Japan

Discover the fascinating Japanese culture while enjoying amazing runs in Hokkaido, on the best powder in the world.

Climb the iconic Mount Fuji, go hiking in the beautiful Daisetsuzan National Park or join an ancient pilgrimage route like Kumano Kodo. Japan is a dream destination with unmissable experiences.

 

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Japan is an archipelago on the eastern edge of Asia, with four main islands: Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu. The fascinating Japanese culture combines ancient traditions with amazing natural beauty and futuristic technological advances. Is a true paradise not only for powder junkies but also for curious minds looking for unique experiences. Don’t leave the country without soaking on an onsen bath or trying a heated toiled seat!

 

 

Good to Know

 

What’s the weather like?

Japan is a long collection of islands, therefore the climate varies considerably from one region to the other. During the winter, it’s mild in central regions and almost tropical in the small southern islands, but it can be freezing cold in the northern island of Hokkaido, where snow and ice dominate the landscape. Summer is hot and humid and June is the rainy season in most of the country.

Getting There

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Osaka’s Kansai are the main international flight gateways. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport also offers international connections. You can get to Sapporo’s Chitose Airport (Hokkaido), from Haneda Airport in about 1 ½ hours.

Language:

Japanese

Country Code:

+81

Currency:

Japanese Yen (JPY)

Best time to visit:

If you are looking for the best powder, then you should visit in January and February, and you could also be there for the amazing Sapporo Ice Festival in February. Spring is considered to be the best time to visit for hiking and other activities. You should try to avoid -or book in advance- for Golden Week (April 29 to May 6), as it is the longest holiday of the year in Japan and everybody is travelling.

 

 

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What People Say

  • 152 reviews

 

Our family of four had the best time with Cveto. Our goal was to get our kids (ages 9 and
11) to the top of Fuji-san before the public open season and I don’t think we could have done it without Cveto. Of everything we did during our 11 days in Japan, climbing Fuji-san was our favorite highlight. Cveto was communicative about preparations, gear, and weather before the trip and was the consummate professional during the climb. He even short-roped our 9-yr old during a period of altitude sickness.
Thanks again for the climb, the instruction, and the conversation. For me, this was one of those unforgettable moments in
life and I sincerely appreciate your time and energy. You went above and beyond the call! Please also give my best to your wife. I know I was pestering her with questions and she relieved my anxiety! I woke up to a clear view of the mountain and still can’t process that we somehow were up there and I couldn’t have done it without both of you! Thanks!
The trip was amazing! Cveto was such a great guide and he made us feel comfortable and at ease. We
LOVED it!!
Toshi and his crew gave us a truly remarkable experience! From the food to the accommodations to the epic
skiing: this trip was out of this world!
I had a great time with Wataru, very nice and experienced guide. He brought us not so far away in
a quiet and beautiful area of Shirebitsu with tons of magical snow. If I could, I would go back tomorrow! Thanks again to your platform.
Amazing experience. Took 5hrs to summit. Cloudy and little wind made it easier. Skies opened up 100M from the top.
We summited and then we skied fresh powder into the crater. Well worth it.
We had a great trip to Rishiri! The snow gods were not on our side but Rishiri is a mountain
of many slopes and aspects and thanks to a great guiding team we always managed to find good snow! Toshi ran a great operation with 3 other guides which meant we were split into two groups with a max of 9 per group and two guides. This allowed the group to be split even further on the day… Special thanks to Shohei and Kosukei – very professional guides!! Arigatou-gozaimashita!!
Paul Johnston for Backcountry skiing in Rishiri
Should have extended each day by at least 1 run
Takao-san is a great guide. I would highly recommend him and plan to go climbing with him again.
I would like to give Naoki five stars out of five. He was just great: professional, safety first approach, helped
us with our splitboards, found great terrain and was very friendly and kind during the hole day!
The “Guided powder ski tour” was amazing, also thanks to your brilliant and professional guide Gunther Winkel also a big thanks
to Jun Horie for the skitouring equipment. On behalf Daniel and myself we want to thank you for a very professional guided powder ski tour, showing us Niseko in the best way of ski touring.
I can not rate Toshiya because he was not our guide. Our experience was marred by a void of
communication prior to the trip. We never recieved email or other communication prior to our trip, despite frequent requests. Simple questions like, “Do we need crampons?” were unanswered. The day before our arrival, we called Toshiya (whos phone number was being withheld). He was unaware of what day we were visiting, he did not know how many days or how many people in our group.
Truly excellent guide, with unique knowledge of backcountry spots for freeride and touring. Extremely nice guy too.
My wife and myself had the wonderful opportunity to spend three days with Naomi Kawata as our backcountry country
guide. First off Naoki is a very easy going person. wen felt at ease with him right away. also he has the right guide qualifications.Safety in the mountains was the number one priority. he is very knowledgeable about anything backcountry (example how to apply your skins when your knee deep in snow} Naoki was able to take us to a mountain where we three were the only people there it was an absolute blast! Naoki took us to a few local restaurants that were amazing. you had better know japanese in these places or have Naoki with you, that’s how local they were. Well to sum it up three great days skiing with an excellent ,extremely versed guide. we will definitely get with Naoki next year. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good safe time. Ed &Iris
ed zinnanti and iris zinnanti for Niseko, Rusutsu and Sapporo backcountry ski tours
Great for experienced backcountry ski/board tourers. Daisuke looked after us very well. We experienced some of the local culture
going to onsens and restaurants after a hard day on the snow. The yakitori stand at the end of the first day was a real treat.
We had a wonderful time ice climbing despite some rather crazy weather conditions! Takao was great company, very clearly experienced
in the area and equipped with all necessary equipment. He was always on time and made exceptional efforts to get us out to the ice and back safely to Sapporo. The onsen, river crossing and thigh-high snow trek were as important as the actual climbing to the whole experience. We highly recommend and hope to be back to the area for summer climbing!
We had a very good experience while hiking in Hakone. Our tour guide, Shin Kaneko, was very helpful and informative
during our trip, Looking forward to the next hiking trip
 

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