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Frozen Waterfall Trekking

This is a snowshoe trekking tour to the magnificent and sacred frozen waterfall deep in the mountain of  Hida-Osaka.  The trekking to the frozen waterfall and the forest bathing in the silent snow-capped forest will be something you will long remember.

Waterfall of magnificent frozen pillars like an art.


The frozen waterfall gets as big as 15 meters (50 feet) high and 5 meters (16 feet) wide. It starts forming in early November and will drop and disappear by the end of April. The local guide who knows the area better than anyone will take you to the waterfall in all its beauty. The trail is about total 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) and takes about 4. 5 hours round trip.  It’s a complete snow trail which requires snowshoes and spikes. The trail starts at an altitude of 1,800 meters (5,900 feet). There, the air gets as cold as -20 ℃ (46 ℉), and the snow piles up as high as 2 meters (6.6 feet). Physical toughness and the ability to walk and stay outside in these conditions is necessary for this tour. During the tour, the guide will prepare a hot outdoor lunch. 


You will meet the guide at JR Hida-Osaka Station. And the guide will take you back to the station after the tour. JR Hida-Osaka station is just a train ride from JR Takayama Station for about 30 minutes.

<Time Table>

08:10 AM    Meet the guide at JR Hida-Osaka Station.

08:20 AM    Check the gear at Hida-Osaka Activity Base 

                   and leave for the trail head.

10:00 AM    Arrive at the trail head.

10:30 AM    Start trekking with all the gear on.

12:00 AM    Arrive at the frozen waterfall site.

                   Enjoy the time around and lunch.

01:15 PM    Leave the site

03:00 PM    Return to the trail head.

                    Leave for JR Hida-Osaka Station.

04:30 PM    Arrive at JR Hida-Osaka Station.

                    Finish the tour.

<What to bring>

- Warm clothes (Fleece or light down jackets are recommended).

- Knitted cap, sunglasses, and drink.

***Rain jacket and coat, snow boots, and snowshoes are available for free. Sizes are limited. 216WORKS will ask your size at the time of reservation.

- Desired items and items available for free rent are listed in "What to bring PDF."


- JPY 16,500 per person, including tax

- JPY 30,000 for a private arrangement

<Payment method>

Advance payment by credit card



-Please read through "Winter requirement PDF" to make sure you are eligible for the tour. 

-Please make a reservation at least 3 days before the tour date.

- Please book via the contact form indicating your name and your contact info. Please also make sure to indicate the desired tour name and the tour date.


- 50 % of the tour price will be charged to participants who cancel their tour by 5:00 PM on the day before the tour date. 

- The full fee will be charged to participants who cancel their tour after 5:00 PM on the day before the tour date.


JPY 16,500

per person, including tax

Min. 2 people / Max.  7 people

This tour is conducted with mixed groups. A private tour is available for additional JPY 30,000 per group.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
from January 27, 2024
to March 3, 2024
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