Ultimate Japan Ski Safari


Experience Hokkaido’s famous powder, the authentic culture of Honshu and the fascinating cities of Kyoto and Tokyo on our Ultimate Japan Ski Safari.
  • Culture
  • Family Friendly
  • Honeymoons
  • Learn to Ski
  • Nightlife
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Powder
  • Village Charm

Japan's two famous ski destinations of Nagano and Hokkaido hold huge appeal: while Nagano has fascinating culture, Hokkaido island has legendary powder. Choosing between them is tough, so we’ve combined both to create the Ultimate Japanese Ski Safari.

The country’s most northerly island, Hokkaido receives around 14 metres of powder each year and Niseko is the best place to experience it. While the snow is deep, Japan’s terrain is relatively mellow compared to the steep European Alps, making it perfect for practising your powder turns.

A short flight south, it’s easy to add Tokyo or Kyoto (45 minutes from Osaka) to the start or end of your trip. Tokyo’s cityscapes are simply stunning, and Kyoto is best known for its Geisha district and temples.

Many of Nagano’s ski resorts are a bullet-train ride from Tokyo and Kyoto. One of our favourites, Nozawa Onsen is famous for its public onsens (hot springs). Other great ski options include the Hakuba Valley, and the magical tree-skiing in Myoko (Niigata prefecture).

Tell us what you would like to experience most, and we’ll recommend the best resorts for you. For the best snow quality, fewest crowds and best prices, we recommend travelling in mid-February, after Chinese New Year.

"Why should you have to pick and choose between the Hokkaido and Nagano ski resorts when it is possible to do both in one trip!"

Suggested Itinerary

This sample itinerary is our suggestion of how you could divide your time between Honshu and Hokkaido.

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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.

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