******* General Policy *******

Please make sure to read the following sentence before you book.


[Pre-payment]
Pre-payment applies to all of the guests.
Pre-payment is that we verify your credit card.
If your card is invalid, you will need to provide us with new credit card information or reply to us with a payment option within 24 hours, or we will have to cancel your booking.
We charge to your credit card 7 days(in peak season or the guests for 7 person or more is 14 days)before your booking date accordance with our cancel policy.



[Special Discount]
If you stay Guesthouse Raicho,you can get 10% discount.(except Night Snow Shoeing tour and Star watching tour)
Please fill in 'stay raicho' in the box of 'Voucher Code'.

If you participate the tour besides Night Snow Shoeing tour,you can get special discount.(only for Night Snow Shoeing tour)
Please fill in 'night 〇 person' in the box of 'Voucher Code'.
(〇=The number of people in your party include children)

ex.) 3 adult and 1 child 'night 4 person'



[Policy of Cancellation ]
On the day: 100%
1~3 days before: 50%
4~7 days before: 20%
If the tour is cancelled due to the weather,there is no cancellation fee.
This policy is only for the fee of tour,it doesn't aplly to the rental fee.
If you cancel your booking after we charge to your credit card,we can pay back to you accordance with our cancel policy.



[Conditions to hold the tours]
In case it is terrible weather(ex. Heavy rainy,Strong windy,Storm,Risk of avalanche),there is a possibility to cancel the tour.
If you do not have suitable equipment or you are in bad condition,we can not allowed you to participate the tour.
Please make sure to follow the instructions of guide.



[Cycling tour]
Children aged under 12 cannot participate.
Bike and helmet are included.
Please take the clothes easy to move,sneakers and rain wear.



[Snow shoeing tour]
Children aged over 6 can participate any snow shoeing tour.
If a child in your party,you can participate only private tour.

You must take following equipment if you participate snow shoeing tour.

・Snow outer and pants
・Snow boots with waterproof *This is not snow shoes.We wear snow shoes over snow boots
・Hat (ex. beanie,cap,Knit cap etc...)
・Google (It is better to wear sunglasses from middle of March)
・Gloves with waterproof

All of snow shoeing tour include snow shoes or snow crampons,trekking poles,gaiter and Head light(only for night tour).
If you'd like to rent them,please check the box when you book.



[Time to start the tours]
・Cycling tour : 13:00 If you'd like to participate this tour in morning,please ask to us.(It costs additional fee)
・Mt.Norikura Spring Snow Shoeing Tour : 8:30(Meeting time 8:10 at Guesthouse Raicho)
・Kamikochi Snow Shoeing tour : 9:00(at Nakanoyu. Leave from Guesthouse Raicho at 8:15)
・Zengoro Snow Shoeing tour or Sanbontaki tour(Morning) : Leave from Guesthouse Raicho at 9:00 or 9:30
・Zengoro Snow Shoeing tour or Sanbontaki tour(Afternoon) : Leave from Guesthouse Raicho at 13:00 or 13:30
・Night Snow Shoeing tour : 19:00
・Private tour : Basically as above,but we can accept your request.
  If you'd like to see hoar frost in Kamikochi,we should leave in early morning.



[Meeting place]
・For the guests stay Guesthouse Raicho
 Guestouse Raciho

・For the guests stay in Norikura Highlands
 We can pick you up at any hotel in Norikura Highlands.
 If you participate the tour in Kamikochi,we can pick up the guests stay at Shirahone Onsen and Sawando.

・For the guests drive to the meeting place by yourself and participate the tour in Kamikochi as a day trip
 Please come to the second Sawando parking lot at 8:30.

・For the guests drive to the meeting place by yourself and participate the tours except the tours in Kamikochi
 Please come to Guesthouse Raicho 30 minutes before the time to start the tour.

・For the guests participate the tour in Kamikochi and come to Guesthouse Raicho by bus on the day
 
From Matsumoto :
Take the bus bound for Takayama at Matsumoto Bus terminal at 7:50.
Get off the bus at Nakanoyu at 9:05

From Takayama :
Take the bus bound for Matsumoto at Takayama-Sta. at 7:50.
Get off the bus at Nakanoyu at 9:00

・For the guests participate the tour which starts in morning in Norikura and come to Guesthouse Raicho by bus on the day
 
From Matsumoto :
Take the bus arrive at Norikura Kankou center by 8:50 and come to Guesthouse Raicho by yourself.
The bus time schedule of Alpico Express in winter is opened to public in November.

From Takayama :
You can only participate the tour held in afternoon.
Take the bus arrive at Oyakodaki at 11:37 and get off at Oyakodaki.
We will pick you up there.

・For the guests participate Mt.Norikura Spring Snow Shoeing Tour and come to Guesthouse Raicho by bus on the day.

From Matsumoto :
Take a train at 6:31 → Arrive at Shinshimashima Sta. at 7:01 → Take a bus at 7:35 → Arrive at Norikura Information Center at 8:22

From Takayama :
You have to stay us on a day before.
We can pick you up at Oyakodaki bus stop after 3 p.m.


*It is free to take a hot spring after the tour.

*We recommend that staying Guesthouse Raicho 3-5 days and waiting the best weather.



[For a party of tourists]
We will charge the fee immediately for the guests who booked for more than 7 person.
No refunds for the cancellations 7 days before your booking date.
Cycling Tour on Alps's Forest Road
Yuma is owner of us and official nature guide of Japan Mountain Guides Association and loves nature very much.

Mao is staff of Guesthouse Raicho, very famous bike packer and loves bicycle very much.

They are running this tour.

The reason we run this tour in Norikura highland is because we hope to connect people to great nature.
Norikura Highland is very beautiful with lots of wonderful places where you can feel the real nature such as rivers, waterfalls, forest trails etc.

We look forward to seeing you in this tour.

*Children aged under 12 cannot participate in this tour.
*This tour includes the fee to rent a bicycle.
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 Sports

 Mountain Biking

 Suitability

 Minimum Age Limit

Kamikochi Group Snow Shoeing Tour
*Basicaly,the guide speaks Japanese or English.
Sometimes we arrange Chinese speaking guide for this tour but it's not usual.
If you need Chinese speaking guide,you have to book private tour.

*Regarding this tour,It's not able to choose the guide.


Kamikochi shows us many different expressions each season.
In winter, it's surrounded with silence and you can see real Japanese alps.
You would not hear any sound,except your footsteps.

Half day snow shoeing tour to Kamikochi’s Taisho Pond and Tashiro Pond.
If you'd like to visit Kamikochi in winter but it's difficult for you to hike all day,we recommend this tour.

There is possibility not to be able to get the Tashiro Pond due to the Physical energy of participants.
If you want to reach at Tashiro Pond, please select private tour.

Length of time : 3 hour ~ 4 hour
Minimum number of participants : 2 people
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 Suitability

 Children Not Allowed

Norikura Group Snow Shoeing Tour

We have 4 kinds of group snow shoeing tours.

【Group Snow Shoeing Tours in Spring】
・Mt.Norikura Spring Snow Shoeing Tour

Maximum number of participants is 6.

【Group Snow Shoeing Tours in Winter】
You can choose the one from following 3 tours.

・Zengoro Waterfall Snow Shoeing Tour
・Sanbontaki Waterfall Snow Shoeing Tour
・Norikura One-day Snow Shoeing Tour

You can select the time(morning or afternoon)to start the tour.
Please fill in the indicated box on booking page.

Maximum number of participants for each tour is 8.
*Minimum number of participants for all group tours is 2.


***The basic rate of this tour is for 'Zengoro Waterfall Snow Shoeing Tour'.***

You can choose the tours after choosing the date and number of participants and clicking 'Book'.
*You're plannnig to stay Raicho,please select 'Stay raicho'
  You don't stay Raicho,please select 'Only tour'


***If you join one day tour,you need to take lunch by youself.***

We can offer lunch box service,but you need to put the meals in the box by yourself and the meals is the same meals as we provide for breakfast.
If you need the lunch box service,please check the box.


***Departure time***
Tours in Spring : 8:30
Tours in Winter(Morning) : 9:00~9:30
Tours in Winter(Afrernoon) : 13:00~13:30
*Meeting time and place is written in 'General policy'.


《Mt.Norikura Spring Snow Shoeing Tour》
Firstly,We take the bus (Start operating from 29th April) and go up to Kuraigahara hutte(Elevation of 2400m).
And then we hike with snow shoes(or light crampons) on the snow and climb to the place we can see whole Mt.Norikura.
You can enjoy superb scenery of the Northern Japan Alps such as Mt.Hodaka with snow.
Normally,it's not easy to see the scenery from high elevation but it's possible in Norikura even if begginers for climing on snow.

*You have to be 11 years old or more to join this tour.
If there is a child aged 10 or less in your party,you must book as private.

*Maximum number of participants for private tour is 8.
The tour fee is 38000 yen.
If you'd like to book the tour as private,we'd like you to fill 'Request Private' in the 'comments' box. 

*Round ticket for the bus(2500 yen)is NOT included. 

If you come here by bus,we recommend to buy 2 day free passport.
https://www.alpico.co.jp/en/2day-free-passport/

Time : 8:30-13:00


《Zengoro Waterfall Snow Shoeing Tour》
Snowshoe hiking through a natural landscape with beautiful frozen Zengoro waterfall, ponds and a primeval forest in Norikura Highlands.
There are 3 big waterfalls in Norikura Highlands and Zengoro waterfall is nearest one from Guesthouse Raicho.
We will walk on a more fun way than a easiest way to get there.

You’re invited to venture into the fairytale-like serenity of winter!
Length of time:About 3 hour


《Sanbontaki Waterfall Snow Shoeing Tour》
Snowshoe hiking through a natural landscape with beautiful frozen Sanbontaki waterfall and a primeval forest in Norikura Highlands.
Sonbondaki is the little deep in the mountain,so it is difficult to get to the Sanbontaki waterfall without any guide in winter. 
And the chalactaristics is that three waterfalls with different water sources and tastes flow into one place.

You’re invited to venture into the fairytale-like serenity of winter!
Length of time:About 3 hour


《Norikura One-day Snow Shoeing Tour》
You hike around with guide and are invited to venture the fairytale-like serenity of winter.
We will visit Sanbondaki waterfall, primeval forest, Ushidome Ponds and Zengorou faterfall.

In winter,there is a lot of place to see in Norikura Highlands.
We'd like you to enjoy Japanese Alps,Norikura with snow.
Length of time:7 hour and half ~ 8 hour

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 Suitability

 Children Not Allowed

Private Snow Shoeing Tour
We have 5 kinds of private snow shoeing tours.

【Private Snow Shoeing Tours in Winter】
You can choose the one from following 4 tours.

・Norikura Half-day Private Snow Shoeing Tour
・Norikura One-day Private Snow Shoeing Tour
・Kamikochi Half-day Private Snow Shoeing Tour
・Kamikochi One-day Private Snow Shoeing Tour

Maximum number of participants for each tour is 8.


***The basic rate of this tour is for 'Norikura Half-day'.***

You can choose the tours after choosing the date,number of participants and clicking 'Book'.
*If you're plannnig to stay Raicho,please select 'For stay raicho'
  If not,please select 'Only tour'


***If you join one day tour,you need to take lunch by youself.***

We can offer lunch box service,but you need to put the meals in the box by yourself and the meals is the same as we provide for breakfast.
If you need the lunch box service,please check the box.


***Departure time***
Tours in Kamikochi : 8:00~9:00
Tours in Norikura : 8:00~9:30
*Meeting time and place is written in ''General policy'.


***Regarding to Language***
We have some guides and all of them speak Japanese and English.
However,Chinese speaking guide is only one of them.
If you don't choose any one,we randomly arrange your guide from them.

*You can choose them with extra fee(8,000 yen)
*If you need Chinese speaking guide,we recommend to choose in advance.

・・・・Guides・・・・
【Yuma】

Like : Walking Long trail,Mountain Climbing,Snowboarding,
From : Chiba prefecture,Japan
Language : Jap,Eng

【Mao】

Like : Bikepacking,Snowboarding,Mountain Climbing,
From : Taiwan
Language : Chi,Jap,Eng

【Naoko】

Like : Mountain Climbing
From : parefecture,Japan
Language : Jap,Eng

You can choose the guide on the booking page.



《Norikura Half-day Private Snow Shoeing Tour》
The guide take you to the best place of the day in Norikura.
The course depends on the situation of the day.
If you want to enjoy the tour privately and One-day tour is long for you,we recommend this tour.
Length of time:About 3 hour


《Norikura One-day Private Snow Shoeing Tour》
One-day snow shoeing tour in Norikura Highlands.
You hike around with guide and are invited to venture the fairytale-like serenity of winter.
We will visit Sanbondaki waterfall, primeval forest, Ushidome Ponds and Zengorou faterfall.
In winter,there is a lot of place to see in Norikura Highlands.
We'd like you to enjoy Japanese Alps,Norikura with snow.
Length of time:7 hour and half ~ 8 hour


《Kamikochi Half-day Private Snow Shoeing Tour》
The course is same as Kamikochi Group Tour.
However,we can always take you to 'Tashiro pond' if you want to go there.
Length of time:7 hour and half ~ 8 hour


《Kamikochi One-day Private Snow Shoeing Tour》
One day snow shoeing tour to Kamikochi’s Taisho Pond,Tashiro Pond and Kappa bridge.
If you' like to hike more than half day tour or see Kappa bridge covered with snow,we recommend this.
Length of time:7 hour and half ~ 8 hour
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 Suitability

 Children Welcome

Night Snow Shoeing Tour
Snow shoeing tour with Zengoro waterfall at night.

It is amazing experience to see beautiful frozen Zengoro waterfall at night,being surrounded with silence.

And if the weather is fine,you will be able to see beautiful starry sky.

Minimum number of participants : 2 people
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