Snowshoeing in the Spring

While snowshoe tours are often associated with winter, they can be a great activity to enjoy during the spring in Hirafu. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Scenery: Spring snowshoeing can offer a unique and beautiful landscape that differs from winter snowshoeing. The snow may be melting, revealing new textures and colors, and there may be more sun and warmer temperatures, allowing for views of stunning Mt Yotei.

  2. Wildlife: During the spring, many animals emerge from hibernation or migrate back to the area, making it a great time to spot wildlife. You may see birds, squirrels, or even larger mammals like deer and foxes.

  3. Weather: Spring temperatures are often milder than in the winter, making it a more comfortable experience to be outside.

  4. Trails: In the spring, the snowpack may be more compact, which can make snowshoeing easier and more efficient. Also, as the snow melts, you may have the opportunity to explore trails that are usually closed off in the winter due to high snow levels.

  5. Fewer crowds: While Hirafu is still a popular destination in the spring, there are usually fewer crowds compared to the winter months. This can make it a more peaceful and enjoyable experience to explore the trails and take in the scenery.

Overall, a snowshoe tour in Hirafu during the spring can be a unique and enjoyable experience. With a milder climate, opportunities to spot wildlife, and new and different views of the landscape, it's definitely worth considering as an activity during your visit.

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