Powder to the People

Powder to the People

Fully Escorted Tour

The newest addition to our ACTIVE JAPAN line-up, this tour is a journey through the winter wonders of Japan. From the magical illumination of Nabana no Sato to the unspoiled sanctuary of the Japanese Macaque (Snow Monkey), as well as a week-long ski and board adventure set amidst the famed Japan Alps, this one of a kind tour captures the beauty of a Japanese winter.
The mountains are calling!

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Arrival transfer, free at leisure in Tokyo.

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Morning tour of Tokyo, including Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade.

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Mt. Fuji, Aokigahara Forest and Cave Exploration Tour.

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Bullet train to Nagoya, Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination.

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Train to Yudanaka Hot Springs, traditional Japanese ryokan stay.

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Visit Snow Monkey Park, relax in hot springs.

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Travel by coach from Yudanaka to Madarao Mountain Resort, a ski resort nestled amongst the Japanese Alps that makes a great powder skiing destination. Madarao is an undiscovered wealth of tree skiing, back country riding and high snow falls. Stay here for 7 nights at the Madarao Mon Aile Hotel.

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Today you have the full day to explore Madarao and all it has to offer. Unlike many other resorts in the area, off-piste Skiing is permitted. Have a lesson, join a back country tour or upgrade your lift pass to include the neighbouring resort, Tangram, for 500JPY ($7 AUD).

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Free Day Madarao. Ski/Snowboarding.

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Today we head over to Nozawa Onsen for the day. This ski resort and hot spring town is only 40 minutes from Madarao by bus. Spend the day skiing/snowboarding or wander around the traditional Japanese village. Head back to Madarao at the end of the day for a well earned rest.

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Free Day Madarao. Ski/Snowboarding.

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Another day trip is on the cards today to a nearby ski resort – Myoko Kogen. We’ll travel 40 minutes by bus to Akakura Onsen Village. A real skiers town, Myoko Kogen is made up of a bunch of different resorts. Akakura Kanko and Akakura Onsen can be skied between and offer a great variety of terrain and plenty of snow. The other areas, accessible by local bus are Suginohara and Ikenotaira. Seki Onsen is also accessible from Myoko Kogen by bus or taxi. Head back to Madarao at the end of the day.

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Free Day Madarao. Ski/Snowboarding.

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Transfer back down to Tokyo, free at leisure in Tokyo.

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Transfer to Airport.

Date: 15 January 2018
Tour Price:

Twin Share From $5,574pp

Single Use From $7,348pp


*14 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
*1 lunch and 2 dinners
*Sightseeing in all cities with tour guide
*All coach transfers and train tickets
*Return Airport transfers to/from your Tokyo Hotel
*Luggage transfers on 4 separate occasions

Tour visits: Tokyo, Nagoya, Yudanaka, Madarao Mountain Resort, Nozawa Onsen, and Myoko Kogen.


* A fair amount of physical activity is involved on this tour.
* Daily schedule is subject to change due to weather, transport or any other unforeseen circumstances.
* Luggage transfers as per tour itinerary are recommended by JTB as there is limited space on local transport. The Japan hotel luggage transfer service is very reliable; your large luggage will be safe when you send it on to the next city – as stated on this itinerary.

Special airfares in conjunction with this tour are available, please contact JTB.


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