"Snowshoe Hiking & Forest Cafe" Half & Full Day Course

  • Program
    Half day with snack
    Adult (ages 13 and up): 4,500 yen
    Child (ages 6 to 12): 3,500 yen

    Full day with lunch
    Adult/Child: 15,000 yen
    time period
    15 Dec 2018 - 31 March 2019
    Half Day Course
    Total time approx. 2.5 hours

    Full Day Course
    Total time approx. 7 hours
    Language Japanese,English

Snowshoes make you free in the winter forest.

Experience silence in the forest, the powdery snow, the wonders of nature・・・
Snowshoes are the best way for those who wish to walk freely through Hokkaido's winter woods. Stroll through the fluffy powder and listen to the forest...

Snowshoes can be used by everyone, from children to the elderly. Choose from a half-day tour with snacks, or an full-day tour with lunch.

Our expert guides know the forest and can answer any of your questions about winter forests and animals. Our guides are also expert in playing and having fun in the snow!

*If you are traveling and find it difficult to bring heavy duty winter wear, or you might need some extra warmth, we have exra winter wear (size &style may vary) that is available upon request. Feel free to ask us at the time of booking.
  • Strolling through the forest, diving into the powdery snow or having a snow fight with your children. Time flies by so quickly!

  • You may come upon the footprints, nests and dens of small forest animals.

Program details
Program "Snowshoe Hiking & Forest Cafe" Half & Full Day Course
Program fee

Half Day tour with snack - Adults (ages 13 and up):4,500 yen
Half day tour with snack - Child (ages 5 to 12):3,500 yen
Full day tour with lunch - Adult (ages 13 and up):15,000 yen

Available time period

2018-12-15 - 2019-03-31

Required time * Half Day Course:Total time approx. 2.5 hours

* Full Day Course:Total time approx. 7 hours
group / party Up to groups of 30 people
Requirements for participation *Half day tour: Ages 6 and up
*Full day tour: Ages 6 and up
* Minimum 2 participants

* Single participants require an additional 2,000 yen for a half day tour, and 4,000 yen for a full day private tour.
Things to bring / required items * Jacket/trousers (ski wear), warm clothes, gloves, winter cap, warm winter boots

*If you are traveling and find it difficult to bring heavy duty winter wear, or you might need some extra warmth, we have exra winter wear (size &style may vary) that is available upon request. Feel free to ask us at the time of booking.

* This activity takes place in below-freezing conditions, so it is recommend that you wear a sweater, long pants, thick socks,etc.

Included in this fee Guide fee, equipment rental fee, outdoor insurance fee, snacks or lunch, sales tax.

Meeting location Donkoro Yagai Gakko (Donkoro Outdoor School) - reception desk of loghouse training building
Address of meeting location 1074 Ochiai,Minamifurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido,Minamifurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido

From Sapporo:
2 hours drive: Take Hokkaido East Expressway( Dotoh)→Tomamu IC →Route 136 towards Ochiai→Donkoro

1 hour and 40 minutes by JR Express train from JR Sapporo station→ JR Tomamu( pick up is available upon request at JR Tomamu station)

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Pick Up Service Pick up and drop off available from the nearest JR train station (Tomamu Station, Ochiai Station). Please ask us the time of booking.
Payment method Cash (yen) only, please pay at the site.
Language Japanese,English

Guides' recommendations,
highlights in this area
Follow trace of wild animals and guide will take you to a wonder world of Hokkaido Nature. After you have jumped into a powder snow, teatime with a cup of warm coffee and tea will gives you a special moment. You can choose 1/2 day short course with snacks or 1 day course with a lunch at mountain hat restaurant.


* Please inform us immediately regarding any changes or cancellations.

* This is an outdoor activity. Please understand that in the event of a drastic weather change, this event may need to be cancelled or rescheduled.

* In case of an accident, please understand that we can not compensate beyond our insurance coverage.

* Please follow the guide's instructions at all times.


Cancellation fee:
100% of the program fee (on the same day) 
50% (on the previous day)

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Operator Information
  • President
    MEGURO, Yoshishige

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  • Profile

    In 1987 I established Ochiai (Minami Furano) with the aim to become an outdoor activities personal trainer. I would like to show everyone how much fun Hokkaido's great nature is in all seasons!
    [We are accredited to the Hokkaido Outdoor Guiding Association]


    Let's go hiking through the forest on snowshoes! Choose Half day with snacks or 1 day with lunch.

    Company information

    Company:NPO Donkoro Outdoor School
    Address:1074 OchiaiMinamifurano-cho, Sorachi-gun Hokkaido

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