Ontake trekking

A snowshoe trekking tour to the magnificent and sacred frozen waterfall.
Waterfall of magnificent frozen pillars like an art.
The frozen waterfall gets as big as 20 meters (66 feet) high and 50 meters (164 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 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) and takes about 3 hours round trip.  It’s a complete snow trail which requires snowshoes and spikes.  The trail starts at an altitude of 1800 meters (5900 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>>

07:45 AM Meet the guide at JR Hida-Osaka Station.

08:00 AM Check the gear at Hida-Osaka Visitor Center 

                     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 PM Arrive at the frozen waterfall site.

                    Enjoy the time around and lunch.

03:00 PM Return to the trail head.

                     Leave for JR Hida-Osaka Station.

05:30 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.


- JPY 10,800 per person

- Payment: Cash on the day of the tour or PayPal.



- 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 make sure to indicate the desired tour name and the tour date.

JPY 10,800


​Minimum 2 people

Maximum  5 people

8:20 AM - 5:00 PM
​Every day
from Saturday January 26
to Sunday March 17, 2019