Backcountry skiing in Honshu: Gunma, Hakuba and Nozawa

Ski touring and off piste skiing in the best ski resorts of Honshu, like Hakuba, Gunma and Nozawa, together with a certified mountain guide.




Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Japan Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Please join me for a great freeride and ski touring tour in Honshu!

    During this 8-day trip, I’ll take you to the best ski areas of the island: Ninakami, Katashina, Hakuba (Nagano) and Nozawa.

    Some of them are quite touristic, some others are more out of the beaten tracks. This makes a good mix for an unforgettable ski experience, which is just 2 hours away from Tokyo!

    You can find a standard program below. Of course I can adapt the itinerary according to your wishes: skiing up or down hill, visiting touristic or remote places. I’ll also consider the snow conditions and the time you have here in Japan for skiing.

    Please contact me if you want to discuss about a ski program in Honshu. I come from this area so I will be happy to guide you there and let you enjoy the best part of it.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    320000 JPY

    Group of 2
    160000 JPY

    Group of 3
    136000 JPY

    Group of 4
    128000 JPY


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee


    • Day 1Pick up at the airport and transfer to Gunma (by train or car)
    • Day 2Skiing day in Gunma (Minakami or Katashina area)
    • Day 3Move to Nagano (Hakuba area) and half day skiing or sightseeing at Nagano (ex. Zenkoji temple).
    • Day 4Skiing day in the Hakuba area.
    • Day 5Skiing day in the Hakuba area Half day of skiing and transfer to Nozawa-onsen or sightseeing at snow onsen monkeys.
    • Day 6Skiing day in Nozawa-onsen area
    • Day 7Skiing day in Nozawa-onsen area
    • Day 8Transfer to Airport and fly back home

    Other details


    From 8000 to 30000 yen / night (based on class)

    If you want to enjoy ski touring around Gunma area, you do not have to pay my accommodation fee.


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    What People are Saying

    • 1 review


    Just back from Hakuba –Japan and I’m so pleased to confirm we got such a great experience with Iwao who has provided a service above all expectations. Indeed assisting a family confronted to a new environment requires a certain level of patience and attention and all the family appreciated his sense of responsibilities and seriousness which allowed us to really enjoy this region by experiencing touring, hicking and of course skiing in immaculate powder. Iwao was very discreet but always acted to ensure we could take the best of all Hakuba mountains could offer to us during these 5 days.This experience will for sure remain in all our minds for long and this will be mainly thanks to Iwao ! Best, Arnaud
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