Nagano Ski Safari

Japan

Combine powder and piste skiing with authentic Japanese culture, touring Nagano by train before ending on a high with a night out in Tokyo on our Nagano Ski Safari.
  • Culture
  • Nightlife
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Village Charm
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Set on the main island of Honshu, this ski safari has the perfect balance of skiing and culture. A bullet-train ride from Tokyo, many of the ski resorts near Nagano City are accessible on the Japan Rail East Pass - this gives you five days of rail travel within a 14-day duration. Some journeys can take up to half a day, creating a sense of adventure that really adds to the experience.

With huge variety, the main ski area of Hakuba Valley has ten shuttle-linked resorts. For a second base, Shiga Kogen is best for quiet, well-groomed slopes. The third stop at Nozawa Onsen is a cultural immersion with its traditional accommodation, cobbled streets and hot springs.

Depending on your preference, we can recommend the best places for piste-skiing and powder, and it’s also worth taking a day out to visit the famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Finishing with a night in Tokyo is another essential Japan experience and, if you have time, the old imperial capital of Kyoto is well worth a visit.

"Each of these three resorts offers a very individual experience that’s not to be missed. For a culture and skiing combination, Nagano is fantastic."

Suggested Itinerary

This sample itinerary is just our suggestion of how you could divide your time between Nagano’s best ski areas and Japan's famous cities.

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Our prices

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

To give you the most choice and best value, we create every holiday from scratch. This means that the quotation you receive is unique, based on your preferred departure dates, group size and holiday preferences.

We save you time and get the most for your money.

We sift through the prices and promotions for every airline, hotel and resort, exploring all options. We don’t publish all our prices online. Instead, we give personal quotations within 24 hours of receiving your request.

How much?

The sample prices below give an indication of how much our suggested itinerary may cost. Speak to us for a tailored price with your choice of resorts, activities and accommodation.

15 nights from £2625pp
2 adults
  • 5 nights at the 3* Hotel De Laile in Hakuba
  • 3 nights at the 3* Hotel Alpenburg in Shiga Kogen
  • 4 nights at the 4* Tokiwaya Ryokan in Nozawa Onsen
  • 2 nights at the 3* Shiba Park Hotel in Tokyo
  • Return flights and transfers
Book by: 30 April 2020

All prices are subject to availability and include scheduled flights and transfers or car hire.

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