Day Camping on the Snow and Pancake Making


Make your own pancakes with homemade maple syrup and rice flour within the snow-filled Niigata forest. Maple syrup made with sap you gathered yourself tastes sublime!

Painted maples’ trunks produce lots of sap to keep them from freezing in the frigid winters. During this tour, you will wear snowshoes to walk through the snowy forest and collect sap for making maple syrup.
After collecting the sap, you will get to enjoy day camping with a fire atop the snow.
Boil down the sap you collected to make homemade maple syrup, which you can use to dress fresh, hot pancakes made with organic Koshihikari rice flour locally produced in Uonuma for a tasty delight.
On clear days, you can even see out to the Echigo Sanzan mountain range, which is sure to raise your mood even further.

Opening period: Late January to end of February (may change depending on the weather)
*Usually held on Wednesdays and Sundays, but inquiries for different days are accepted.
Opening hours: morning plan 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, afternoon plan 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

General Information

Directions10-min. drive from Matsudai Station (Hokuhoku Line)
*Pick-up and drop-off service available to and from Matsudai Station (Hokuhoku Line). Please inquire in advance if you would like to use this service.
Car ParkAvailable
Opening TimesMorning plan 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Afternoon plan 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prices10,900 yen per person
*Included in the price:
Rental snowshoes, rental snow boots, guide fee, experience fee, food and drink fee, accident insurance
NotesThings to bring: Cold-weather clothing, snow boots (those wishing to rent should include their shoe sizes in the notes section.
Activity requirements: Application for at least 2 participants, takes place outside of stormy/warm weather


Telephone Number025-755-5080