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Tateyama, Toyama, 3 Day Guided Splitboard Tour


Join JMGA certified mountain guide Ryuta on this amazing 3 day splitboard tour through the back country of Tateyama near the city of Toyama, Japan.

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Japan Alps

3 Days

Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov




There is a vastness, a fullness, that makes the Tateyama area of Japan look truly spectacular.

Located in the beautiful Japan Alps, a range full of peaks that reach over 3000 metres in altitude, Tateyama is only accessible during certain times of the year. As a result, there is an exclusivity to the area that makes it even more special. The time period where the area can be enjoyed coincides with when the Kurobe Alpen Route is open.

Tateyama includes 2 main areas, both of which you will be enjoy. Those areas are Gokurakuzaka and the Raicho Valley.

Throughout this trip’s 3 days, you will get to enjoy the Tateyama area’s beautiful back country. Full of gorgeous slopes, fresh powder, and amazing peaks, one of which is Mount Tata (3,015m), the area’s namesake.

This splitboarding adventure will begin at approximately 10:00 am at the Murodou terminal. From there we will go to the Raicho Inn. After you have settled in, we will head out on the tour. We will return at approximately 4:00 pm. Afterwards, you will get to enjoy some delicious local cuisine. You will also have access to the area’s amazing Onsens, which are soothing hot springs.

This is an advanced level trip. As a result, it is important that participants have previous splitboarding experience. Participants should also be in good physical condition, as there will be a lot of winter hiking as well.

Are you interested in a split boarding adventure in the Japan Alps? If so, send me a request and join me on this amazing 3 day tour through Tateyama. I have no doubt you will have an unbelievable experience.



Raicho Inn.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: Gear for back country splitboarding, snowshoes, sunglasses, goggles, gloves, ski wear, helmet, warm clothes (neck warmer, balaclava, etc, snacks, toiletry items, and safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel) which is available for rent, along with snowshoes.

Meeting point

Murodou Terminal at 10:00 am.

About the guide

I live in Gifu prefecture in Japan, which is famous for Shrakawago UNESCO World Heritage Site and also becoming famous as the backcountry skiing / snowboarding arena known for its DEEP snow and STEEP terrains.

I am a JMGA certified mountain guide, also certified in Wilderness First Aid. Following my competition years in snowboarding, I became a guide because I liked backcountry snowboarding and wanted to propose safe and fun trips to clients, where I can share my experiences and joys that I felt in the mountains. I spend the winter exploring new backcountry terrains and spend rest of the year climbing mountains. I have accomplished a snowboard descent from the summit of Denali in 2013.
My motto is to guide “safely and fun”, and therefore I aspire to guide small groups. I value the time I spend with each of my guests and this way I can spend more time communicating with clients and for clients to get to know each other better.

I believe that mountain climbing experience should not just be about standing on the summit but also enjoying the nature on the mountain as a whole, learning about the history, and getting a taste of the culture. Shirakawago, in Gifu, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can also enjoy onsen and local cuisine.

Whether it be walking in the mountains, touching the snow, rock, grass or water, or hiking, canyoning, rock climbing, or backcountry skiing, I believe that experiences in the outdoors will enrich your life. Japan is a country of 4 distinct seasons, blessed with rich and beautiful nature. Let’s have fun together in this nature, using all your 5 senses, moving your bodies and feel the rhythm of the nature and of the Earth. I would love to share my outdoor experiences with you and I endeavour to guide in a way to connect people to people, and people to nature in the natural rhythm of the nature.


Japanese | English




Gifu, Japan

What people are saying about Ryuta Asahi

Eric Yap


March, 2018

Great mountain, awesome guide, good times. Only for dedicated backcountry enthusiasts though.



February, 2017

I think Ryuta is a great guide. The tour was quite nice. I loved the lines we did. It would've been 5 stars if his English was better but his assistant guide was of great help especially in communication. Otherwise, I felt quite safe with him and his abilities



February, 2017

Everything was just great, him and his partner were fully dedicated to our group and tried their best to make the most out of our day. The lines were great and they were super safety-conscious. I wish his English was a bit better, so that we'd get to interact more and learn more about the mountain, some local stories etc... Cheers!



February, 2017

Without a doubt, Ryuta-san exceeded all of my expectations. His level of professionalism, planning, client care and willingness to go the extra mile are on par with the best in the business. He is also the first dedicated splitboard guide I've toured with, so this was an added plus!

Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 123712 Each

Group of 2

JPY 61856 Each

Group of 3

JPY 46392 Each

Group of 4

JPY 37114 Each

Group of 5

JPY 37114 Each

Group of 6

JPY 37114 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include splitboarding equipment, food, accommodation or transportation fees, which are as follows.

-From Toyama Sta. to Murodou is JPY 3,630 per person (round trip JPY 6,710)

-From Shinano-Ohmachi (Nagano side) to Murodou is JPY 7,220 per person (round trip JPY 11,550).

The accommodation and transportation fee for the guide must be split between all members.


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