Jomon Snow Hike

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Jomon Snow Hike

The Jomon culture at the Snow Country had been sustained for ten thousand years until around the third century B.C. with the background of the growth of deciduous broadleaf trees at the inland and basin along the Shinano River. Living with the forest for such a long time, the people of the Jomon period created the unique, world-renowned “flame-shaped clay pots”. The advanced skill for the complicated form, that is exclusively observed in this area, tells of their highly developed mentality. This is the source of wisdom in the Snow Country passed on to today.
Jomon Snow Hike takes you to a Jomon hut by walking through the snow field with a guide. The hut that appears ahead of the field is covered with snow that is as tall as 2-3m, as if being a large igloo. A fire is made inside of it that may make you feel warmer than you probably thought. Please take your time arond the fire and imagine the old life in Jomon period.

Workshop for agriculture and Jomon culture NAJOMON

 Walking in the forest where the Jomo people also probably walked. This is a course with a gently rolling hill, easy to walk.

 

Workshop for agriculture and Jomon culture NAJOMON

As you go through the forest, a snow field appears as far as the eye can see and a Jomon hut ahead of it.

 

Workshop for agriculture and Jomon culture NAJOMON

Lunch around a bonfire. Feel the comfort of the Jomon housing with the warmth of the fire.

 

Plan Detail
Meeting place Yukiguni Kankosha at the west exit of JR Echigo Yuzawa station
Duration 15 January 2018〜19 March 2018
Excluded dates Every Tuesday
Timing 9:30〜15:30 (6 hours) Gather at the meeting place by 9:10
Group size 2〜8 people
Minimum no. of participants 2 adults
Price 8,000 yen per adult
Contact for reservation Snow Country Tourism Zone  025-785-5353
Application deadline 3 days in advance of the departure date
Cancellation terms In accord with Terms and Conditions ( Free of charge if cancellation was received by 4 days before departure, 20% fee is charged by 3 days, 30% by 2 days, 40% by the day before, 50% by the departing time, 100% if not showing up without contact)
Special gift  
Fees included in price Rental snow shoes, lunch, entrance fee, insurance
Condition
Age No special setting for a child
Weather There may be a change in route or cancellation of the tour in case that it is difficult to carry out due to the reasons the agency cannot control, such as natural disasters.
Other  Route may change depending on the road conditions
Itinerary
JR Echigo Yuzawa station 9:10---Local bus---10:15 Snow hike and lunch14:00---14:40 Local bus---15:30 JR Echigo Yuzawa station
Other
A technical guide will attend the tour. Please wear warm clothes for you will walk in the snow field. Please also bring rain wear.