Experience life in the snow country in Akiyamago in the peak of winter

Fridays or Saturdays between Fri Jan - Sun 24 Mar 2019
Adult JPY24,000 / Children JPY18,000
Including two meals and shuttle service from and to Echigo-Yuzawa station
time limit
Three days before the date of your stay
start /
East exit of Echigo-Yuzasa station (bus terminal)/
East exit of Echigo-Yuzasa station (bus terminal)
Four groups per day

Katakuri House, an accommodation of renovated old primary school opens in winter for the first time. This tour provides participants an opportunity to experience life in the snow country. Shuttle service from and to Echigo-Yuzawa station is included.

Katakuri House

The village was exemped from having school due to its location and the school re-opened by local people's passion.

The school with 108-year history who has been transformed into an accommodation opens its door for the first time in winter.


Experience the thick blanket of snow, which can pile as high as 3m.

Shadow picture

Enjoy unique shadow picture by Jin Hasegawa

Dinner full of local delicacie

Taste distinctive flavour of local produce, everything is cooked fresh for each guest.

Guest rooms with artwork

A special exhibition featuring artworks by José de Guimarães.

Portuguese visual artist, José de Guimarães presents his artworks in every room.

Treckking in Ishigakida

Follow a local guide to walk in the snow and enjoy winter landscape of Ishigakida.


This Tour’s Program

ー Day 1 ー
13:30 Meet at east exit at Echigo-Yuzawa station Echigo-Yuzawa station
Shuttle service
15:00 Arrive at Katakuri House Katakuri House
18:00 Dinner in Kamakura Dinner
ー Day 2 ー
8:00 Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Walk in Ishigakida wearing kanjiki (snow shoes) with local guide Ishigakida, Ketto
10:30 Depart Katakuri House
12:00 Tour finishes at east exit Echigo-Yuzawa station Echigo-Yuzawa station

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Depart on 2 March: SNOWART 2019 Official Guided Tour (stay overnight)

date:Sat 2 - Sun 3 Mar 2019

start point:East exit, Echigo-yuzawa station