LAKE CANOE

Forget your everyday cares and glide freely across the lake’s waters

A beautiful, placid lake. A gentle breeze and cool, shady trees. Forget your everyday cares, let your tensions unwind, and find true tranquility. In this exquisite setting which changes with every season, you’re free to glide across the waters however the mood takes you.

Lake canoe tour (overnight guests only)

Half-day tour

Located in the Azuma region of northern Gunma, Lake Shima has placid waters of a striking cobalt blue. Let a guide and canoe instructor who is intimately familiar with the local surroundings help you leave the tumult of everyday life behind, entrust yourself to the gentle breeze, and drift blissfully on the lake amid birdsong from the surrounding trees

Dates Available between mid-April and the end of November
(Let us know your preferred tour date)
Times Morning tour: 9:30 to 12:00 (90 minutes on lake)
Afternoon tour: 1:00 to 3:30 (90 minutes on lake)
Pricing Weekday:
Adult (junior high school age or older): ¥6,000
Child (age 4 through elementary grade 6): ¥5,000
Weekends and holidays:
Adult (junior high school age or older): ¥7,000
Child (age 4 through elementary grade 6): ¥6,000
Notes:
•Holiday pricing applies during summer holiday period (late July to late August; exact dates depend on year)
•Prices include guide fee and canoe and equipment rental
•Children must be age 4 or older to participate
Meeting place Lake Shima: 5-1 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunama-ke
Payment method Please pay your guide directly in cash on the day of the tour
Reservation deadline 3 days before requested date
Cancellation policy •1 week before date: 30%
•2 days before date: 50%
•Same day: 100%
Making your reservation Contact us using the CONTACT button below
(Please note that your preferred date may not be available)

Notes
• Please note that your preferred date may not be available.
• Assemble at the tour date and time in the Lake Shima (Nakanojo Dam) parking lot.
• This tour begins and ends on-site, but taxi service directly from and to the hotel can be arranged for an additional fee.
• Tours are held even in inclement weather. However, in case of typhoon or other weather conditions that could pose an actual hazard, tours may be cancelled.
• The guide of this tour has liability insurance.

Early morning tour

At dawn, Lake Shima has a particularly tranquil, even mystical atmosphere. Start your day by paddling smoothly through early morning mists across still waters of deepest blue.

Dates Available between mid-April and the end of November
(Let us know your preferred tour date)
Time 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM (60 minutes on lake)
Pricing Weekday:
Adult (junior high school age or older): ¥5,000
Child (age 4 through elementary grade 6): ¥4,000

Weekends and holidays:
Adult (junior high school age or older): ¥5,500
Child (age 4 through elementary grade 6): ¥4,500

Notes:
•Holiday pricing applies during summer holiday period (late July to late August; exact dates depend on year)
•Prices include guide fee and canoe and equipment rental
•Children must be age 4 or older to participate
Meeting place Lake Shima: 5-1 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunama-ke
Payment method Please pay your guide directly in cash on the day of the tour
Reservation deadline 3 days before requested date
Cancellation policy •1 week before date: 30%
•2 days before date: 50%
•Same day: 100%
Making your reservation Contact us using the CONTACT button below
(Please note that your preferred date may not be available)

Notes
• Please note that your preferred date may not be available.
• Assemble at the tour date and time in the Lake Shima (Nakanojo Dam) parking lot.
• This tour begins and ends on-site, but taxi service directly from and to the hotel can be arranged for an additional fee.
• Tours are held even in inclement weather. However, in case of typhoon or other weather conditions that could pose an actual hazard, tours may be cancelled.
• The guide of this tour has liability insurance.

Private tour

A custom tour with an itinerary customized just for you. Find bliss exploring Lake Shima and its surroundings, putting your everyday cares aside to luxuriate in sheer relaxation.

Dates Available between mid-April and the end of November
(Let us know your preferred tour date)
Time Around 8 hours in total (90–120 minutes on lake)
Itinerary partially customizable on request
Pricing ¥20,000 per participant

•Maximum participants: 4 (same fee applies to children)
•Pricing may change depending on tour details.
•Prices include guide fee and canoe and equipment rental
•Children must be age 4 or older to participate
Meeting place Shiroiya hotel
Sample itinerary 10:00 AM Meet at Shiroiya Hotel
Travel by car
11:30 AM Arrive at Shima Onsen
Lunch (not included in tour price)
Note: Several restaurants are available to choose from
12:30 PM Leave Shima Onsen
1:00 PM Arrive at Lake Shima (Nakanojo Dam) parking lot
Prepare for canoeing experience
Change into rented boots and don life preservers
1:30 PM Canoeing on Lake Shima (120 minutes on lake)
After instruction in paddling the canoe, time to take to the waters!
All participants can enjoy their time on the lake as they please.
3:30 PM Canoeing ends
Depart Lake Shima (Nakanojo Dam) parking lot
4:00 PM Visit to onsen (hot springs) (not included in tour price)
Note: Several onsen facilities are available to choose from
5:00 PM Depart Shima Onsen
Travel by car
8:30 PM Arrive at hotel or Takasaki Station
Payment method Please pay your guide directly in cash on the day of the tour
Reservation deadline 3 days before requested date
Cancellation policy •1 week before date: 30%
•2 days before date: 50%
•Same day: 100%
Making your reservation Contact us using the CONTACT button below
(Please note that your preferred date may not be available)

• Tours are held even in inclement weather. However, in case of typhoon or other weather conditions that could pose an actual hazard, tours may be cancelled.
• The guide of this tour has liability insurance.

Preventing the spread of the coronavirus

Shiroiya Hotel is currently implementing measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection: alcohol disinfection, social distancing, and ventilation. In addition to checking the health status of employees, we request the guests wear masks, monitor their temperature, sanitize with alcohol, and check their current health status to ensure their safety and well-being.
Please refrain from visiting if you are unsure of your health status on the day of your stay. We greatly appreciate your understanding.
We kindly ask for your cooperation in wearing a mask during the tea ceremony experience activity, except when eating and drinking.

GUIDE
KEIJI
SASABUCHI

Feelgood Canoe Tours

Canoe guide with ten years of experience.
There are many ways to enjoy canoeing, and Sasabuchi can recommend the perfect tour for every guest.

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