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Skiing on a Snowshoe String

7 Nights: from US$1620 per person (twin share) Trip Code: SSSE

Spend four nights at a very friendly lodge in Hakuba, one of Japan's best ski resorts, sandwiched by nights in Tokyo with time for cultural sightseeing in the country's capital. Read more >

The itinerary starts and finishes in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, the capital's high-rise, neon-spangled business and entertainment hub. You'll stay in an excellent tourist hotel close to Shinjuku Station, just a stone's throw from a dazzling array of department stores, restaurants, karaoke bars, pachinko parlours and even the odd cat café.

You'll then take a direct train from Tokyo up to Hakuba, high in the Japanese Alps. Hakuba is actually seven ski resorts in one: Happo One, Hakuba 47, Goryu, Iwatake, Tsugaike, Sanosaka and Highland Minegatta. We've included an all-valley lift pass that covers all the areas, so whatever your ability you definitely won't run out of slopes to explore!

You will be staying at a fantastic lodge just a short walk from the main Happo gondola, as well as plenty of restaurants, bars and all-important onsen hot springs in the centre of Hakuba. If you don't fancy eating out or are on a tight budget, the lodge has a kitchen that guests are free to use. The best thing about the lodge are the staff, who speak excellent English, love their winter sports and will provide a wealth of useful advice and information to help you get the most from your stay.

Like all our Self-Guided Adventures, this package is completely flexible - so if you'd like us to add equipment hire, skiing or snowboarding lessons, or perhaps a day trip to see the famous snow monkeys of Yudanaka Onsen, please let your travel consultant know.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Seven nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast every day
  • Five-day JR East Flexi Pass, which covers all transport between destinations and airports
  • Hakuba all-valley ski lift pass
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destination unless otherwise specified
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling or luggage forwarding
  • Ski equipment hire

What, where, when and how...

Skiing on a Snowshoe String - 8 Days

Map for Skiing on a Snowshoe String

Skiing on a Snowshoe String - 8 Days - Day by Day

Skiing on a Snowshoe String - 8 Days - Accommodation

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