Days 10 | Starts Tokyo | Finishes Tokyo | From $2599

Japan ski Tour

 

Touch down Japan! This is One Life Adventures Japan with the ultimate twist, we’re taking you to the slopes! They don’t call it Ja-Pow for nothing, named as such due to the fresh powder that falls on the Japanese Alps each year, these slopes are quickly gaining a reputation in the skiing world. What’s more, this is not your usual skiing holiday – Japan is a magical place where old and new collide, a country full of incredible natural beauty, futuristic cities of neon and world-renowned food. With an introduction to the timelessness of Tokyo, we’ll experience everything this city has to offer before taking a bullet train to Nagano, where you’ll spend your days exploring the runs, soaking in onsens and even checking out the infamous Snow Monkeys while they bathe in the hot springs. By the end of the 10 days, you will have lived and breathed the (snow-capped) land of the rising sun.  

Crew

your group leader & local guide

 

ACTIVITIES

14 included, 8 optional extras over 2 locations

 

Transport

all transport from day 2 to day 9

 

Accomm

9 nights In Twin / DoublE Accom.

 

OLA Family

Maximum group size 20 people

 

Food

9 breakfasts |   1  dinner

 

CREW

Your group leader & your local guides

Our crew comprises of award winning tour guides who will make your trip unforgettable. Expertly trained and prepared for every circumstance – they’ll be your new best mate and a fountain of knowledge all wrapped up in one and will stop at nothing to make your trip life changing. Our local guides are second to none – in each destination they’ll partner up with your tour leader to show you how passionate they are about their home.

 

ACTIVITIES

14 included, 8 optional extras over 2 locations

Japan is timeless, a country where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with the modern cityscapes. This is One Life Adventures Japan with the ultimate twist, we’re taking you to the slopes! Our 10-day itinerary will take you forwards and backwards in time as you go from walking the chaos of the famous Shibuya Crossing and gawping at the crazy Robot Restaurant in Tokyo to hitting the slopes in Nagano and seeing the famous snow monkeys while they bathe in the hot springs.

 

TRANSPORT

We include all your transport, from day 2 to day 9

Getting around Japan by subway can be testing, but our experienced tour leaders know the system like the back of their hand and will make it seamlessly easy. With local transport and the bullet train to and from Nagano included – we’ll make sure your transport around Japan is smooth and comfortable! All you have to do is make your own way from/to the airport on Day 1 & 10 and we’ll take care of the rest!

 

ACCOMMODATION

#9 nights of Twin / Double accommodation

You and your travel buddies will be throwing your slumber parties in twin share rooms. Taking you backwards and forwards in time, you’ll experience a modern Tokyo hostel and a traditional Japanese hotel sleeping on simple tatami mats in the stunning mountainside region of Nagano.

 

OLA FAMILY

Maximum group size #20 people

We like to cap our group sizes so you’ll never feel like you’re being shepherded around. Smaller groups mean you’ll leave your trip with a whole new family; we don’t worry about age so you shouldn’t either! You’ll be travelling with like-minded people from all different walks of life but one thing in common – the passion to travel differently.

 

FOOD

#9 breakfasts  #1 dinner

Japan has given the world so much iconic food, so it is always a big part of any trip to Japan. There’s so much to see in Japan, we will make sure you’re well fed and energized for each day! As well as your breakfasts, we’ll provide an epic welcome dinner of Shabu-Shabu to introduce your taste buds to Japanese cuisine.

 

In a Nutshell

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DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN JAPAN

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DAY 2 – TOKYO DAY

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DAY 3 – TOKYO ROBOTS!

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DAY 4 – MOUNTAINS!

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DAY 5 – SKIING

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DAY 6 – SKIING

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DAY 7 – SKIING

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DAY 8 – SKIING

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DAY 9 – RETURN TOKYO

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DAY 10 – DEPART

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DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN TOKYO!

Touch down Japan! Welcome to the land of culture, a country with majestic mountains, crazy neon lights, world-class food & an ancient and fascinating history. A land where the sake is hot or cold, where the sun glistens off the snow-covered peaks, where incense floats around temples & where technological advances take the world by storm. Japan is a dream, a desired destination where all those who leave depart with a newfound sense of wonder. Arrive into your traditionally designed Tokyo hostel in the beautiful Asakusa area to be greeted by your tour guide. Tonight we’ll take you out to feast on Japanese cuisines and meet the rest of your group. We’ll then visit Senso-ji when the crowds have gone. This is one of the most important shrines in Tokyo. This illustrious red shrine is a feast for the senses. 

  • Meals – Dinner 
  • Accommodation – Twin Share with shared bathroom 
  • Included Activity – Welcome dinner & Senso-Ji 
  • Optional Activity – Tokyo Skytree, batting cages 
  • Physical Rating – Low

DAY 2 – Crazy Districts, Parks and the Home of Anime

We’ll start the morning off with a language and culture class with a Tokyo local. You’ll learn simple Japanese customs and phrases to help you dictate your way across the country. Once we have learned all we need, we’ll head out to the birthplace of Japanese teen pop culture – Harajuku. We’ll then head into Yoyogi Park, host to the beautiful Meiji Shrine. After that, we’ll take a quick break and make our way to Akihabara – Tokyo’s electric town – and be blinded by all the neon lights and crazy shops in store. Challenge others in the Sega Centre or explore the area with its endless array of crazy shops or step inside a maid-cafe for an experience truly like no other. 

 

  • Meals – Breakfast 
  • Accommodation – Twin Share with shared bathroom 
  • Included Activities – Japanese language & cultural class, Survival booklet, Harajuku tour, Meiji Shrine, Akihabara tour 
  • Optional Activities – Maid Cafe, Sega Centre 
  • Physical Rating – Moderate/High

DAY 3 – Free Morning & Robot Restaurant

Today you have a free morning to check out any areas in Tokyo that you’re dying to see. Visit the world famous Tsukiji Market, the Sumo-district or be dazzled by the Team-Lab borderless art exhibit. We’ll meet up in the afternoon and head to the incredible Shinjuku area for an unparalleled view of the Tokyo skyline before a meal of Yakitori and beer down the famous Omoide Yokocho alley. After dinner, we will treat you to an incredible show, where robots dance to the theme of thriller and lasers and lights bounce off the walls at the world-famous Robot Restaurant. Wrapping up the day viewing the world-famous Shibuya Pedestrian Crossing. 

 

  • Meals – Breakfast 
  • Accommodation – Twin Share with shared bathroom 
  • Included Activities – Tokyo Government building lookout, Robot Restaurant, Shibuya Crossing Optional Activity – Other Tokyo Districts 
  • Physical Rating – Moderate

DAY 4 – Off to the Mountains!

Today is the day that we jump on the world-famous bullet train and head towards the stunning Japanese mountains and incredible slopes in the Nagano region. JaPow, so-called for the fresh powder that Japan receives every year, there is no better place to learn to ski or hone your skills than in this region. We’ll arrive in the afternoon at Yudanaka, a great spot to base ourselves for 5 days. After checking in to our traditional Japanese hotel, we’ll grab our gear and head to the slopes! 

 

  • Meals – Breakfast 
  • Accommodation – Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite 
  • Included Activities – Bullet Train transport and 5-day ski lift pass 
  • Optional – Ski Gear and Clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson
  • Physical Rating – Moderate-High

DAY 5 – Skiing

Over the next 4 days, you’ll be free to run down all the slopes and test your courage on those black runs. Equipped with your 5-day lift pass and shuttle bus from the ski resort to the hotel you are free to ski on some of the best snow in the world. Make sure to rest those aching muscles in the hotel’s onsen. If you don’t have any ski gear or equipment, do not worry, just make sure to get in touch with us or your agent to arrange your hire so that we can have it all arranged for when you arrive! 

 

  • Meals – Breakfast 
  • Accommodation – Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite 
  • Included Activities – 5-day ski lift pass
  • Optional – Ski gear and clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson
  • Physical Rating – High

DAY 6 – Skiing

Over the next 4 days, you’ll be free to run down all the slopes and test your courage on those black runs. Equipped with your 5-day lift pass and shuttle bus from the ski resort to the hotel you are free to ski on some of the best snow in the world. Make sure to rest those aching muscles in the hotel’s onsen. If you don’t have any ski gear or equipment, do not worry, just make sure to get in touch with us or your agent to arrange your hire so that we can have it all arranged for when you arrive! 

 

  • Meals – Breakfast 
  • Accommodation – Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite 
  • Included Activities – 5-day ski lift pass
  • Optional – Ski gear and clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson Physical Rating – High

DAY 7 – Skiing

Over the next 4 days, you’ll be free to run down all the slopes and test your courage on those black runs. Equipped with your 5-day lift pass and shuttle bus from the ski resort to the hotel you are free to ski on some of the best snow in the world. Make sure to rest those aching muscles in the hotel’s onsen. We’ll also spend an afternoon at the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park to see how these wild animals stay warm in the bitter winter months. If you don’t have any ski gear or equipment, do not worry, just make sure to get in touch with us or your agent to arrange your hire so that we can have it all arranged for when you arrive! 

 

  • Meals – Breakfast 
  • Accommodation – Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite 
  • Included Activities – 5-day ski lift pass & entrance to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park 
  • Optional – Ski gear and clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson 
  • Physical Rating – High

DAY 8 – Skiing

Over the next 4 days, you’ll be free to run down all the slopes and test your courage on those black runs. Equipped with your 5-day lift pass and shuttle bus from the ski resort to the hotel you are free to ski on some of the best snow in the world. Make sure to rest those aching muscles in the hotel’s onsen. If you don’t have any ski gear or equipment, do not worry, just make sure to get in touch with us or your agent to arrange your hire so that we can have it all arranged for when you arrive! 

 

  • Meals – Breakfast 
  • Accommodation – Twin Share on tatami mats with en-suite 
  • Included Activities – 5-day ski lift pass
  • Optional – Ski gear and clothing hire, half-day English language private or group ski lesson Physical Rating – High

 

DAY 9 – Return to Tokyo

Today we head back to Tokyo by taking the mountain train to Nagano before jumping back on the bullet train. When we arrive, we’ll head back to Asakusa and get some rest before heading out for some all you can drink Karaoke to perfectly finish off your trip to Japan in style with your new friends. 

 

  • Meals – Breakfast 
  • Accommodation – Twin Share with shared bathrooms 
  • Included Activities – 1 hour all you can drink karaoke 
  • Optional – Tokyo Skytree, batting cages 
  • Physical Rating – Low

DAY 10 – Depart

After nursing your head from last night’s antics it’s time to say goodbye to your group and the new friends you have made from your tour. We hope we have showed you the best of Japan Skiing in 10 days, and we also hope we have inspired you to #exploremore 

 

  • Meals – Breakfast 
  • Accommodation – N/A

 

Accommodation with a Difference

All the accommodation we use in our Japan trip has been personally tested by us and given the One Life seal of approval! All are in fantastic locations, clean, and comfortable. Keep in mind that most nights are in bunks. 

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