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Our System

We are a mountain resort that offers a variety tours and guided services.
We offer 3-5 day tours in Yamagata prefecture.
  • ・Min. 2 people
  • ・It feels like a private tour
  • ・Max. group size is 10 people
  • ・All inclusive tour

"Pole Pole" is a company that offers sports, trekking, and cultural programs specifically designed for foreign country sightseers visiting Yamagata.

We can customize your tour depending on your schedule and purpose. Please feel free to ask us.


River Camp Tour – Gassan Pole Pole Farm
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River Camp Tour

Kayaking, Fishing, Camping
Gassan Pole Pole Farm / River Camp Tour

River Camp Tour


per person

30th Jun. – 30th Sep. Min.2 people


  • 1. Camping on the river bank
  • 2. River fishing
  • 3. Kayaking

A well experienced fishing guide will teach you how to skillfully fish in a mountain stream. We will canoe up the river to reach the area where we will be camping and fishing. You will eat the fish you catch and camp on the bank of the river.

On the 1st day you will check in at PolePole Resort and we will give you a briefing for the following day. After that you can just relax at the resort and rest up for the next day.

On the 2nd day we will start your adventure. We will start by taking canoes from Gasssan Reservoir and head up the river. Once we reach the mountain stream we will walk up the stream a bit and look for a camp site. After that you will fish for your dinner. Your guide will help you with setting up your tent, however, organizing the inside of the tent and rolling out your sleeping bag is your responsibility. Setting up camp is always a fun and rewarding experience.

On the 3rd day we will head further upstream. For lunch we will pick some edible wild plants and eat the fish we have caught.

This tour is suitable for people who are able to walk for 2-3 consecutive hours on flat level ground.

After the tour we will take you to Yamagata Station.

  • Departure
    Yamagata station east exit taxi pool
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 13:50 PM for a prompt departure at 14:00 PM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 15:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Include
    Transportation in Yamagata
  • Not Included
    Train ticket
    Air ticket

Day 1: Departure

  • 14:00 Yamagata station pick up
  • 15:00 Arrive at Pole Pole Resort
  • 16:00 Enjoy National Park forest
  • 18:00 Dinner
  1. Accommodation : Gassan Pole Pole Resort villa (Western style room)
  2. Including meals : Dinner

Day 2: Kayaking, fishing, and camping

  • 8:00  Breakfast
  • 9:00  Start to kayak in the lake
  • 12:00 Lunch at lake side
  • 13:00 River fishing
  • 15:00 Camping side of river
  • 17:00 Dinner
  1. Accommodation : Camping (If weather will be bad, change to Pole Pole Villa)
  2. Including meals : Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Fishing

  • 8:00  Wake up and breakfast
  • 9:00  Start to trek the river
  • 10:00 River fishing
  • 12:00 Lunch in river side
  • 15:00 Yamagata station arrive
  1. Including meals : Breakfast and lunch

Tour Location

Gassan area

Meeting Point

  • 14:00 at Yamagata station West Exit Taxi Pool

Tour Cost:

JPY73,000 / person  Minimum 2 people

Price includes:

  • 1. Day 1 accommodation in Pole Pole Resort Villa
  • 2. Day 2 accommodation of camp or Pole Pole Villa
  • 3. Day 1 dinner
  • 4. Day 2 breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 5. Day 3 breakfast and lunch
  • 6. Ticket of river fishing
  • 7. Camping equipment and gear
  • 8. English speaking mountain guide
  • 9. Transportation from Yamagata station / airport

Price does not include:

  • Air ticket and train ticket to Yamagata
  • International air fair
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Costs occurred during your free time
  • Activities that does not appear on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses

Cancelation policy

  • From 60days up until 30days before the day 30,000JYP.
  • From 29days up until 20days before the day 60% of the total fee.
  • From 19days up until 10days before the day 70% of the total fee.
  • From 9days up until 4days before the day 80% of the total fee.
  • From 3days up until the day before the day 90% of the total fee.
  • On the day 100% of the total fee.
Note:With regard to the cancellation policy,the "Day"means the first day of the travel Itinerary arranged by Gassan Pole Pole Farm Co.,Ltd..