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Multi-day Backcountry powder skiing on Honshu, Japan

Honshu, Japan
Honshu, Japan

Follow Tadashi, a JMGA certified guide, to the wonderful powder snow of Honshu, Japan for a perfect one or more days backcountry adventure.


Japan Alps

+1 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec


All levels


Participate in a trip customized to your needs and desires.

Go off-piste skiing through the impressive Japanese powder snow.

Explore some of Japan's best ski resorts.


Are you ready to discover what all the fuss about the Japanese powder snow is about? Then get ready to be blown away on this outstanding backcountry skiing trip to Honshu planned just for you.

Honshu is Japan’s main island, home to Tokyo, Mount Fuji and many other major cities and cultural sites. There’s plenty of ski resorts to choose from. Some of my favorites include Hakuba, Myoko, Madarao, Joetsu, Tohoku and Hirayu. Depending on the weather conditions, your previous experience, expectations and the amount of days you wish to stay, I’ll choose the right one for us. Plus, you’ll get to relish in Japan’s hospitality and exquisite local cuisine.

I personally would recommend you to stay for 3 days to get the most of this experience. Nonetheless, the duration of this trip is up to you. We can ski for a day or more and I’ll make sure you have a wonderful trip no matter what you choose.

So, what are you waiting for? Just press the request button and get ready to enjoy the unbelievable Japanese powder snow.

If you are looking for a longer trip in Japan, make sure to check out the 10-day backcountry skiing trip I offer in Nagano and Niigata.

Price includes

Price details

Not Includes:

Personal Travel Insurance, Flights from your country, Departure transfer (although arrangements and instructions will be provided), Multi days of lift passes, Multi day nights twin share accommodation, Meals, snacks, alcohol & dinners outside of the hotel. Single room occupancy upgrade available at extra cost


Day 1 to 3: Backcountry powder skiing in Honshu

Choosing the perfect location for our backcountry tour depends on what you're looking for! Here are some of my favorites:

  • Hakuba,
  • Myoko,
  • Madarao,
  • Joetsu,
  • Tohoku,
  • and Hirayu.

Each with its own distinctive, stunning scenery.

To find the ideal fit, we'll consider factors like weather, your skiing experience, what you hope to get out of the trip, and how long you want to stay. On top of the incredible skiing, you'll also be treated to legendary Japanese hospitality and delicious local cuisine!

To truly soak it all in, I recommend staying for 3 days, but the ultimate trip length is entirely up to you. We can shred the slopes for a day or explore for longer – I'm here to ensure you have an unforgettable experience, no matter what you choose.



Which ski resorts can we visit in Honshu?

Honshu offers a variety of ski resorts including Hakuba, Myoko, Madarao, Joetsu, Tohoku, and Hirayu. The specific resort will be chosen based on weather conditions, your skiing ability, preferences, and duration of stay.

What is the duration of this Honshu skiing trip?

While a 3-day stay is recommended to fully enjoy the experience, the duration is flexible. Whether you prefer a single day or longer stay, the itinerary will be tailored to make sure you have a memorable trip.

Do you also offer longer backcountry skiing trips in Japan?

Yes, if you're interested in a more extensive adventure, consider our 10-day backcountry skiing trip in Nagano and Niigata. Explore further details and options to extend your skiing journey in Japan.

What should I bring for the backcountry skiing tour?

Consider bringing appropriate skiing gear including layers for varying weather conditions and sunscreen.

What's included in the cost of the tour?

The price includes the guiding fee and the mountain guide's expenses

What is NOT included?

The following are not included in the price: Personal Travel Insurance, Flights from your country, Departure transfer (though arrangements and instructions will be provided), Multi-day lift passes, Twin-share accommodation for overnight stays, Meals, snacks, alcohol, and dinners outside of the hotel. Single room occupancy upgrades are available for an additional cost.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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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 this trip



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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