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Discover the fascinating Japanese culture while enjoying amazing runs in Hokkaido, on the best powder in the world.

Climb the iconic Mount Fuji, go hiking in the beautiful Daisetsuzan National Park or join an ancient pilgrimage route like Kumano Kodo. Japan is a dream destination with unmissable experiences.

 

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What’s the weather like?

Japan is a long collection of islands, therefore the climate varies considerably from one region to the other. During the winter, it’s mild in central regions and almost tropical in the small southern islands, but it can be freezing cold in the northern island of Hokkaido, where snow and ice dominate the landscape. Summer is hot and humid and June is the rainy season in most of the country.

Getting There

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Osaka’s Kansai are the main international flight gateways. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport also offers international connections. You can get to Sapporo’s Chitose Airport (Hokkaido), from Haneda Airport in about 1 ½ hours.

Language:

Japanese

Country Code:

+81

Currency:

Japanese Yen (JPY)

Best time to visit:

If you are looking for the best powder, then you should visit in January and February, and you could also be there for the amazing Sapporo Ice Festival in February. Spring is considered to be the best time to visit for hiking and other activities. You should try to avoid -or book in advance- for Golden Week (April 29 to May 6), as it is the longest holiday of the year in Japan and everybody is travelling.

 

 

More Info on Japan

Japan is an archipelago on the eastern edge of Asia, with four main islands: Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu. The fascinating Japanese culture combines ancient traditions with amazing natural beauty and futuristic technological advances. Is a true paradise not only for powder junkies but also for curious minds looking for unique experiences. Don’t leave the country without soaking on an onsen bath or trying a heated toiled seat!

 

 

What People are Saying about Japan

  • 125 reviews

 

Takao-san is a great guide. I would highly recommend him and plan to go climbing with him again.
I would like to give Naoki five stars out of five. He was just great: professional, safety first approach, helped
us with our splitboards, found great terrain and was very friendly and kind during the hole day!
The “Guided powder ski tour” was amazing, also thanks to your brilliant and professional guide Gunther Winkel also a big thanks
to Jun Horie for the skitouring equipment. On behalf Daniel and myself we want to thank you for a very professional guided powder ski tour, showing us Niseko in the best way of ski touring.
I can not rate Toshiya because he was not our guide. Our experience was marred by a void of
communication prior to the trip. We never recieved email or other communication prior to our trip, despite frequent requests. Simple questions like, “Do we need crampons?” were unanswered. The day before our arrival, we called Toshiya (whos phone number was being withheld). He was unaware of what day we were visiting, he did not know how many days or how many people in our group.
Truly excellent guide, with unique knowledge of backcountry spots for freeride and touring. Extremely nice guy too.
My wife and myself had the wonderful opportunity to spend three days with Naomi Kawata as our backcountry country
guide. First off Naoki is a very easy going person. wen felt at ease with him right away. also he has the right guide qualifications.Safety in the mountains was the number one priority. he is very knowledgeable about anything backcountry (example how to apply your skins when your knee deep in snow} Naoki was able to take us to a mountain where we three were the only people there it was an absolute blast! Naoki took us to a few local restaurants that were amazing. you had better know japanese in these places or have Naoki with you, that’s how local they were. Well to sum it up three great days skiing with an excellent ,extremely versed guide. we will definitely get with Naoki next year. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good safe time. Ed &Iris
ed zinnanti and iris zinnanti for Niseko, Rusutsu and Sapporo backcountry ski tours
Great for experienced backcountry ski/board tourers. Daisuke looked after us very well. We experienced some of the local culture
going to onsens and restaurants after a hard day on the snow. The yakitori stand at the end of the first day was a real treat.
We had a wonderful time ice climbing despite some rather crazy weather conditions! Takao was great company, very clearly experienced
in the area and equipped with all necessary equipment. He was always on time and made exceptional efforts to get us out to the ice and back safely to Sapporo. The onsen, river crossing and thigh-high snow trek were as important as the actual climbing to the whole experience. We highly recommend and hope to be back to the area for summer climbing!
We had a very good experience while hiking in Hakone. Our tour guide, Shin Kaneko, was very helpful and informative
during our trip, Looking forward to the next hiking trip
Our trip went flawlessly. Chika is a true professional who put together a trip that my wife and I will
not soon forget. The route was challenging, airy exhilirating and we wouldn’t change a thing.
Best experience of our life and was definitely made better with Chikako guiding us. She is an expert in hiking
and did everything to make sure we are ok. Communication from the start was perfect and everything well organised.
The trip was absolutely amazing and Chika was the best.  After fours days of backpacking in Japan, Chika picked up
my daughter and I at the hotel at Yamanakako early in the morning and brought us to Mt Fuji.  During the drive, Chika shared with us her background and expereince in climbing and guiding mountains and back country ski trips throughout the Japan and the world.  We actually saw a bear along the side of the road at Mt Fuji during our drive to station 5.  During the ascent, it was  evident, Chika’s primary concerns were safety and a successful ascent.  The climb was paced perfectly for our fitness level, and the hike around the crater at the top provided amazing views due to the perfect weather.  Chika’s great personality, knowledge of the outdoors and Japanese history kept the conversation flowing and enriched the entire experience.  Anyone visiting Japan with an adventurous spirit should climb Mt Fuji, and I highly recommend using Chika as your guide.  Without reservation, she is the best!
It was fantastic! Chika is an excellent guide. Makes good decisions and is very well-prepared and also great company! Planned
around my schedule and the weather as well.
Our Mount Fuji off season climb was wonderful; an experience that both Angie and I will remember the rest of
lives. Cveto, our mountain guide, was superb. He is not only an expert in the field of mountain climbing that made us feel safe throughout the climb to the summit, but also a person that went beyond expectations to make the mountain experience memorable in every way. Cveto is not only an expert climber, but also an exceptional person with a carefree and adventurous personality. Thank you for making a dream come through for both of us. Best regards, Carlos & Angie
Cveto was an amazing guide whose expertise and experience made the climb very fun and exciting. I would recommend him
to anyone who is looking for an amazing outdoor adventure
Amazing! Cveto was experienced, professional, & went the extra mile to check on me the night before to ensure I
was prepared. He was encouraging but also realistic regarding conditions & limitations. This was my 1st climb (1st time seeing snow actually!) and as a beginner he was patient w/ me and gave clear instructions-I always felt safe. Highly, highly recommend! Reaching the summit was an unforgettable experience. Thank you for everything. -solo female traveler
A good climb although weather wasn’t good and couldn’t see much at the summit.
 

 

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