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Japan’s Best Mountain Roads & Slopes

9 Day / 8 Nights

Late Winter – February 1 – March 31
Early Winter – December 10 – January 31

Private Groups of 2-12 guests

LUXURY HOTELS & RYOKANS: Prices from $9,000/rider at double occupation

PREMIUM HOTELS & RYOKANS: Prices from $6,500/rider at double occupation

STANDARD HOTELS & RYOKANS: Prices from $5,000/rider at double occupation

Meals Included except lunch on Snow Days.

Highlights

  • 4 Days / 4 Nights | Ski the Olympic Peaks of Hakuba Valley (Backcountry Guides & lesson options available)
  • 1 Day / 1 Night | Historic Ikaho Onsen Town
  • 4 Days / 3 Nights Cycling with the spring blossoms in historic Kiryu & Ashikaga Region
Sunrise over Hakuba Valley Ski Town.
Sunrise over Hakuba Valley Ski Town.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Tokyo to Hakuba Valley

Carving through the Japanese Sugi Tress and the infamous Japow of Hakuba.
Carving through the Japanese Sugi Tress and the infamous Japow of Hakuba.

We will meet you at your hotel in Tokyo or either Tokyo Airport (NRT/HND). From here we will transit to Hakuba Valley. Leaving the dense cityscape of Tokyo the mountains will rise around us as we enter the Olympic Host prefecture of Nagano and the famous Japow town of Hakuba.

Today we will get all of our gear sorted out, rentals, and create our plan for which ski resorts we will go to for the next 3 days. If you choose backcountry options we will meet our guides today and go over the plan for the coming days.

Day 2-4 | Ski the Olympic Slopes in the Kita Alps of Japan

Japan’s Hakuba Valley is known for the infamous Japow, or Japan Powder. This is because the region receives a whopping average of 11m (36ft) of snow each season!

Thanks to the 9 resorts in Hakuba Valley. and huge access to some of the best off-piste in the world, we will be in no shortage of amazing skiing. From beginners to experts and kids to adults Hakuba is nothing short of a skiing wonderland.

For those looking to spend less time on the slopes we will offer alternative snow activities such as snow shoeing and cross country skiing. For families with little ones, the local ski schools are a favorite with the young ones and parents alike!

Soaking in the snow from the Iwatake Observation Deck.
Soaking in the snow from the Iwatake Observation Deck.

Day 5 | Transit to Kita-Kanto & Ikaho Onsen Town

The stone steps of Ikaho Onsen Town.
The stone steps of historic Ikaho Onsen Town.

After three thrilling days of snow we will hop in the van to transit across Nagano to the historic Onsen town of Ikaho Onsen. Perched on the side of the large volcano Mt Haruna, Ikaho Onsen is a collection of traditional ryokan hotels built around 365 stone steps with panoramic views of the high peaks of Gunma in the distance.

After our drive we will have options to take a light hike or bike ride before checking in and soaking in the rich red & tea colored waters.

We will have a traditional Kaiseki Dinner this evening full of delicious local delicacies and locally sourced vegetables and meat.

Day 6 | Cycle the Tone River to the Silk City of Kiryu

From Ikaho Onsen we will fly down the mountainside to the massive Tone River. This river is home to the longest bike path in Japan, and it is here along the Tone Cycling Road that we will spend the first half of our day.

Weaving through small towns and even Maebashi, the capitol of Gunma Prefecture, we will then turn our handlebars north towards the historic silk producing city of Kiryu.

Our hotel this evening is located on the outskirts of town alongside the gentle slopes of the Kiryu River. enjoy the tranquility and zen of the ofuro bath beside the river, and the peaceful nature that surrounds.

Enjoying the sunny days and spring bloom of Sakura of Kita Kanto late winters.
Enjoying the sunny days and spring bloom of Sakura of Kita Kanto late winters.

Day 7-8 | Valleys & Volcanoes of Kita-Kanto

These next two days we will explore the magic of the mountains and valleys in the Kita-Kanto Region along with the towns of Kiryu & Ashikaga.

One of our favorite rindo vantage points between Ashikaga & Kiryu City.
One of our favorite rindo vantage points between Ashikaga & Kiryu City.

Day 9 | Transit to Tokyo – Mata Ne~

After an epic 8 days of skiing and riding sleep in and relax, or head out for one last ride or hike before we hop in the van to transit back to your next destination in Tokyo or Tokyo area airports (NRT/HND).

Until next time! Mata ne~

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