Sasagamine & Yumemidaira Trekking tour

7500yen/person
9:00 - 16:00 Minimun 2 people Pickup Service

A giant trees standing in a deep mountain forest on the border between Nagano and Niigata

Sasagamine Plateau is located at 1300m above sea level and is surrounded by mountains of over 2000m to 2400m. People started to inhabit this deep mountainous area since 18th century.. Yumemidaira is a forest that we can get to by across the Sasagamine dam. There used to be a lumbermill here, and forestry wood workers and their families lived in this deep mountain forest. We are going to walk on a hiking trail,which used to be a trolley rail route, and will get into the deep forest. Then we will see a huge old Katsura tree, (Maybe over 800 years old) which can be called the elder of the forest, stands proudly there. Since it is a course with few ups and downs, even beginner hikers can enjoy it. Why don't you walk in the beautiful sasagamine forest and refresh your mind and body?

Walk with a licensed forest therapy guide

The guide who take you through the forest is a forest therapy guide certified by Shinano Town.

Beginner hikers are also welcome!

Unlike mountain climbing, even there are some ups and downs, it will mostly be a flat forest walk.

Present photos of your tour memories!

Your guide will take pictures of you during the hike and give them as a memory of your trip after the tour. (Only for those who wish)

Imagine the lives of woodworkers here 100 years ago

In every winter,this forest is completely closed due to the heavy snow and people couldn't go to and from the outside world. But about 30 to 50 people used to live here all through the year. I'm sure it was simple, and it was a life that we today have a lot to learn.

Tour Details
7500yen/person
  • Minimum number of people: 2 (If you want to attend the tour even only yourself, it can be held for 13000 yen)
  • Maximum number of participants: 8
  • 35,000 yen for groups of 5 to 8 people
  • What to bring: Easy-to-move clothes, trekking shoes, rain wear, drinks, snack, insulation clothes, small backpack, etc
  • The above fee includes guide fee and travel insurance fee. (Lunch fee is not included)

Trip Itinerary

Meeting place: Myoko Kogen Station or Sasagamine Otomi Lake Bus Stop, etc. Please contact us for more details

8:40 AM - Meet
Meet at Myoko Kogen Station. After a brief explanation of the tour, we moved to the tour starting point by Guide’s car.
9:15 AM - Tour Start
First, cross the dam bank to the opposite and climb the steep stairs. Looking back, there is a magnificent view of the famous peaks of Kubiki mountain range such as Mt. Hiuchi, Mt. Yakeyama, and Mt. Kanayama.
10:45 AM - Yumemidaira Marsh
After passing through the beech forest and the birch forest, you will reach the Yumemidaira Marsh. In early spring, skunk cabbage spreads all over with Mt. Mitahara in the background.
13:00 PM lumber mill ruins.
In a place in the deep deep forest, there is a former lumber mill ruins.
13:15 PM Lunch time at Huge Katsura tree
Finally, we will meet the elder of the forest. Enjoy the lunch here.
16:00 PM Tour Finish
Return to the Otomi Lake bus stop and the tour is over! Back to Myoko Kogen Station by the guide’s car.

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