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2-day splitboarding in Renge Onsen, Hakuba


JMGA certified mountain guide Yu to enjoy an exhilarating 2-days of splitboarding in the Renge Onsen backcountry in Hakuba, Japan!

Not specified

Japan Alps

2 Days

Mar, Apr, May


Start packing your splitboarding gear because the lovely Renge Onsen  in Hakuba awaits you! Ski enthusiasts, snowboarders, adventurers, all welcome on this 2-day splitboarding tour in which I will show you the best Japanese snow, off the beaten path!

Access to this stunning location is not easy, especially during snow season, and to get there you will need your splitboard.  Also, because the hut is closed between October and December,  we will make the best of the early spring granulate snow. Throughout March, April and May you will be able to enjoy this unique spot for winter sports in Hakuba. Additionally, after a long ski day you will have the chance to relax in an outdoor hot bath (kiburo) with the starry night above. Otherwise, if you prefer, the hut also offers indoor kiburos.

So what will you need for this trip? In terms of equipment, we have included a list below where we have also listed additional equipment which you may rent. You don’t necessarily need a lot of technical experience for this trip. However, because we will be hiking up in skins and snowshoes, you need to have some prior experience in this regard. Also, you will need a good fitness level to tackle the long hikes.  Keep in mind that I will be there at all times to help and guide you!

Are you ready to try some splitboarding in Hakuba? Then book your place and join me on this exhilarating 2-day tour in Renge Onsen! I will be happy to show you the way!

If you want a shorter trip, I also offer one-day backcountry splitboarding trips in Mount Norikura.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Prices are based on groups of 5. We can take up to ten people with an additional guide.



Renge Onsen Mountain Hut, not included in the price (about JPY9,000 per person / night).

More info

If there are more than 9 people, I will ask one more guide to join us.

Equipment: ski gear (skis, splitboard, snowboard), skins, snowshoes, boots, crampons (with more than 10 points), sunglasses, goggles, gloves, ski clothing, avalanche safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel)

You can rent: - Beacon, Backpack, Snowshoes JPY1,000/each - Probe, Shovel, Poles JPY500/each - Full set of the above: JPY3,500 *Poles are not for the skiers. *We also have Airback, Powder Board, Splitboard (w/seals), Fat Ski (w/seals) for rent. Please contact when you register. I do not have boots for rent.

You can purchase tour photos at the end, which costs JPY5,000 per person for all data and JPY700 if you only want one piece of photo data.

Meeting point

We will announce it after tour registration.

About the guide

I am a backcountry ski guide with JMGA hiking level 2 and ski / snowboard guide level 2 certifications, based in Hakuba.
I was born in Aichi prefecture in Japan and started snowboarding in my early teens. Before I knew it, I was snowboarding everyday in the winter and in my final year of high school, I moved to Iwate prefecture in Tohoku (northern tip of Honshu, known for big snow falls) to freeride everyday. I became a professional snowboarder, and since 2002, I have been a ski / snowboard guide based in Hakuba.

I wanted to share the experience and fun I have had in the mountains with many other people in a safe manner with the right education and so I started my own backcountry guide company in 2012.

Myself and all the other guides at my guide company are on splitboards and so we welcome snowboarders and skiers alike. Given my snowboarding background, I know how difficult it could be for a snowboarder to follow a skier's line!!

I'm also trained and certified by Japan Avalanche Network and Wilderness First Aid, and am a member of Japan Emergency Rescue Team.

When I'm unavailable the guides at my guide company that I trust, with sufficient Avalanche training, Wilderness First Aid as well as much guiding experience at my guide company (some with JMGA certification as well) will be able to guide you.

Please contact me if you're in Hakuba and want to explore the backcountry of the beautiful North Japan Alps, away from the ski resorts!!


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Hakuba, Japan

What people are saying about Yu Takeo

Jonathan Mandio


February, 2020

My guide kenji was amazing! He picked me up from the hotel and provided whatever rental gear I needed. Kenji and I talked about snowboard movies, Japan, life, and he even gave me recommendations for Hakuba and Tokyo. I would highly recommend Yu, Bamboo tail guide company, and kenji.

Dominik Aerni


February, 2018

Great tour in the beautiful mountains of Hakuba with waist deep powder! Sick riding!!


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