Oirase Forest with Nature Guide, New Discovery Tour!

Special snow removal and limited opening of closed winter routes! Exploring the winter forest with snowshoes - Aomori


  • Instant Booking
  • Required Time:

    (The walk itself lasts approximately 60-70 minutes)

  • Time:
    May vary. Please check the calendar.
  • Supported Languages:
    Japanese / Mandarin
  • Popular Spots:
    Towada / Oirase
1 Person
10 People
Min. Participants Required For Activity:
2 People
Payment Method:
Adult(Aged 13 years and above) USD 46.52
Child(7 years 〜12 years) USD 23.26
Age (Min.):
7 years old
Parent/ Guardian Required:
Under 13 years old
Booking deadline:
1 day prior by 23:59


Explore an unknown world that is normally inaccessible by clearing snow from the boardwalks usually closed during the winter season.

Snow is removed from the walking trail area, which is usually closed during the winter, and visitors can encounter a still-unknown world of snow and ice.

A nature guide will take you to the Oirase forest in the winter.

Walking with a nature guide who knows the forests of Oirase in winter will make your trip even more memorable.

Snowshoeing is easy even for beginners!

Snowshoes allow users to walk on snow without sinking.

Warm drinks will be served after the tour

Simply by sipping a warm beverage that soothes the body, both the mind and the body can unwind.


  • 9:20 AM / 12:20 PM Gathering and Reception

    Please present the My Page reservation screen at reception

  • 9:30 AM / 12:30 PM Orientation

    Explanation of the exploratory route at the Oirase Field Museum

  • 9:40 AM / 12:40 PM Adjustment of snowshoeing equipment

    Sizing, lecture on how to wear, etc.

  • 9:50 AM / 12:50 PM Start of the tour

    Departure to the winter forest with a nature guide

  • Around 11:00 AM / 14:00 PM Return to the Oirase Field Museum

    Warm drinks will be served

Included in the Fee

Guide fee, beverage fee, snowshoe rental fee, special indemnity insurance

Not included in the Fee

Transportation to the meeting place

Ratings / Reviews

4.8(5 reviews)
10/02/2024 · Family (with kids)
Very good
11/02/2024 · Family (with kids)
I learned things I didn't know about winter plants and insects.
08/02/2024 · Partner / Spouse
I was excited to see wild birds and animals.
08/02/2024 · Partner / Spouse
I was a little disappointed that there wasn't much snow, but it was a fun and rare experience. I would like to participate next time when there is more snow!
03/02/2024 · Partner / Spouse
Just walking on the snow is so much fun. I was moved to actually see the explanations I had seen on the Hoshino Resorts nature guide screen right in front of my eyes. The guide's explanation about the nature of Oirase Stream was interesting.

Meeting Place

Oirase Field Museum

183 Tochikubo Okuse, Towada, Aomori 034-0301


Nearest StationShichinohe-Towada Station

Directions to Nearest StationBy taxi: From Shichinohe-Towada Station to Oirase Field Museum (approx. 50 minutes), by bus: Shichinohe-Towada Station [South Exit] (Towada Kanko Dentetsu bound for Towada City) → Towada-shi Chuo bus stop (Towada Kanko Dentetsu bound for Keiryukan-mae) → Keiryukan-mae bus stop (approx. 1 hour 50 minutes)

Destination by TaxiOirase Field Museum

Things guests need to prepare on the day of the activity (clothes, belongings, etc.)

Water-repellent down coats, knit hats, gloves, scarves, and other winter protection

Snow Boots

Cancellation Policy

The cancel fee is based on the timing of the cancellation. Please check the cancellation policy below.

  • After 10 days before date of use
  • After 7 days before date of use
  • After 1 days before date of use
  • The day of use


- If there is space available, you may join on the day of the event. Please come directly to Oirase Field Museum Gate. Tour fee is to be paid on the day of the tour.
- Children under 6 years old are not allowed to participate.
- Due to the danger of avalanches, falling rocks, falling branches, etc., please follow the instructions of the guide or staff during the tour and do not go alone.
- The Oirase Stream area is designated as Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Capturing or collecting any plants or animals is prohibited by law.
- Please take all necessary precautions to protect yourself from the cold (e.g., down coat, hat, gloves, etc.). If your clothing is deemed to be too light, you may be asked to refrain from participating in the tour.
- Please wear suitable footwear for snowshoeing (snow boots are suitable).
- If you register for more than one tour, you may be grouped together with other groups
- In the event of an accident, you will be responsible for your own safety.

[In the event of a cancelation made by the organizer]
- If the number of participants is not reached, the event may be canceled. In case of cancelation, WAmazing Play customer support will contact you by e-mail after 2:00 PM the day before the event.
[In case of cancelation]
- Please note that the tour may be canceled if there is not enough snowfall or if inclement weather is forecast.
- If the tour is canceled due to weather or natural disasters on the day of the tour, the operator will notify your emergency contact. Please be sure to check your e-mail or incoming call on the day of the tour.

[Language Support]
Available in one language or by using translation apps, etc.

Parking available (free of charge) *Accessible by winter car.


(One company) Towada Oirase Tourism Organization

15-3 Inaoicho, Towada, Aomori Prefecture

Popular Spots

Adult(USD 46.52)
Aged 13 years and above
Child(USD 23.26)
7 years 〜12 years
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