Senjojiki Cirque Walk/Hike Trip

2017 October 14 (Saturday)

Central Alps, Nagano

Experience the Central Alps Senjojiki Cirque!

This Trip Features;

  • Senjojiki Cirque; a cirque that lies just under Mt. Hōken, Kiso Mountains in Nagano. It is called 'Senjōjiki Kaaru' in Japanese. 'Senjōjiki' means the wideness of 1,000 tatami mats.
  • Senjojiki Cirque Walk Trail; you can walk/hike around the cirque in just under an hour. You can see Kengaiike (pond) and some seasonal flowers, and have lots of time taking pictures of the gorgeous autumn leaves and enjoying the breath-taking mountain scenery.
  • Mt. Kiso Komagatake; the tallest peak of the Central Japan Alps at 2,956m. You can hike up and reach the peak of this mountain in just under two (2) hours.
  • Komagatake Ropeway; built atop the Senjojiki Cirque directly below Mt. Hokendake in Japan’s Central Alps. The ropeway features Japan's largest elevation gain (from 1,662m to 2,612m - 950 meters) and Japan's highest terminal station (2,612 meters). Be whisked away in just 7-1/2 minutes to another world high above it all!

Don't miss this amazing trip that is very complicated to organize on your own!

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet in Shinjuku at 6:30am
  • Get on the TG private bus
  • Catch up on your sleep or chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for breakfast on the way
  • Arrive at Suganodai Bus Center around 9:45am
  • Transfer to Chuo Alps bus
  • Arrive at Shibidaira ropeway station around 10:30am
  • Get on the Komagatake ropeway
  • Enjoy the spectacular 7-1/2 minutes ropeway ride
  • Arrive at Senjojiki ropeway station around 10:45am
  • FREE TIME (11am-3pm) *Join the Kiso Komagatake hike or Senjojiki Cirque walk
  • Ride the ropeway/local bus back down Suganodai Bus Center
  • Get on the TG private bus at 4pm
  • Stop for onsen/dinner on the day (time permitting)
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 8:30pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Chuo Alps bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Komagatake ropeway (round-trip)
  • Fun and cute hike/walk guides ;)
  • Travel insurance
  • 8% consumption tax


  • Birthday on Oct 14 (3,000yen)
Price: 9,900Yen
Space left: 15 out of 22

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • Reasonable fitness is required.
  • Hiking experience not necessary but more than reasonable fitness is required to hike up Mt. Kiso Komagatake. Proper hiking clothes/gear is a MUST!
  • We'll drop by an onsen on the way back to Tokyo (time permitting).
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Waterproof/windbreaker jacket/pants
  • Warm clothes (fleece/thermals)
  • Spare clothes
  • Hiking/trekking shoes or trainers
  • Soft/thick socks
  • Waterproof backpack
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Picnic lunch
  • Snacks
  • Mineral water or sports drinks (2~3L)
  • Music player or book (for the bus ride)
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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