Skiing & Snowboarding

Snow Tour at the Mysterious Lake Mashu (Half-Day)

Lake Mashu is called "Kamui To" in the Ainu language, meaning "Lake of God". We will guide you using snowshoes and nature skis.


2 hours


January to March


Lake Mashu

Group size

1 to 6 persons




7,000 - 10,000 JPY

Kammui Style:



鑓野目 純基 Junki Yarinome

鑓野目 純基 Junki Yarinome

Guide to the most outstanding scenery in Hokkaido


While contemplating the mystery felt by our ancestors, we will walk through the mountain on snowshoes or nature skis. During tea time, you can enjoy the expansive view and relax in nature. Half-day (2 hours) and full-day (4.5 hours) tours are available. (This listing is for the half-day tour.) <About seasons> Winter: January to March, depending on snow conditions. <Number of people and gear> Up to 3 snowshoers and 3 skiers at a time <Pricing> Half day: 2 hours 1 person: 10,000 yen/person 2 participants: 8,000 yen/person More than 3 people: 7,000 yen/person

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Half-day (2 hours) tours: Two tours are available from 9:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. (Your preferred time may also be available). Sample itinerary: 09:00 Gather at Lake Mashu and register 11:00 Activity ends


Level: Beginner to intermediate (appropriate for first-timers in mountain snow) ・ Elementary school students and older ・ We do not allow people with health concerns, people who have been prohibited from exercising by a doctor, and pregnant women. ・ For minors parental consent is required. ・ Please follow the guide's instructions for your own safety during the tour.


What to bring: ・ Waterproof clothing ・ Base layer of synthetic fiber or wool (not cotton) ・ Fleece ・ Down or synthetic fiber insulation ・ Winter gloves x 2 (including spare) ・ 2 pairs of socks (for fitting boots) ・ Balaclavas, neck warmers, etc. ・ Hat (beanie, etc.) ・ Sunglasses ・ Backpack (about 30L) ・ Insulated bottle (hot drink) ・ Other (food, camera, sunscreen, etc.) Rental items: ・ Snowshoes or nature skis (please select gear at time of reservation) ・ Snow boots or ski boots ・ Snow poles ・ Backpack * Rental items are included in the price. Please consult with us in advance regarding the use of these items.


If you have any questions regarding the surrounding area, please feel free to contact us.

Access info

Rental car preferred. Pick-up and drop-off available only within the town (please consult with us). Parking is at the Lake Mashu First Observatory parking lot at the meeting place.

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Nearest station

JR Mashu Station ・ JR Kawayu Onsen Station

Meeting place

Lake Moshu First Observatory Parking Lot

If you come by car

20 minutes from JR Mashu Station (JR Mashu Station - Lake Mashu First Observatory)