POWDER SNOW EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN’S BEST ONSEN RESORTS
10 Days and 9 Nights
Visit Japan’s most spectacular countryside towns, all accessible within a few short hours of Tokyo. Here you will find beautiful mountain onsen resort towns, with soothing waters, amazing sights, and delicious delicacies. You will travel for ten days through Japan’s most famous ski and onsen resorts, Minakami in Gunma prefecture, Yuzawa in Niigata prefecture, and Nozawa in Nagano prefecture. Please see the basic model itineraries below for more details.
Tokyo – Minakami – Yuzawa – Nozawa – Tokyo
Day 1： Tokyo – Minakami Gunma Prefecture
You will be met by your private tour guide at Narita or Haneda airports, or at your hotel, from where you will be taken in a private vehicle to Minakami (travel time: 120 minutes). Before you know it, you will arrive at this beautiful mountain onsen resort town in Gunma prefecture.
Upon arrival at your ryokan in Minakami, you will settle in for a nice soak at the famous Takaragawa River Rotemburo (open air baths) Onsen. This expansive, open-air hot spring bath which faces a mountain stream is nothing short of spectacular. The total area across all four outdoor baths surpasses 780 square meters. This is sure to be a memorable onsen experience, particularly when surrounded by snow during the winter season.
Stay at Onsen Ryokan to relax.
*Suggesting Ryokan: Senjuan, Tatsumikan, Osenkaku
Day 2 & Day 3 Minakami Snow Resort
Pick-up service: You will be met by your private tour guide and transferred to Minakami’s best ski resort, then back to your hotel.Stay at Onsen Ryokan to relax.
Day 4 Minakami – Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture
You will be met by your private tour guide at the hotel and escorted to a chartered car.
You’ll then set out for the Yuzawa onsen & ski resort town in Niigata prefecture (travel time: 60 minutes).
Upon arriving at your ryokan in Yuzawa, you can set about exploring Yuzawa town and visit the museum along the main onsen road of Yuzawa to get an idea of how life used to be in the town. Yuzawa is the town that the famous Japanese novel “Yukiguni” is set in. This novel, written by Yasunari Kawabata, has a title which translates to “Snow Country” in English.
Stay at Onsen Ryokan to relax and enjoy Niigata’s traditional local cuisine and sake.
Day 5 & Day 6 Yuzawa Snow Resort
Pick-up service: You will be met by your private tour guide and transferred to Yuzawa’s best ski resort, then back to your hotel. Stay at Onsen Ryokan to relax.
Day 7 Yuzawa – Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park – Nozawa in Nagano Prefecture
You will be met by your private tour guide at your hotel and escorted to a waiting chartered car. Your journey to Jigokudani Valley from Yuzawa will take sixty minutes. You will visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park set in the forests of the Jigokudani Valley to interact with Japanese wild monkeys, and also see them bathing in a natural hot spring (onsen). Afterwards, you’ll continue on to Nozawa, which will take another sixty minutes.
Tonight, you will stay at an onsen ryokan in Nozawa Onsen resort village, where you’ll be able to elevate your relaxation to an art form.
Day 8 & Day 9 Nozawa Snow Resrot
Pick-up service: You will be met by your private tour guide and transferred to Nozawa’s best ski resort, then back to your hotel. Stay at Onsen Ryokan to relax.
Day 10 Nozawa – Tokyo
Enjoy the last day in Nozawa ski resort and go back to Tokyo.
・Private lessons: Private lessons can be customized to your needs.
Available at all levels and ages: beginners to experts, children to adults
・Snow Canyoning: Sow Canyoning is a new sport without wearing ski wears or ski shoe. It is fun and the easiest and best way to enjoy snow for anybody at all ages.
・Snowshoe Tours: Snowshoeing gets its name from the snowshoe, footwear made for walking over the snow. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person’s foot does not sink completely into the snow.
Snowshoeing is easy to learn and a great way to enjoy the deep snow!
・Backcountry Tour in Nozawa: Make the most of your powder time at Nozawa by hiring a professional mountain guide to safely guide you around Nozawa’s backcountry. BC tours are the best way to learn about Nozawa’s stashes and our crew of highly experienced international guides will ensure you have an amazing day.
Travel with Kids：
We offer fun tours as you can enjoy journey along with children.
We can also arrange nursery teacher, doctor, nurse, and so on for you.
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Tour Price will be based on a hotel room you selected, transfers, private behicle/driver, English-speaking private tour escort, specialized field guide, travel insurance, activities and entrance fees, breakfast at hotel and lunches while touring. (Room prices at ryokan typically include breakfast and dinner taken in the room or a dining hall.) Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Some personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, and spa treatments can be paid on each spot. Price will be depending on season and choice of accommodation.
The average price of this tour for one: USD 990 a day.
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