Senjojiki Cirque Autumn Hiking (or Walking) Trip

2020 October 4 (Sunday)

Central Alps, Nagano

Experience the breathtaking Senjojiki Cirque and it's gorgeous autumn colors!

This Trip Features;

  • Senjojiki Cirque; 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 easily walk around the cirque in just under 45mins. You can see Kengaiike (pond) and some seasonal flowers, and have lots of time taking pictures of the gorgeous autumn leaves and enjoying the breathtaking mountain scenery.
  • Mt. Kiso Komagatake; is 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; is 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!
  • Komakusa-no-yu Hot Spring; located near the bus parking, you can relax and enjoy hot spring after a good day in the mountains.

Another fun mountain adventure for all ages!

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet the group in Shinjuku at 7am
  • 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 10:15am
  • Transfer to Chuo Alps bus
  • Arrive at Shibidaira ropeway station around 11am
  • Get on the Komagatake ropeway
  • Enjoy the spectacular 7-1/2 minutes ropeway ride and the autumn colors
  • Arrive at Senjojiki ropeway station around 11:15am
  • Hike up Mt. Kiso Komagatake or walk around Senjojiki Cirque
  • Ride the ropeway/local bus back down Suganodai Bus Center
  • Relax in the onsen
  • Get on the TG private bus at 5:30pm
  • Stop for food/snacks at service area
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 9pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Chuo Alps bus transportation (round-trip)
  • Komagatake ropeway (round-trip)
  • Komakusa onsen entry fee
  • Fun and cute tour guides ;)
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax


  • Birthday on Oct 4 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4-5 (500yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 6 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Regular member (500yen) *Joined more than 5 TG trips/Cannot combine with the group discount
    *** Check Discount Policies ***
Price: 13,900Yen
Space left: 0 out of 36

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Reasonable fitness required.
  • You can walk and follow the Senjojiki Walk Trail (about 45 mins) if you don't like hiking.
  • Hiking experience not necessary but good fitness is required to hike up Mt. Kiso Komagatake.
  • It will take about 2 hours to hike up Mt. Kiso Komagatake and just more than an hour to hike down (about 3-1/2 hours in total).
  • Proper hiking clothes/gear is a MUST if you're hiking!
  • 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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