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Snow Monkey and Zenkoji Temple Day Tour

A full day cultural tour from Hakuba visiting the world famous Snow Monkey Hot Springs and Zenkoji Buddhist Temple, with traditional Japanese lunch at the Masuichi sake brewery in the historic town of Obuse. Includes all transportation, English speaking guide, entry fee to Monkey Park, traditional Japanese set-lunch and visit to Zenkoji Temple in Nagano city.


  • 2017-18 Operational dates: TBD
  • Tour departs: 08:00
  • Tour ends: 17:30
  • Lunch menu selection: Vegetarian, Fish, Beef - please select your meal preference when requesting to add the Snow Monkey Tour to your booking


  • Adult - JPY 12000
  • Child 3-11 - JPY 8000

Powder Detours

Japan Ski Experience is now offering an amazing powder experience tour in the powder capital of the world. Book a tour in Niseko and let the Powder Detours show you why the area is the most talked about powder destination in the world!.

Tour includes: 3 consecutive days of guided discover in the local area with an experienced guide and door-to-door transfers from Hirafu.  One day in Niseko, one in Rusutsu and one day in Kiroro.

  • Lift passes are not included. Should be purchased separately on a day by day basis, as resorts will be selected based on weather and snow conditions during the week
  • This is a private service for up to 5 people
  • Clients will require avalanche equipment ( beacon, shovel and probe ) Rentals available for JPY 3,000 / Day 
  • Tours require 3 people to run

Tours are JPY 186,000 per person.  Rates include 3 days coaching / guiding, transfers and avalanche equipment instruction.

Please get in touch for additional information or to request a booking.

Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival

The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival takes place on 15th January 2018 so this optional excursion is only suitable for bookings that fall over this date.

Nozawa's most famous festival is a must-see cultural experience. Here, fire erupts in a designated area of the village where thousands gather to celebrate and pray for the well being and good fortune of the village, and to ensure a plentiful harvest for the coming year. The Dosojin festival is one of Japan's three most celebrated fire festivals, where torch bearing villagers battle against young men barricaded in a pre-built wooden fort with an aim to burn it down. Space is limited so book early!

Tour Date: 15th January 2018

Tour Schedule:

  • Tour bus departs for Nozawa Onsen in the late afternoon / meet at your designated meeting point at 15:00
  • Arrive to Nozawa Onsen
  • Dinner (optional) If included in your tour, you will enjoy a traditional Japanese style dinner
  • Dosojin Fire Festival (20:00-22:45)
  • Arrive back to Hakuba (01:00-01:30am.)


  • Tour Only: TBD
  • Tour & Dinner (recommended): TBD

*Confirmed tours are subject to a 100% cancellation fee through Japan Ski Holiday for cancellations made less than 3 days prior to the tour date.

*Tour takes place at night time and ends at a very late hour so please bear this in mind if booking for a family with small children

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Niseko Weiss Powder Cats Tour

Full day group or private catski tour to Mt Weisshorn private mountain resort in heated PistenBully CAT.  


  • Operated by Niseko Hanazono Resort.
  • Departs 08:30 and runs 7 hours
  • Minimum of 4 guests and maximum of 12 guests
  • Tour includes snacks, lunch, safety gear and pick-up/drop-off to Hirafu accommodations


  • JPY 39,000 per person for group tour
  • JPY 390,000 per private group (up to 12)

Please get in touch for additional information or to request a booking.

Hanazono Resort Snowmobile Tours

Take an adventure through Niseko's renowned powder snow on your very own high performance snowmobile. Experienced guides will take you via the lush forests, through snow covered pastures and to some of the most awesome views of the Niseko range and beyond. The fleet is made up of state of the art, single cylinder, two-stroke 300cc, easy to ride light weight machines.

Rabbit Course:
30 minute course within the spacious expanse of the golf course.  This is an ideal choice for children or first-timers.

  • Single Machine (13+) - JPY 7,500
  • Tandem Machine (7+ with adult) - JPY 11,000

Departs hourly 09:00 - 15:00 from 2nd  - 31st December 2017
Departs 09:00, 11:30 and 14:00 daily from 1st Jan - 8th April 2018

Panorama Course:
This tour is for riders who would like to range out into more remote areas, across snow covered pastures with stunning panoramic views.  You will explore forest trails and backcountry bowls filled with deep powder snow.  Experienced guides will instruct you the techniques involved with snowmobiling powder snow.  Experience some of the most commanding views in the whole Niseko region.

  • Single Machine (13+) - JPY 13,000
  • Tandem Machine (7+ with adult) - JPY 19,000

Departs 10:00, 12:30, 15:00  daily
Operates from 1st January 2018

Please get in touch with us for more information or to request a booking.

Niseko Adventure Centre Snowshoeing Tours

Group or Private Snowshoe tour towards 'Hangetsu-ko' crater lake at the foot of Mt Yotei, by the "Shiribetsu-gawa" which is the most famous river in Niseko.

Tours depart:

  • 09:00-11:30 (Tour only)
  • 13:30-16:00 (Tour only)
  • 17:00-20:30 (Tour + Dinner)

Group Rates (up to 6 people):

  • Adult - JPY 8,000 per person / JPY 10,000 with dinner
  • Child - JPY 5,000 per person / JPY 7,000 with dinner

Private Group Rates (up to 6 people):

  • JPY 24000
  • JPY 30000 with dinner


  • Ages 6+
  • Child rates are for ages 6-12.
  • Tours include snowshoes (22-28 cm), tea & snacks
  • Private tours include pickup & drop off service

 Please get in touch for additional information or to request a booking.


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