Hiking in the snowy wilderness of Mt. Akagi

Climb into the wilderness of the snowy mountains, closest to Tokyo

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    Want to experience the snowy mountains of Japan? Then, let's explore the beautiful snow capped mountain scenery in Mt. Akagi, the closest snow mountain from Tokyo!

    It's difficult to climb onto it due to the intense cold and various risks involved. In this tour, the guide who is familiar with the snow mountain climbing will guide you, so you can easily enjoy the world where the harsh nature spreads out of the ordinary.

    You will be taken to the nearest station to Mt. Akagi, JR Maebashi station which is about 1 hour by train from Tokyo. Every year, from late December to March, the summit of Mt. Akagi is well covered with snow. One of the unique charms of Mt. Akagi is that you can drive halfway and start hiking from the parking lot.

    We will gather at Maebashi Station, rent a car and head for Mt. Akagi. Mt. Akagi is easily accessible from Maebashi city and before you know, we will arrive there while watching the approaching mountains! After visiting Akagi Shrine, head to Fudo Waterfall. Get lost into the wilderness of the snow-capped mountains and fresh air that will make you forget the stress from the daily life. Later, we will hike along a stream which will lead to a large ice-covered waterfall. We bet that you will be overwhelmed by its power surely!

    After visiting the waterfall, come back to the parking lot and head towards Mt. Akagi. The frozen lake is one of the most famous spots for fishing smelts in Japan. The mountain is covered with snow and the crimson colored Akagi Shrine which is built next to the frozen lake looks mystical!

    While seeing the snowy view and hiking on Mt. Kurobi that is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan, we will get to the summit in no time! Let's enjoy the panoramic view from the observation spot :) Don't miss on the mesmerising winter wonderland! Where we should go after hiking is, the hot spring! Let's stop by Akagi Hot Spring and get refreshed!

    The highlight of Mt. Akagi in winter is that only a limited number of people can experience winter wonderland with snow and ice! Why don't you experience the snowy wilderness, hidden in the snow-capped mountain, Mt. Akagi with GuruGuru Guide??

    Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19.

    1. Try to wash our hands frequently

    2. Let the guides wear a mask during the plan

    3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant

    4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side)

    5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible

    For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below.

    <JNTO official website>


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    Basic information

    • Transportation

      By foot

    • Total number of participants


    • Transportation

      By car

    • Location

      Mt. Akagi

    • Time

      9 hours

    • hiking
    • nature


    Customized private tour by GuruGuru Guide

    Points to consider

    ・The customer may rent the car himself but the guide will have to do the driver's registration for you. / It can be little hard nature activity so this plan is for the people who are confident about their physical strength.

    What to prepare

    The equipments for winter mountain(Ask the details from your guide)/ international driving license / passport(These are required when you rent a car)

    Cancellation policy

    ・Cancellations made within14 daysprior to the tour will incur charges.

    ・If you feel uneasy or suspected to be infected due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (n-Covid19), you can cancel it for no charge. Please notify us on


    Meet up with the guide at JR Maebashi Station

    JR Maebashi Station is about 1 hour from JR Ueno Station or JR Tokyo station. If you wish to change the meeting point, please contact us and we can mutually decide it!

    Rent a car and head to Akagi Shrine(1hour)

    Let's feel the history of Akagi Shrine! The guide will show you how to pray there :)

    Explore Fudo Waterfall(2hours)

    The large waterfall is usually frozen in winter. There are few people in winter so you can enjoy the amazing frozen waterfall and mystic atmosphere.

    Arrive in the area halfway up Mt. Akagi!(40 mins)

    Let's enjoy the view of winter wonderland while driving!

    Hiking to the summit of Mt. Kurobi(3 hours)

    Let's head to the summit while seeing the beautiful frozen lake. Although it's not so hard to hike, you will experience the highlight of snow mountain here!

    Feel relaxed in Akagi hot spring(40 mins)

    After hiking, let's get refreshed by experiencing Japanese local hot spring!

    Meeting place for this plan

    JR Maebashi Station *you may discuss with us if you want to meet at some other station in Tokyo*

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