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Welcome to the lakeside base of outdoor activities.
Sunday Planning Outdoor School is the oldest outdoor school in Japan where four seasons are clearly defined. Around Lake Nojiri in Nagano whose rich nature is famous, we offer various kinds of outdoor activities all year around such as kayaking, rafting, snowshoes hiking, cross country ski hiking and mushrooms or edible plants picking tours. We are welcome from children to adults and beginners to those who are advance. We also have nice and cozy rooms for you to stay at night and easy your fatigue of day’s adventure in Lodge Grampia.
Half-Day (AM/PM) Whitewater Kayak Course at Lake Nojiri
If you think you want to start whitewater kayaking casually, we offer Half-Day (AM/PM) Whitewater Kayak Course. You will learn all about kayaking and practice paddling on the ground, and then you will move to the lake and practice. It is difficult to paddle and move forward at first, but soon you will come to be able to control your kayak with our brilliant program.
One-Day Whitewater Kayak Course at Lake Nojiri
A whitewater kayak is designed for going down a river safely. This means it is easy to turn and to avoid obstacles. On the other hand, it is a challenge to go straight. Even if it is difficult to paddle and move forward at first, soon you will come to be able to control your kayak with our brilliant program. After mastering basic kayaking skills, we will travel as far as 1.2km to the Benten Island in the Lake Nojiri, which we can't land without a boat.
Two-Day Whitewater Kayak Course at Lake Nojiri and River Sai
We recommend Two-Day Whitewater Kayak Course to those who want to master kayaking skills and to try kayaking down the river. On the first day you will master basic skills at the Lake Nojiri. After mastering of the basic kayaking skills, we will travel as far as 1.2km to the Benten Island in the Lake Nojiri, which we can't land without a boat. On the second day we will head to River Sai and enjoy whitewater kayaking. River Sai is an exciting river for everyone from beginners through paddlers in intermediate level or advanced level. The end of this course you will find yourself controlling the kayak better.
Whitewater Rafting Course at River Sai 【AM or PM】(with Mutton Barbecue &Hot Spring Spa)
River Sai’s water comes from snow of Mt. Yarigatake, which is one of the highest mountains in Japan. It is characterized by gentle current and medium rapid waves. Rafting in River Sai is suitable for family or beginners to have an adventure and experience the nature. Eight crews on the boat are a team and cooperate with each other, and a guide will give you an exciting river experience and knowledge about the nature. After enjoying rafting, tasty mutton barbecue and hot spring spa are waiting for you!
Half-Day (AM/PM) Touring Kayak Course at Lake Nojiri
If you want to enjoy kayak for your leisure or simply to have a relaxing time on the smooth water rather than exciting whitewater, this Half-Day Touring Kayak Course is for you! Touring kayak is easy to control for everyone. We also have tandem touring kayaks. It is a great way to enjoy touring kayak with every member in your family.
One-Day Touring Kayak Course at Lake Nojiri
If you want to enjoy kayak for your leisure or just to have a relaxing time on the smooth water rather than exciting whitewater, this One-Day Touring Kayak Course is for you! Touring kayak is easy to control for everyone. We also have tandem touring kayaks. So if you want to enjoy touring kayak with your family, check this out! In the afternoon, we will travel to the Benten Island in the Lake Nojiri, which we can't land without a boat.
SANSAI (Edible Wild Plant) Picking and Hiking Course
People often wonder whether we can eat such weeds. It looks just a weed. But once you try some, you might become lover of edible wild plants called SANSAI in Japanese. In Japan, people have been eating SANSAI for a long time, and SANSAI is now one of the essential ingredients for Japanese cuisine such as SANSAI TENPURA, SANSAI SOBA and so on. There are lots of SANSAI in the mountains around the Lake Nojiri. Join us for touching the nature and Japanese customs!
Mushroom Hunting and Hiking Course
Welcome to the mushroom paradise!! There are various kinds of mushrooms in the mountains around the Lake Nojiri. It is said that the number of mushroom’s variety reaches as many as 6000!! The mountains around the Lake Nojiri are distinguished place around the world! We will hike and search for about 130 edible mushrooms in the mountains. Join us for our refreshing tour to touch the nature!
Summer Forest Hiking Course with YOSHI
The principal of Sunday Planning Outdoor School, Yoshi who is an expert in the area, will guide the summer forest around Lake Nojiri for you to experience wonders of the nature. We don’t strive to climb up a mountain but to wander around the deep forest and cross the streams. In this program, Yoshi will give you a new perspective of nature and lots of knowledge, such as edible plants. Searching around for the edible plants, soon you will find yourself becoming just like one of the animals in the forest! Join us for our Summer Forest Hiking Course and explore the green forest!
Cross-Country Ski Hiking Course
Why don’t you join our Cross-Country Ski Hiking Course and explore the silent forest covered with snow? Cross-country ski is light weighted and designed for walking up and skiing down the snowy gentle slope. Almost anyone from children to elderly people can go for an adventure on the snow with the cross-country ski. We will walk into the deep white snowy forest wearing a pair of skis. Do you want to experience the beauty of the nature through tracing animal footprints, watching snow-trees, or having lunch and a cup of coffee in the silent snowy forest? Join us for our Cross-Country Ski Hiking Course! We guarantee that you will be moved by this amazing experience!
Snowshoes Hiking Course
Why don’t you join our Snowshoes Hiking Course and explore the silent forest covered with the snow? Almost anyone from children to elderly people can go on an adventure on the snow in snowshoes. We will be able to walk into the deep white snowy forest with snowshoes. Do you want to experience the beauty of the nature, to walk on the frozen lake, to trace the animal footprints, to watch the snow-trees, or to have lunch and a cup of coffee in the silent snowy forest? Join our Snowshoes Hiking Course! We guarantee that you will be moved by this extraordinary experience!
Lodge Grampia is established for people who love outdoor activities and directory run by Sunday Planning, which is one of the biggest outdoor schools in Japan. Sunday Planning and Lodge Grampia located by the Lake Nojiri, offer various kinds of outdoor courses. The Lake Nojiri is famous place for spending holiday enjoying outdoor sports throughout the year. The Lake Nojiri’s nice and cool water is for water sports in the summer. Mountains by the lake, covered with snow are for snow sports in the winter. You can enjoy our outdoor courses and cozy overnight stay for reasonable price.