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A Winter Tour around Lake Yogo in Shiga (余吴湖畔冬季之远行在滋贺县)

by Yoshi
5h $ 88 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Koyasu (子安)Temple Hall Enshrining the Deity of Mercy (地蔵菩薩)
  • Smelt Fishing at the Landing Pier
  • The Monument of Haiku Poem by Rotsu (路通), a Disciple of the Famous Haiku Poet Basho (芭蕉)
  • Frozen Lake Yogo with a Background of Snow-covered Yokoyama-dake Mountain (横山岳; 1,132 meters)
  • Winter Landscape Seen from Shimaura (島浦), One of the Seven Best Spots around the Lake
  • The Stone of the Big Snake’s Eye and the PILLOW Stone (枕石)
  • Relics of Shizugatake Battle (賤ヶ岳合戦) in the Age of Provincial Wars (1583 AD)
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88.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra Hour.
$ 22.00
Extra Person.
$ 10.56
Hotel Pickup (Only in Nagahama City).
$ 17.60

Overview

Lake Yogo is a mirror-like spot surrounded with community based forests in a secluded corner of Shiga. Though the district around the lake is often covered with fresh snow almost every day in sever winter season, the sceneries from the lakeside must give sightseers unique landscapes associated with genuine local cultures of Japan and folklores which have come down from more than 1,200 years ago.

What to Expect

The half day course (approx., 4 hours), in which sightseers can enjoy representative winter landscapes around the Lake. Though they have relatively heavy snow there due to incessantly falling snow in the cold season, the walking road along the lake is usually cleared away. Sightseers call in many spots associated with folklores there and the history-changing battle at the village in chilling but finely “honed” air. That severe weather may look nice in such a genuine Japanese culture and the big event that feudal warlords had to fight at the risk of their lives.

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Highlights

  • Koyasu (子安)Temple Hall Enshrining the Deity of Mercy (地蔵菩薩)
  • Smelt Fishing at the Landing Pier
  • The Monument of Haiku Poem by Rotsu (路通), a Disciple of the Famous Haiku Poet Basho (芭蕉)
  • Frozen Lake Yogo with a Background of Snow-covered Yokoyama-dake Mountain (横山岳; 1,132 meters)
  • Winter Landscape Seen from Shimaura (島浦), One of the Seven Best Spots around the Lake
  • The Stone of the Big Snake’s Eye and the PILLOW Stone (枕石)
  • Relics of Shizugatake Battle (賤ヶ岳合戦) in the Age of Provincial Wars (1583 AD)

Important

From the middle of Dec. to the middle of Mar.

1. Basically 7 days a week
2. Basically Specific to KOHOKU (Northernmost) district in Shiga Pref.
Shizugatake Old Battlefield, Lake Yogo, Woody Pal Yogo, Tojyuin temple, Kanzan-ji temple, Zencho-ji temple, Kaizu Osaki for Cherry Blossom Viewing, Keisoku-ji temple for Autumnal Leaves, Throughout Central Kinomoto area, Odani Jyo Castle, Sugatani Hot Spring Resort, Chikubu-shima island, Doganji-temple (A National Treasure), Takatsuki Museum of Ethnic and Historical Materials, Throughout Central Nagahama city, etc.

1) The tour’s available season;
From the middle of Dec. to the middle of Mar.
Others: Out of service
2) Recommended Wears:
・Jacket for Skiwear
・ Sweater
・ Gloves
・ Skiing cap or Climber’s hat or Cap
・ Rubber boots or Climbing shoes
・ Backpack
3) In a case of snowing / raining weather:
A tourist has to prepare a rain apparel by him/herself.
4) The Course Schedule
10:00 AM at JR Yogo Sta. Start
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch at a Local Restaurant at the Lakeside
15:00 at JR Yogo Sta. Arrive (Tour end)

What‘s included
Guide Fee
What‘s not included
Admission / Entrance Fee (For Tourists and the Guide)
Transportation (If necessary, For Tourists and the Guide)
Lunch and/or Dinner (For Tourists)
Any Unexpected Cost (For Tourists)
Meeting Point
JR Yogo Station
Ending Point
JR Yogo Station
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.