tour to study any wildlife or scenery. We also got to try a brief Zazen meditation a few
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Date of experience: February 2020
j2tor wrote a review Feb 2020
Manila35 contributions10 helpful votes
It was the absolute best way to begin our vacation! Yasu was very considerate and patient with my family, as it is the first time in our lives that we saw so much snow! Yasu was very knowledgeable about the forest, its trees, plants, mushrooms, the different animal tracks in
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from yasuharaakihiro, Owner at Otaru Mt. Tengu Snowshoe Hiking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hi, j2tor. I also enjoyed hiking with you so much. Thank you very much! Come back to Japan again. I have more things and places I want to show you. See you again. I am so enviable you have a very nice family!
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SilentWolf wrote a review Jan 2020
20 contributions
coming from a place with no snow.. this activity is majestic~ the guide, yasu-san. is a very friendly person. in these snowshoeing activity, we are guided in the the section that is closed from public. so expect that the snow is thick and untouched. if there are any signs of
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from yasuharaakihiro, Owner at Otaru Mt. Tengu Snowshoe Hiking Tour
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Hi, Silent W. Thank you for your participants. Come back to Japan again. You will be more better at a Japanese next time we meet. I'll be waiting for you!! (^^)
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WLlove wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
I just done my tour early Jan morning and it was wonderful. The route was beautifully covered with snow with no one else but myself. Yasu san has shown me some animal footprints and telling me names of tress. Love the part he get ready some sugar for my snow eating session LOL.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from yasuharaakihiro, Owner at Otaru Mt. Tengu Snowshoe Hiking Tour
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Hi, WLlove. Thank you very much. I also enjoy walking around the forest where the snow is piled up and the road is gone, I enjoy the adventure and I love it. Let's explore the white world again with me!! (^^)
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By: 北海道ガイドZen
It was really great!(^^)
It was really a wonderful trip. After hiking in tengu mountaion, yasu guide me to other places which is really beau
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Had a good snow shoeing with friendly and knowledgeable person
Snow shoeing at Mt.Tengu was really fun with Yasu san, he knows about the entire area and he is very friendly . The
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Snow holiday to remember
This is indeed a snow holiday to remember! Everything is very well organised. Yasu provided accurate details of bus
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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