Snowshoe tours

Half Moon Lake (NISEKO)
& Lake Toya

Guided snowshoe tours of Hokkaido's stunning forests and lakes

Hokkaido has a lot more to explore off the slopes and snowshoeing is one of the best ways to discover some of Japan’s finest wilderness.

Full Day Tour 9AM - 4PM

Snowshoeing & Lake Toya Tour

Lake Toya has some of the most spectacular scenery in Hokkaido and people instantly fall in love with the mysterious charm and energy of the area. What better way to experience it than an adventurous private tour! 

In the morning, strap on your snowshoes and explore the serene surroundings of the lake with your friendly guide from Imagine. You’ll marvel at the snow-covered landscapes as you trek with expansive views of the lake through the peaceful woods, taking in the sights and sounds of nature. After a morning of exploring the snowscape on foot, we’ll hop back in the bus to continue visiting various points of interest around the lake. 

A brief stop in our favourite of the lakeside towns gives you the chance to read up about this UNESCO Geopark’s volcanic history, grab a coffee, shop in quaint local food shops or simply enjoy a tranquil moment by the water. Rather than telling people exactly what to look at or do, we believe in letting our guests enjoy these moments in the way they feel like at the time, at their own pace.

After the town stop, we take you to a charming shrine followed by a high viewpoint with spectacular views. There are also additional options such as snowmobiling or snow rafting, enjoying a wonderful lakeside onsen or even a sushi dinner (all of which can simply be paid for separately on the day if you choose to do them at the time).

With such a range of sights, culture and activities, this is the perfect premium day trip to round off your ski holiday in Hokkaido.

  • Challenge Level

    This trip can be a great work-out if you want it to, but don't worry! Our guide can adapt to any pace that suits you.

  • Key Features

    - Exploring the beautiful and serene Lake Toya and its fascinating natural history
    - Follow animal tracks and look out for the Japanese Pigmy Woodpecker!
    - Photo opportunities aplenty!

Optional extras

After the main snowshoe tour and free stops at the town, islet shrine and viewpoint, the following optional extras can be added by paying directly at the time, with full flexibility.

  • Lakeside hot spring (Onsen)
  • Sushi Dinner
  • Forest Shrine (free)
  • Snowmobile ride

¥66,000 (1-4 pax) / 80,000 (5-7 pax)

¥42,000 (1-4 pax) / 56,000 (5-7 pax)

3hr Half Day Tour 9AM or 1PM

Half Moon Lake (Niseko)

Experience the winter wonderland of Half Moon Lake on a half-day snowshoe tour! Our friendly and charismatic guide will lead you through the peaceful woods surrounding the lake, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-covered landscapes. The snowshoes will allow you to trek through the deep snow with ease, making for a fun and effortless adventure. This tour is perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a unique winter activity within a convenient distance of most of the Niseko region.

  • Challenge Level

    Suitable for adults and kids of all fitness levels as the guide can adjust to your pace!

  • Key Features

    - Unique moon-shaped frozen lake in a volcanic crater
    - Great photo opportunities with Mt Yotei in the background on a clear day
    - A choice of hot tea/chocolate or sake en route.


Our tours can be custom designed to suit your group's needs, please get in-touch if you have any questions.

  • Snowboard boots or warm snow shoes (MUST be at least shin high)
  • Waterproof + warm ski pants and jacket
  • Hat
  • Neck warmer
  • Gloves

Directly from your accommodation in the Niseko region, Rusutsu, Toya or anywhere in between! Please enquire if unsure.

Yes, there will only be your group joining this snowshoe tour. 

As standard, groups of 1-4 or 5-7 people can book the tour. However we can cater for large groups too. Please get in touch to enquire.