Come see what Snow Country is all about!

Come see what Snow Country is all about!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime one-day opportunity. Tokamachi wants to introduce more people to Tokamachi and what it has to offer, so the local Tourist Association has decided to offer a full tour completely FREE OF CHARGE.


Due to the overwhelming response we have received to our "Nakasato Snow Country Experience "Irasshai!!" Tour", we are going to hold a lottery for participants. We will close the applications on 3 Feb, randomly select winners, and inform the winners over the following weekend. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.



This free tour includes:

  • English-speaking Guides
  • Shinkansen tickets from Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa on February 22
  • Transportation to Kiyotsukyo Yumoto Onsen
  • Lodging (includes dinner on February 22 and onsen bath and breakfast February 23)
  • Traditional Snowshoe experience
  • Traditional food making
  • Transportation back to Tokyo Station February 23


FREE (Normally 15,000 JPY + all transportation costs)

(10,000 yen deposit will be paid back to you once is has been confirmed that you were a participant on the tour.)




February 22

11:40 - Departure from Tokyo Station

13:00 - Arrival at Echigo-Yuzawa Station--meet with tour staff at East Exit (turn right after the ticket gates, walk to the end of the hall, and go down the escalator)

13:30 - Arrival at Kiyotsukyo Yumoto Onsen

14:30 - Building Kamakura (snow huts)

17:00 - Dinner & Onsen

19:30 - Kamakura Experience (Grilled mochi, local sake, amazake and sparklers)

February 23

8:00 - Breakfast

10:00 - Walk on the snow with kanjiki (Japanese snow shoes) and make traditional Snow Country dishes (anbo cakes)

13:00 - Idea exchange / discuss the tour

14:30 - Departure from Kiyotsukyo Yumoto Onsen

15:08 - Departure from Echigo-Yuzawa Station

16:28 - Arrival at Tokyo Station


As this is a "test-run" of the tour, please be patient with everyone as we work out the kinks and try to make this the best tour possible.


  • Tokamachi (Snow Country), Niigata
  • Culture, Onsen (Hot Springs), Snowshoeing
  • 2 days
  • Feb 22nd
  • Basic
  • Low

What's Included

English-speaking Guides
Shinkansen tickets from Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa on February 22
Transportation to and from Kiyotsukyo Yumoto Onsen
Lodging at Kiyotsukyo Yumoto Onsen (includes dinner on February 22, onsen bath, and breakfast February 23)
Cultural Experiences
Kamakura (snow huts), Grilled Mochi, local sake, amazake, sparklers
Snowshoeing with Japanese kanjiki (traditional snowshoes)
All necessary rental equipment
Shinkansen tickets from Echigo-Yuzawa to Tokyo on February 23

What's Not included

Lunch on February 22
Dinner February 23

Terms and Conditions

Of course, since you're getting this amazing experience completely for free, the organizers ask for a little help from you. To participate, you must: 1. Actively post about the tour on Social Media (at least 3 times each day). 2. Consent to being photographed and completing surveys for marketing the tour and helping improve the tour. 3. Help promote Tokamachi's events in the future



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