Gassan is still an unexplored area by foreign tourists. Local tradition culture is still being kept about a thousand years ago and the mountain scenery is breathtaking. Learn the REAL Japanese way of life and become one at the end of the journey!
Snowshoeing is the perfect guide for relaxing in the mountains. Mt Gassan has the heaviest snow fall in the world where over 10 meters of snow is covered in this area. Go trekking in this white and silence world, experience making snow chair table and cook Japanese hot noodle during lunch time in the trek.
Other activities include Japanese paper making, visit local house, mountain worshipping and relieve the weariness in a real local Japanese Onsen – hot spring.
Accommodation is in local wooden cottage and the journey is guided by local licensed professional mountain guides.
This journey would proof to be an amazing one for those living in a snowless country where professional guide takes you into a wonderful white world.
Date of event: 31 Jan – 4 Feb 14 (Depart SIN 31 Jan 2200, Arrive SIN 04 Feb 0615)
Cost based on min 2 pax: $2400 per person
~ Flight by ANA ECONOMY ticket + taxes to Shonai Airport ~ FULL board meal (Lunch 01 Feb – Lunch 03 Feb) ~ Accommodation 2N ~ Local transfers, ~ Activities: Snow trekking and visiting country people’s house, ~ Rental (Every winter clothes, back pack, shoes, and other needed commodity will be prepared by local partner)
Day 1 (01 FEB 2014)
Arrival at Shonai airport and transfer to the Northern Japanese traditional restaurant. After lunch visit to the local market to purchase food to carry to the snow mountain. Transfer by car (an hour) and arrive at Nishikawa town. Check in to the hotel and transfer to the hot spring for a welcome party.
Day 2 (02 FEB 2014)
After breakfast, transfer to the Mt. Gassan region. Start the trek from 600 m and reach approx 1300 m, the highest altitude for the day. The trek is approximately 4 hours. On arrival, prepare the dining area with tables and chairs and enjoy cooking Japanese hot noodle. After trek, proceed to hot spring to soak in the warm water and wash away the fatigue.
Day 3 (03 FEB 2014)
Today we visit the villages house. Drinking tea, eating Japanese-style food, talking with villagers, and making friendship with villagers. Lunch is at a local restaurant, where locals are the commoners. One can experience interaction with the locals and absorbing their culture !!! Transfer to Shonai airport for your flight home
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