“Goshougake Nature Research Route” is a walking trail by Goshougake Onsen, where you can observe geothermal activities associated with volcanoes. The snowshoes route leads you through fluffy new snow at an altitude of 1000m. The sight can make you want to dive into the snow right away! At the destination Oyunuma, you can see close up the whizzing steam rising up. It is a rare spot where you can feel with allbody and soul the planet Earth itself. We also have a coffee break. After walking, take a day-time bathing of Goshougake Onsen recommended. ＊The short course is suitable for beginners and those that are not confident in their physical ability. ＊The long course is the scenic route with more up-down trails. Recommended for the more adventurous and those that want to fully immerse in the snow experience.
We will meet at the Tazawako Campground.
After the registration, the staff will explain the precautions to be taken at the tent site, and then you are free to go!
You can read a book, take a nap, invent your own way to spend your time!
And if you discover an interesting way to spend your time, please let us know too (lol)!
Go off the beaten path in Akita and discover places you'd never find on your own. This food-focused cycling tour takes you from Lake Tazawa, to a local farm near the lake to get ingredients for dinner, and then to a campground where you will enjoy a barbecue dinner of wild game and fresh vegetables as the sun sets over Lake Tazawa.
Hop onto eBike (Electric bikes) and let a native Akita local guide show you the treats that Nyuto Onsen village area has to offer. The tour will last about 2 hours.
We’ll start in Kyukamura and go through the beautiful beech forest to see the stunning beauty of greenery. Visit some onsens and learn facts that what is Onsen culture in Japan (NOT bathing), feel full of nature here as Nyuto Onsen village is in the national park. Then try 100% natural hot spring water foot bath, have coffee time in the forest.
Electric Bikes are not like motorcycles, they are simply bicycling with an electric pedal assist so no special riding skills are necessary.
The riding pace is at low speed so we can enjoy the views. We take many short breaks for pictures and stories.
Our electric bike tour is the best way to explore Nyuto Onsen village!
-Guest is 150cm (4.92 feet) tall and up can attend.
-No bicycles for kids / Child seats
-Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can ride in.
This tour goes through varied sceneries such as untouched forest mixed with broadleaf and coniferous trees and quiet marshland. As you explore the forest,the hidden pond of Naganuma suddenly appears.It is superb relaxation spot surrounded by primeval flora. With no wind, the pond’s surface reflect the woods like a mirror. At the entry point of this tour, you will be able to see steam spouting through the rocks in the Fuke-no-yu Onsen. We also have a coffee break. After walking, take a day bathing of Fuke-no-yu Onsen recommended.
* From Apil to May, we will take a stroll wearing snowshoes as snow still remains. Not only the mountain trails but discover the deep primeval forests that are normally inaccessible.
Learning the ancient ways of the indigenous Matagi people and experiencing their profound spiritual relationship with nature. Basing yourself in a wonderful, remote lodge for two-nights, Oriyama-san will take you out trekking in the mountains and valleys for the day, where its natural bounty is revealed. Dining will be a cornerstone of your experience, be it surrounding a bonfire out in the wilderness or feasting on Matagi staples such as ‘Kiritampo-nabe’, or more adventurous local game, back at the lodge. This is an experience for those interested in exploring Japan's natural world and culture on a deeper level than most, learning from 13,000 years of Matagi life in this region, and in sharing their environment in both gratitude and respect. The Northern Wilderness Immersion includes two-nights’ accommodation in a remote, luxury lodge, entry to a private outdoor onsen, all meals for the duration of your stay and a full day in the wilderness with Oriyama-san and an interpreter.
Travel to the country town of Odate in Akita prefecture by local bus from Morioka station. Experience a night with a local family in their house. Depending on the season and weather, there will be a variety of activities organized by the family for you to participate in, such as making dinner together, farm activities etc. Depending on the numbers, you may stay in separate farm houses.
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