Let's Connect with nature,
have an adventure

Hiking in the beautiful beech forest, E-Bike Cycling in rural Japan’s Satoyama landscape, Snowshoeing in a calm winter forest…

SHINANO DISCOVERY offers the experience that gives you a deeper sense of the beautiful nature, local people’s lives, and the breath of history of North Nagano area throughout the year.

Shinano Town is surrounded by beautiful peaks around 2000m to 2500m above sea level, and has a nostalgic satoyama landscape and beautiful nature unique to a snowy country.

Our aim is that guests can get to know and experience the local’s life and the stunning natural beauty here.

Let’s explore the hidden gem of Japan together

Hiking & Trekking

We offer various tours according to your experience and physical strength, such as, climbing Mt. Hiuchi, one of Japan's 100 famous mountains, walking along the Togakushi Pilgrimage trail, and challenging the Northern Alps multiple days trekking.

Go for the snow adventure

Why don't you wear snowshoes and take a walk in the pure white forest? Snowshoeing along the huge 400 years old cedar trees of Togakushi Shrine and walking on a frozen lake are the special experiences only in beautiful winter.

Enjoy rural Japan E-Bike tour

A special cycling tour which you can enjoy Satoyama scenery and local culture of north Nagano. We will ride the trails of unpaved forest roads and old farm trails with the latest E-MTB!

“ Great fun with family ” We had a great day out in the snow with snowshoeing. Good fun that needs a lot of energy. We would like to rate our guide Kouhei a 6-star out of 5 review as he did an outstanding job for organising our group of 7 with a joyful and good pace tour. Excellent English and easy communications. Highly recommended.
From Australia
The guide is super nice and friendly and positive, smily, great and sweet!! The cycling course was perfect as we rode the bike in the middle of the beautiful rice fields and stopped by an incredibly beautiful lake. E-Bike was also super nice!!
From Taiwan