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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.

BASIC INFORMATION

  • 2018-19 Operational dates: 15th December 2018 - 30th March 2019. 
  • Tour runs: December - February: Daily except 1st January.  March 2019: Departs every Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat
  • 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

RATES:

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

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Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival

The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival takes place on 15th January 2019 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 includes transport, English-speaking guide, tasting Oyaki steamed buns, traditional Japanese set menu dinner, and insurance

Tour Date: 15th January 2019

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.)

RATES:

  • JPY 12,000

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*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

Niseko Weiss Powder Cats Tour

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

Notes:

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

2018-19 Season Rates:

  • Private Tour (1-12 guests) - JPY 390,000 per group
  • Group Tour - JPY 39,000 per person
     

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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+ / 120cm with adult) - JPY 11,000

Departs hourly 09:00 - 15:00 December 2018 & April 2019 
Departs 09:00, 11:30 and 14:00 and 15:00 daily from 1st Jan - 31st March 2019

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+ / 120cm with adult) - JPY 19,000

Departs 10:00, 12:30, 15:00  daily
Operates from 1st January to 31st March 2019

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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

Notes:

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

 

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