1-Day Hike on Togakushi & Myoko with a Professional Mountain Guide

10 hours


Price: ¥ 12,500 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Niigata / Niigata

10 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


  • Recommended for those looking to go a step further than Togakushi.
  • Enjoy the vast nature of a national park, the local culture of worship, and tales of the area’s ancestors.
  • Perfect for those who prefer to a lengthy hike to mountain climbing.


A one-day hike from Togakushi to Sasagamine in Myoko with a local, professional mountain guide, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park. The ancient path between Togakushi and Myoko has long been traveled by those wishing to worship at Zenkoji Temple, Togakushi, and Mt. Myoko, and was thus known as a road of faith. At the same time, it was used as a road for transporting seafood from the Sea of Japan, as well for people who wished to visit therapeutic hot springs. The local water sources and forests provided the essentials for the local inhabitants. While walking the trail, see relics of water worship, remains of old sawmills, and more. Visitors can enjoy the guide’s explanations of nature as well as tales of local beliefs and lifestyles!

Activity Level

  • There aren’t any steap climbs or decents, but the trail is long, so a certain physical fitness is requires.

Technical Level

  • There aren’t any steep climbs/decents or rock walls, but the trail is long, so it best for people used to walking long distances.

Customer Review

The guide was wonderful and provided a hike full of history, culture, and nature. The trail was also full of variety and sights of great natural beauty.

Price Per Person

12,500 JPY

Clothing/Wha to bring

  • Appropriate mountain climbing clothing and shoes
  • Rain gear set
  • Backpack
  • Soft drink (1-2 liters)
  • Lunch and trail snacks
  • Cold weather attire (depending on the season)
  • Headlight
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses, etc.

Included in the fee

  • Guide fee (English language)

Not included in the fee

  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country)
  • Anything else not specified (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)



Event Duration

About 10 hours

Distance / Elevation

Distance: 16.1km
Elevation Climb: 899m

Age / Height:


Meeting Point

Ohashi Trail Head
(40 minutes’ walk from Togakushi Okusha Entrance)

Disbanding Point

Myoko-kogen Station
(On Echigo Yokimeki Line and Shinano Rail Way North Shinano Line)

Program Availability


Minimum Participants

2 – 10 people

Application Deadline

30 days in advance


6:45Meet at Ohashi Trail Head
6:45~7:00Briefing and prep
9:00Shindo Bungi
10:00West Trail Entrance
12:00Jizo Katsura Tree
12:40~15:40Sawmill and trolley remains ~ Otomi Lake
16:04Board bus at Otomi Lake Bus Stop
16:50Finish at Myoko-kogen Station

Cancellation Policy

■ Cancelation by the participant

  • 2 days prior 30%
  • A day before 50%
  • Same day/No show 100%

■ Cancelation based on provider’s decisions

  • There is a chance the route may change due to the weather.
  • There are times when the guide may determine that the tour be cancelled or stopped in the case that it would be unsafe for the customer, such as sudden bad weather or feeling sick during the tour. If the tour is canceled before departure, a 100% refund will be provided.

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