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Nagano Ski Buffet provided by Japan Powder Culture Tours

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Experience the best of Japan - the thrill of deep powder, the beauty of an unique culture, and the fun of a great guided tour. Enjoy some of the most amazing snow on planet earth, stay in a truly authentic Japanese ski village where you are the minority, visit mom and pop restaurants and mix with the locals, be entertained by Geisha, Taiko Drum, Shimansen Guitar, Lion Dance and Karate performances, visit the world famous Snow Monkeys, walk through ancient castles, temples and shrines and relax in natural hot pools. Where other companies may talk up the cultural aspects of Japan we include them in our tours so you get a truly authentic Japanese ski experience. And best of all you get to share this all with a group of like minded ski and snowboard enthusiasts, all hosted by instructor/guides who are just plain passionate about what they do for you as our testimonials attest to. And don’t forget our hidden gems that we leave as a surprise for you on your journey with us at JPC Tours.
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Departure Point
Yudanaka Station, Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai District, Nagano 381-0401, Japan
Duration
10 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Lift Passes
  • Guiding and Instruction
  • Cultural Performances
  • Karaoke night
Exclusions
  • Air Travel
  • Travel Insurance
  • Equipment hire
  • Dinner, lunches and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Anna R wrote a review Apr 2020
Jindabyne, Australia2 contributions
My partner and I skied with our 4 boys aged 10-14 in January 2020 and had three days skiing with Jase and the crew which was definitely too short! It was our first time in Japan (although we are experienced skiers) and we spent a week in Hakuba and then onto Shiga Kogen with
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Jase C, Owner at Nagano Ski Buffet
Responded 21 Apr 2020
Hi Anna, Ken, Tom, Darcy, Garret and Darius It was so good catching up with you all and sharing our little piece of Utopia here in Yudanaka. Not everyone gets to experience and compare both a westernised ski resort versus a Japanese ski resort in Japan, and it looks like the authentic Japanese expereince won on this occassion. Really look forward to showing you some more resorts and sharing some more cultural activities that really put the icing in the cake. Regards Jase
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aknott wrote a review Apr 2020
Matamata, New Zealand1 contribution
We enjoyed a week on tour with Jase and the team. Although the snow wasn’t perfect we had two awesome powder days right at the start. We were blown away by how quiet the fields were - you never wait in a line. You can find an untouched run at the end of the day and that’s why we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Jase C, Owner at Nagano Ski Buffet
Responded 18 Apr 2020
Hi Adela and Fraser. Good catching up with you guys and yes that first day you arrived was pretty deep pow and a baptism by fire or pow so to speak. Good times at karaoke night as well and as I mentioned Adelea, don't get to high on the chui hi. See you again in the future. Regards Jase
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Mark T wrote a review Apr 2020
Les Gets, France6 contributions
Overall we had a great time with Jase and his team although the experience was definitely hampered by mixed snow conditions. Pros: - they are well organised and the team clearly know the mountains really well - good cultural experiences alongside the skiing (temples, geisha
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Response from Jase C, Owner at Nagano Ski Buffet
Responded 17 Apr 2020
Hi Mark. Thanks for your kind words. Yes got a bit tricky when trudy injured herself, and every time a different incident does occur we learn new ways of dealing with it. Had to happen on the best snow of the tour though, however the afternoon session made up for it. Loved your guys energy and all the best for more powder runs in the future. Regards Jase
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SPO wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia1 contribution
Japan Powder Culture Tours delivered exactly what they promised. The exhilaration and culture experience of skiing Japan. Jase and his crew, John , George and Tyson are an excellent team which is well able to deliver on the promise of the most amazing Japanese ski holiday on
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Jase C, Owner at Nagano Ski Buffet
Responded 17 Apr 2020
Hi Team. What a great time it was. We loved your energy and enthusiasm and was a real pleasure hosting you all and can't wait to do it again. Regards Jase
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Spirited Mama wrote a review Feb 2020
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The best thing about the Nagano ski buffet is the direct access we had to authentic Japanese culture in a ski resort. Where we stayed in the small town of Yudanaka - in lodgings that were clean, modern, friendy and run by Japanese local people, was simply beautiful. I couldn't
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Jase C, Owner at Nagano Ski Buffet
Responded 17 Apr 2020
Hi Kim and Eavan. Great fun and laughs. So cool to be able to see Eavan's 15th birthday and I am sure it will a memory she will have for live. I still beleive one of the best gifts you can give your kids is to ski or snowboard. Keep smashing that POW ladies. Regards Jase
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David C
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Powder Fun
Really hard to review the time 7 days skiing I had with Japan Powder Culture Tours, because there was just so much
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1pixie_12
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Powder tastic
The communication in the run up to the trip was fantastic and there was a huge effort on the teams part to ensure t
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953nickm
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First choice for guiding services in Shiga Kogen and surrounds.
Jase and his team at Japan Powder Cultural Tours will always be my first choice for guiding services when visiting
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H4419JFjohnp
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Legendary Roadie
I went on the tour solo and was a bit apprehensive beforehand but that quickly changed as I met Jase, his team and
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Special times with Japan Powder Culture Tours
In early January 2020 my family of three including son, 20 years and daughter, 17 years enjoyed a brilliant and ver
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tpropeck
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Japan Culture & Powder Tour
This was my first trip to Japan that was not for business and the best decision our group made was signing on with
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jchairo
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Awesome tour!
I highly recommend this tour. Jase and his guides were incredibly knowledgeable about the area and showed us grea
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971joc971
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Japan Powder Culture Tours is the BOMB!!!!
Japan Powder Culture Tours is great.This is my third year in a row skiing with Jason and his team. I started skiing
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ChanFamHols
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Nagano Beginners Package highly recommended
What a fantastic week of excellent snow / powder, no crowds, blue sky and sunny days, great company and excellent i
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David M
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Snow boarding fun
Japan this year in Jan 2020 has had lower than normal snow amounts which has made finding fresh powder a bit of a m
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Martin C
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Japan Powder Culture Tours Beginners Package
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and 15 who have never skied before hence joined the 'Nagano' Beg
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CooperBorn
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Best powder operation in Japan
If you want the best powder, best guides, most laughs and a true Japanese cultural experience, then Japan Powder cu
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SupergirlNZ
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Great powder chasing tour
I got a last minute cheap flight to go to Tokyo and decided to wanted to do a snowboarding tour since i was on my o
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SkiMcGnarley
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Must Ski JaPOW!
Top-notch guiding service for legendary Japanese powder - Jase and crew delivered an epic week of skiing/riding in
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Ewa G
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Great skiing!
We skied with Jase and Tyson in the first week of March. Our challenge was to find something suitable and fun for
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Key Details
  • Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Shiga Kogen, and 1 more
  • Duration: 10 days
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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