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What to Expect
Japan Powder Culture Tours are all about designing lifetime memories, and this guided tour will stay in the recesses of your mind for years to come. Your guide/instructor will introduce you to the best skiing that Nagano has on offer. Our tours cater for the advanced skiers who wish to experience as much powder as possible and explore the “slack country” of each of the resorts. Your Japanese ski adventure is not complete without being immersed in a culture that has to be experience to be appreciated. Visit the world famous snow monkeys up close, be entertained by a traditional Geisha performance, be entertained by the Taiko Drum, Shamisen guitar and lion dance, participate in a Karate performance, spend an optional recovery day or bad weather day exploring one of Japan’s oldest castles and temples in Matsumoto and Nagano, soak in the rejuvenating Onsens, taste the local sake and beer recipes and visit historic Shibu Town. And let’s not forget the second night where we all eat together at the Sushi train followed by an epic night in the karaoke bar, and the list doesn’t include the hidden gems we have up our sleeve that will amaze you and surprise you along the way.

Stop At:

• Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, 6845 Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture
• 7148 Oaza Hirao Shiga Kogen Sogo Kaikan 98, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture
• Shibu Onsen, 2211-1 Oaza Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture

Sample Menu

• Traditional Ryokan multi-course Japanese Cuisin - Night-time meals are traditional multi-course Japanese cuisine served by your own private waiter in the hotel dining area.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Yudanaka Station, Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai District, Nagano 381-0401, Japan

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is from Yudanaka train station so you are taken to your accommodation
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

12/19/2019 - 12/28/2019Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

1/6/2020 - 1/15/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

12/19/2020 - 12/28/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

1/6/2021 - 1/15/2021Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
10 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Private transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Lift Passes
  • Guiding and Instruction
  • Cultural Performances
  • Karaoke night
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Popular mentions
Had an awesome time with Jase and the team! Booked the 8-day ski progression tour for early in the season (mid Dec) which worked out perfectly as the tour wasn’t as busy which meant 1:1 coaching at no extra cost. Having only skied once previously, Jase, John & Fraser managed to
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The short review is, my first tour was the Epic Honshu Progression Jan. 2017, my second tour was the Nagano Powder Zone Jan. 2019 and I have just booked to go on the Nagano Ski Progression Feb. 2020. Why would anyone go with Japan Powder Culture Tours a second and third time if
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About the operator

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By: Japan Powder Culture Tours
43 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
David M
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
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Sugoi (awesome)
Had an awesome time with Jase and the team! Booked the 8-day ski progression tour for early in the season (mid
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Martin C
Melbourne, Australia
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'
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Melbourne, Australia
Love it so much I keep going back for more
The short review is, my first tour was the Epic Honshu Progression Jan. 2017, my second tour was the Nagano Powder
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Maroochydore, Australia
Best powder operation in Japan
If you want the best powder, best guides, most laughs and a true Japanese cultural experience, then Japan Powder
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Auckland, New Zealand
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
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Truckee, California
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
Perth, Australia
Great skiing!
We skied with Jase and Tyson in the first week of March. Our challenge was to find something suitable and fun
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Dale V
What a wonderful experience
I wanted to see what I was told was the best powder in the world and I was not disappointed. What an excellent
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Bali, Indonesia
Loving Shiga Kogen
First time skiers, first time visitors to Japan. What a BLAST! This place is amazing! Yudanaka is a little gem
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Singapore, Singapore
Best way to get started (& hooked) on skiing
We signed up for Nagano Beginner Packages and it was one of the highlights of our Japan holiday. Night before
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Loved this ski/boarding trip - we'll be back
We joined Jase and the crew this year for 5 days skiing and boarding and it was one of the best snow experiences
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Great first time Japan experience
We joined Jase and his team for our first Japan ski adventure and had a great time. Getting there- The trip up to
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Jessica W
Vergennes, Vermont
Perfect Combo of Pow and Culture
What an amazing tour! From the very start, Jase was organized and informative. Over time he has compiled a
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Sick snow, mean bros
8 day Powder Chaser Trip. Advanced Snowboard group. Stayed at Aibiya Hostel This is one of the best ski trips
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