Senjojiki Cirque Walk/Hike Trip

2018 October 14 (Sunday)

Central Alps, Nagano

Experience the Central Alps Senjojiki Cirque!

This Trip Features;

  • Senjojiki Cirque; is 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 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 breath-taking 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!

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
  • Hike up Mt. Kiso Komagatake or walk around Senjojiki Cirque
  • Ride the ropeway/local bus back down Suganodai Bus Center
  • Quick onsen dip
  • Get on the TG private bus at 4:30pm
  • Stop for food/snacks at service area
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 8pm

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)
  • 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: 14,900Yen
Space left: 3 out of 45

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!
  • 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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