2011 Winter Packages and Tours
Winter is finally here in Japan, and just like every year, we have a solid line-up of winter-only packages and tours to help you make the most of the season! Below, check out our ski packages to Hokkaido, Nagano, and Niigata, our packages to the world-famous Sapporo Snow Festival, and our ever-popular Snow Monkey Tour. Where to begin...
This year we have a wide array of packages to Japan's best ski spots, from day trips to multiple-night packages. The packages offer great features like round-trip transportation, accommodations, ski/snowboard rentals or rental discounts, and more depending on the package.
The Hokkaido ski packages take you from Tokyo all the way up north with airfare and accommodations (with some meals) included. Choose from the world-renowned slopes of Niseko or Rusutsu, and with this package also get free ski/snowboard rentals.
Hokkaido's powder is known as some of the best in the world.
These world class slopes were the home of the 1900 Winter Olympics, and Hakuba continues to be one of Japan's top ski destinations. These packages give you a choice from among three great resort hotels, and departures from both Tokyo and Nagoya are available.
Olypmic Gold not included.
Echigo Yuzawa (Niigata)
With surprisingly easy access from Tokyo, Niigata's Echigo Yuzawa area is ideal for those looking to take just a quick ski detour. If you've got a long weekend, though, no worries: the 2-day packages with accommodation listed below can be extended.
This view is less than two hours from the middle of Tokyo.
Ciao Ontake (Gifu Pref.)
Tokyo's not the only place with a 1-day package on our list: for those of you that are closer to Nagoya, check out Ciao Ontake! This ski resort is located in Gifu Prefecture close to popular historical destination Takayama. If you're in Nagoya and have an extra day after your sightseeing's done, why not enjoy some powder, too?
Please ski or snowboard responsibly!!
Mt. Fuji Foothills
This rather unique 1-day package takes you from Tokyo to the foothills of Japan's national symbol: Mt. Fuji itself. The Fujiten Snow Resort is family friendly with a variety of runs for adults as well as a special kids' area with play sets, sled runs, and snow tubing.
Cross your fingers for clear weather and make it an unforgettable ski trip for the whole family.
Sapporo Snow Festival
The annual Sapporo Snow Festival is Japan's premiere winter event and draws an incredible amount of people to Japan's northernmost island every year. These packages include airfare and accommodations in Sapporo, and with 2- and 3-day versions available, you can have plenty of time to marvel at the mammoth, intricate snow and ice sculptures as well as to explore the city of Sapporo.
Snow Monkey Tour
One of the more unique parts of Japan's winter landscape are the Japanese macaques of Nagano who have picked up quite an endearing habit over the years: escaping the cold winter air by hopping, en masse, into natural hot springs. The snow monkeys, as they have come to be called, have become a popular attraction, and this year we have a variety of options for tours to see them including day trips and a night in Nagano.