Togakushi Pilgrimage Trail Hiking tour

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

Hiking tour of the ancient pilgrimage trail connecting the five shrines in Togakushi

Togakushi Shrine has a very old history, which is the origin of the legend of Amano-Iwato, a Japanese myth. It is also considered as a sacred place for mountain worship, where the monks have been practicing in the steep mountains and caves since ancient times. On this tour, you will visit the five shrines enshrined in Togakushi and enjoy the hiking of the ancient trails and the beautiful nature of Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park.

Hidden gem of north Nagano

Togakushi has already appeared as a sacred place for mountain worship in ancient documents written over 1000 years ago. Feel the history and beautiful nature of Togakushi such as old cobblestones, 800 years old cedar trees, and so on.

Local special Togakushi soba for lunch

Togakushi is one of the most delicious soba producing areas in Japan. Each soba restaurants serve delicious soba noodles with their own ingenuity. For lunch, the guide will take you to the best soba restaurant. (For the people who have allergy to buckwheat, there are another options for lunch.

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)

The scenery changes with the seasons

A fantastic winter landscape all covered with white snow. Lots of flowers are blooming in Spring. Summer with a pleasant cool breeze. Autumn with a spectacular view of the forest dyed in red and yellow. Please feel the beauty of each of the four seasons.

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: Kurohime Station or Ichino Torii Gate, etc. Please contact us for details

8:30 AM - Meet
Meet at Kurohime station. After a brief explanation of the tour, we moved to the tour starting point.
9:00 AM - Tour Start
If the weather is nice, enjoy the spectacular view of the Northern Alps from the observatory and head to Hokosha shrine.
10:45 AM - Chusha District
The Chusha district is lined with many shukubo(Temple Lodges), soba restaurants, and Togakushi bamboo craft shops. It is said that the three huge cedar trees near Chusha shrine are over 800 years old.
11:20 AM Lunch
For a little early lunch after visiting Chusha, head to the delicious Togakushi soba restaurant.
13:00 PM Okusha Shrine
After lunch, head to the Okusha shrine. Beyond the Zuishinmon gate, there are a 400-year-old cedars line avenue.
14:30 PM Mirror Lake
Head to Kagamiike( mirror lake), a spectacular view of the Togakushi mountain range reflected on the surface of the lake.
16:00 PM Tour Finish
From the bus stop in the Chusha area, return to the place where the guide car is parked. (About 300 yen for the bus)

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