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All about the 10 Day Japan Ski or Snowboard Tour

Stunning mountain vistas, fresh powder, and hot springs will be the ultimate twist to your 10 days in Japan. We bring you world-class skiing, with an introduction into the timelessness of Tokyo - visit iconic temples, crazy Tokyo districts & hit the slopes for 10 days you won't forget! Experience the wonders of a Japanese winter with a ski in Japan holiday!

Touch down Japan! This is our Japan tour with the ultimate twist, we’re taking you to the slopes! They don’t call it Ja-Pow for anything, named as such due to the fresh powder that falls on the Japanese Alps each year, these slopes are quickly gaining a reputation in the skiing world. What’s more, this is not your usual skiing holiday - Japan is a magical place where old and new collide, a country full of incredible natural beauty, futuristic cities of neon and world-renowned food. With an introduction to the timelessness of Tokyo, we'll experience everything this city has to offer before taking a bullet train to Nagano, where you’ll spend your days exploring the runs, soaking in onsens and even checking out the infamous Snow Monkeys while they bathe in the hot springs. By the end of the 10 days, you will have lived and breathed the (snow-capped) land of the rising sun.

 

10 Day Japan Ski or Snowboard Tour
Tour itinerary - 10 Days

  • Day 1 Arrive in Tokyo
    Touch down Japan! Welcome to the land of culture, a country with majestic mountains, crazy neon lights, world-class food & ancient and fascinating history. A land where the sake is hot or cold, where the sun glistens off the snow-covered peaks, where incense floats around temples & where technological advances take the world by storm. Japan is a dream, a desired destination where all those who leave depart with a newfound sense of wonder. Arrive into your traditionally designed Tokyo hostel in the beautiful Asakusa area to be greeted by your tour guide. Tonight we’ll take you out to feast on Japanese cuisines and meet the rest of your group. We’ll then visit Senso-ji when the crowds have gone. This is one of the most important shrines in Tokyo. This illustrious red shrine is a feast for the senses. Meals - Dinner Accommodation - Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activity - Welcome dinner & Senso-Ji Optional Activity - Tokyo Skytree, batting cages Physical Rating - Low
    Meal(s) included : Dinner
  • Day 2 Crazy Districts, Parks and the Home of Anime
    We’ll start the morning off with a language and culture class with a Tokyo local. You’ll learn simple Japanese customs and phrases to help you dictate your way across the country. Once we have learned all we need, we’ll head out to the birthplace of Japanese teen pop culture - Harajuku. We’ll then head into Yoyogi Park, host to the beautiful Meiji Shrine. After that, we’ll take a quick break and make our way to Akihabara - Tokyo’s electric town - and be blinded by all the neon lights and crazy shops in store. Challenge others in the Sega Centre or explore the area with its endless array of crazy shops or step inside a maid-cafe for an experience truly like no other. Meals - Breakfast Accommodation - Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activities - Japanese language & cultural class, Survival booklet, Harajuku tour, Meiji Shrine, Akihabara tour Optional Activities - Maid Cafe, Sega Centre Physical Rating - Moderate/High
    Meal(s) included : Breakfast
  • Day 3 Free Morning and Robot Restaurant
    Today you have a free morning to check out any areas in Tokyo that you’re dying to see. Visit the world-famous Tsukiji Market, the Sumo-district or be dazzled by the Team-Lab borderless art exhibit. We’ll meet up in the afternoon and head to the incredible Shinjuku area for an unparalleled view of the Tokyo skyline before a meal of Yakitori and beer down the famous Omoide Yokocho alley. After dinner, we will treat you to an incredible show, where robots dance to the theme of thriller and lasers and lights bounce off the walls at the world-famous Robot Restaurant. Wrapping up the day viewing the world-famous Shibuya Pedestrian Crossing. Meals - Breakfast Accommodation - Twin Share with shared bathroom Included Activities - Tokyo Government building lookout, Robot Restaurant, Shibuya Crossing Optional Activity - Other Tokyo Districts Physical Rating - Moderate (B)
  • Day 4 Off to the Mountains!
    Today is the day that we jump on the world-famous bullet train and head towards the stunning Japanese mountains and incredible slopes in the Nagano region. JaPow, so-called for the fresh powder that Japan receives every year, there is no better place to learn to ski or hone your skills than in this region. We’ll arrive in the afternoon at Yudanaka, a great spot to base ourselves for 5 days. After checking in to our traditional Japanese hotel, we’ll grab our gear and head to the slopes! Meals - Breakfast Accommodation - Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite Included Activities - Bullet Train transport and 5-day ski lift pass Optional - Ski Gear and Clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson Physical Rating - Moderate-High (B)
  • Day 5 Skiing
    Over the next 4 days, you’ll be free to run down all the slopes and test your courage on those black runs. Equipped with your 5-day lift pass and shuttle bus from the ski resort to the hotel you are free to ski on some of the best snow in the world. Make sure to rest those aching muscles in the hotel's onsen. If you don’t have any ski gear or equipment, do not worry, just make sure to get in touch with us or your agent to arrange your hire so that we can have it all arranged for when you arrive! Meals - Breakfast Accommodation - Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite Included Activities - 5-day ski lift pass Optional - Ski gear and clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson Physical Rating - High (B)
  • Day 6 Skiing
    Over the next 4 days, you’ll be free to run down all the slopes and test your courage on those black runs. Equipped with your 5-day lift pass and shuttle bus from the ski resort to the hotel you are free to ski on some of the best snow in the world. Make sure to rest those aching muscles in the hotel's onsen. If you don’t have any ski gear or equipment, do not worry, just make sure to get in touch with us or your agent to arrange your hire so that we can have it all arranged for when you arrive! Meals - Breakfast Accommodation - Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite Included Activities - 5-day ski lift pass & entrance to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Optional - Ski gear and clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson Physical Rating - High (B)
  • Day 7 Skiing
    Over the next 4 days, you’ll be free to run down all the slopes and test your courage on those black runs. Equipped with your 5-day lift pass and shuttle bus from the ski resort to the hotel you are free to ski on some of the best snow in the world. Make sure to rest those aching muscles in the hotel's onsen. We’ll also spend an afternoon at the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park to see how these wild animals stay warm in the bitter winter months. If you don’t have any ski gear or equipment, do not worry, just make sure to get in touch with us or your agent to arrange your hire so that we can have it all arranged for when you arrive! Meals - Breakfast Accommodation - Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite Included Activities - 5-day ski lift pass & entrance to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Optional - Ski gear and clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson Physical Rating - High (B)
  • Day 8 Skiing
    Over the next 4 days, you’ll be free to run down all the slopes and test your courage on those black runs. Equipped with your 5-day lift pass and shuttle bus from the ski resort to the hotel you are free to ski on some of the best snow in the world. Make sure to rest those aching muscles in the hotel's onsen. If you don’t have any ski gear or equipment, do not worry, just make sure to get in touch with us or your agent to arrange your hire so that we can have it all arranged for when you arrive! Meals - Breakfast Accommodation - Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite Included Activities - 5-day ski lift pass Optional - Ski gear and clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson Physical Rating - High (B)
  • Day 9 Return to Tokyo
    Today we head back to Tokyo by taking the mountain train to Nagano before jumping back on the bullet train. When we arrive, we’ll head back to Asakusa and get some rest before heading out for some all you can drink Karaoke to perfectly finish off your trip to Japan in style with your new friends. Meals - Breakfast Accommodation - Twin Share with shared bathrooms Included Activities - 1 hour all you can drink karaoke Optional - Tokyo Skytree, batting cages Physical Rating - Low (B)
  • Day 10 Finish
    After nursing your head from last night’s antics it’s time to say goodbye to your group and the new friends you have made from your tour. We hope we have showed you the best of Japan Skiing in 10 days, and we also hope we have inspired you to #exploremore Meals - Breakfast Accommodation - N/A (B)
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Explore winter in Japan with us on our small group tour. Perfect For Thrill-Seekers, Whatever Your Level. Ski or snowboard on this tour- it's up to you.

10 Day Japan Ski or Snowboard Tour Price information AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: 38354
  $2599
Adult

Departure information

Starts

The tour starts at Khaosan Origami hostel in Asakusa. Airport pickup is not included in this package.

2020

3 February
8 February
17 February
22 February

Ends
Tokyo


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

We recommend a 15kg backpack.

Airport transfers are not included.

Meals not included unless otherwise indicated.

If you are arriving in Narita Airport, please look at your transport options on this website: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2027.html

If you are arriving in Haneda Airport, please look at your transport options on this website: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2430.html

Optional extras:

5-Days Ski Equipment Hire (Ski's, Boost & Poles // Snowboard & Boots) = $320 AUD per person
5-Days Ski Equipment Hire (Helmet, Goggles & Gloves) = $70 AUD per person
5-Days Ski Clothing Hire (Jacket & Pants) = $275 AUD per person
2 Hour English Group Ski Lesson = $145 AUD per person
4 Hour English Group Ski Lesson = $215 AUD per person

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