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1+ day Backcountry powder skiing on Honshu, Japan (near Nagano)

Honshu, Japan

Come along with JMGA-certified guide Tadashi on a backcountry powder skiing adventure in Honshu, Japan and experience some of the best powder in the world.


Japan Alps

1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec


All Levels


* Tailor your Japanese ski trip according to your plans and your experience

* Enjoy some of the best powder you’ll find anywhere on Earth

* Experience the magic of Japanese culture as you tour around


Skiing in Japan is pretty popular right now – and for good reason. Thanks to helpful weather systems, slopes across the country get awesome snowfall. And, that means it has some of the best powder skiing conditions in the world.

Plus, when you go on a skiing trip to Japan, you also get to enjoy delicious food, warm hospitality and interesting culture.

What to expect 

This trip takes place in Honshu, Japan’s main island, where you’ll find Tokyo and other major cities and attractions. There are a lot of ski destinations across Honshu, from both smaller ski resorts to larger ones. This gives us lots of choice in our search for the best powder.  

I’ll tailor the trip based on your group’s experience level so your trip is just right. Whether you are backcountry skiing pros or first-timers on the slopes, I’ll be able to organise a trip you’ll love. 

Places we normally go to include Myoko and Joetsu, where we’ll find slopes to suit all levels. Joetsu benefits from some of the heaviest snowfall and it has a lot of accessible glade skiing.

If you want to keep your trip to one day, that’s not a problem. We have over 20 ski areas to choose from for day trips, including Myoko, Hakuba, Otari, Hiuchi, Umidani, Madarao and Nozawa Onsen.

If you want more time on the mountain, I can also arrange for full or partial board across multiple days. I’ll also help you organise lift access, more intensive backcountry ski tours and more.

Request to book now, and I’ll look forward to showing you great powder here in Japan.

If you’re a backcountry skiing enthusiast you’ll also want to check out this 10- day backcountry and powder skiing trip in Nagano and Niigata.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Not included:

It does not include the lift tickets.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am a JMGA mountain guide based in the seaside town of Miura in Kanagawa prefecture, offering a mix of outdoors guiding activities in both the mountains and the sea. What I value the most in guiding is to of course guide my clients safely but also for my clients to spend a quality time in the rich nature. Exposing yourself in the rich nature by taking part in outdoor activities, and by removing everything in between you and the nature, I believe that you’ll be able to experience the extraordinary. It could be the overwhelming feel from witnessing the change in landscapes through seasons, or that you learnt to speak to your own body and heart, or that you deepened the understanding of the local area, and of course it could be that precious moment where you can experience this together with other people!

I am also certified in Japan Avalanche Network (JAN) at Level 2.
In the summer, I guide in the mountains, mainly in the North Japan Alps, and sea kayak, and in the winter I take clients backcountry skiing.
Whatever the discipline, my focus is always for my clients to be able to “feel” and to be one with the nature. The integral part of the fun is to interact with the locals, to meet the local culture, and to breathe in the air there as a total package!
So, in the summer I like to take clients deep into the mountains accessed by using both the sea kayak and your climbing / hiking skills, as well as staying in tents at night. I think it is a pity if you only spend time in the mountains or only in the sea!
And in the winter, I’d like to show my clients that backcountry skiing is not all about chasing powder but it is about getting joy from the mountains in totality.

I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing a quality time in the land of varying seasonal beauties!


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What people are saying about Tadashi



Tadashi is a knowledgeable guide who knows how to plan a great backcountry tour to find great snow, gorgeous views and stay safe throughout the day. I had an awesome trip!

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