Explore the Local Morning Charm of Shiobara Onsen with a Satoyama Mini-Trek and Local Breakfast Delight

Explore the Local Morning Charm of Shiobara Onsen with a Satoyama Mini-Trek and Local Breakfast Delight
  • Duration: 2 Hour(s) (approx.)

  • Location:Nasushitobara-shi, Tochigi

    Product code:EN-TCG-7308-73083


The Shiobara Onsen, a hot spring retreat with a rich 1200-year history, is nestled in the picturesque mountains of Nasushiobara City.
People live with the nature and animals surrounding the Satoyama, coexisting withe kills and fields. While visiting the Shiobara Onsen District, nestled alongside such foothills, spend a unique and local morning that can only be experienced here.

'Shiobara Morning Stroll'
Early in the morning, take a refreshing stroll through the Satoyama in the clear air. Beyond just soaking in the hot springs, there is the natural 'healing' awaiting you. With an outdoor guide who knows every inch of Shiobara's mountains, you can experience the real essence of nature through animal footprints. Walk along the carefully crafted paths to feel the history and life of Shiobara. Bask in the morning sunlight filtering through the trees and enjoy the sensation of becoming one with nature.

'Shiobara Breakfast'
After moving your body with a walk, indulge in a healing time of connecting with the locals while having breakfast in a semi-outdoor space.

Following the program, it's recommended to take another bath before checking out from your accommodation or immerse yourself in a foot bath to further relax in the hot springs.
*Not included in this program.


  • Experience a mini trek through nature, different from your daily routine. Moving your body moderately provides healing for both your mind and body.
  • Learn about the life in Satoyama, coexisting with nature, through the program, and you'll come to love Shiobara even more.
  • Enjoy interacting with locals over breakfast after the morning exercise.
  • Feel secure as you explore Shiobara's mountains with an outdoor guide who knows every inch.
  • By participating in the program, contribute to the preservation of the Satoyama and the local community.


[06:50] Gather next to 'Gasthof Yumekiko'.
[07:00] Complete insurance procedures and warm up with some exercises.
[07:15] Embark on a morning stroll through the Satoyama surrounding the Shiobara Onsen with a guide.
[08:30] Enjoy Breakfast in the outdoor space.
[09:00] Disband.

*The timetable is subject to change depending on the situation.

About the Activity Organizer

Aoszora Project THE DAY - Kimishima Yoichi 

Mountain trails abandoned by people gradually transformed into pathways for animals over many years. As areas where animals and humans reside overlap, animals descending to villages are often killed as "pests" for disturbing fields.

Addressing such issues faced by foothills nationwide, the organization Aoszora Project THE DAY aims to lead towards solutions through outdoor activities. Representative Kimishima Yoichi, born and raised in Shiobara, continues to convey the nature and history of Shiobara as a guide.


  • Duration:2 hours
  • Meeting point:Next to  'Gasthof Yumekiko' [MAP]
    347-2, Nakashiobara, Nasushitobara-shi, Tochigi, 329-2924
  • Access:2 minutes on foot from the Yu-Bus 'Myojinshita' bus stop.
  • Pick-up and drop-off:If you wish to have transportation within the Shiobara Onsen District (accommodations, etc.) please specify the destination in the reservation form.
       *Since the number of passengers is limited, we may not be able to meet your request.
  • Minimum number of participants:2 peoples
  • Language support:Japanese, English (Supplementary materials, mobile apps, other tools for support)
  • Included:
    ・Outdoor Guide
    ・Light Breakfast
    ・Insurance during the program
    ・Nordic Poles are available for those interested (in limited quantity)
  • Excluded:
    ・Beverages during the mini-trek
  • Items to bring:
    ・Change of clothes
  • Clothes:Wear clothing that allows for easy movement and is okay to get dirty, including pants that cover the knees.
  • Participation requirements:
    ・Recommended for ages 3 and above (Snowshoes recommended for elementary school age and above).
     *Special consultation available for groups.
    ・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
    ・Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
    ・Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
  • Special support:
    ・Luggage storage is available.
    *Please note that we anticipate each person to bring one small bag, similar to what you would carry for regular daytime sightseeing, so please contact us in advance if you would like to carry a large amount of luggage.
    *We may adjust the content based on participant’s conditions, such as age and physical fitness lebel.
  • Free Wi-Fi:No
  • Toilet:Yes (Western-style) 
  • Other things to note:
    - In the event of the experience being canceled due to inclement weather, we will notify you in advance at the email address registered during the application process.
      (The decision will be made at least half a day prior to the event. In situations where the decision is difficult, we generally opt not to proceed.)
    - We will proceed with the activity in a ight rain that does not affect the experience (we will provide activities enjoyable even in light rain). Please understand in advance.
    - Please take care of waterproofing your smartphone and injury prevention during the exploration on your own.
    - Please be aware that natural conditions, such as the weather on the day of the event and the state of the lake, may lead to changes in the course.
    - Understand that there are inherent risks, such as injuries, in the natural environment during the exploration. Please consider obtaining insurance on your own.


7 days to 72 hours before the experience start time to start time: 30%
From 72 hours before the experience start time to start time: 100%
Cancellation after the experience has started or cancellation without contact: 100%