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JAPANESE

ALPS

(日本アルプス)

 

- 10 Day Honshu Roadtrip - 

OVERVIEW

Honshu is the main island of Japan and boasts the Japanese Alps which span much of the western side of the island. Home to 3,000m+ peaks, this range lays claim to the steep and deep lines of Japan. Lift accessed backcountry and quick access from Tokyo add to the draw of this region.

INCLUDED

  • 10 day van/RV/car rental 

  • Printed itinerary booklet

  • Digital beta package

    • GPS backcountry maps​

    • Annotated resort maps

    • Onsen map

    • Parking map

    • Ski resort map

  • Unlimited LTE Mobile Wi-Fi

  • Unlimited Japan Expressway Pass

  • Carbon offset credits

  • Travel booking

  • In-Country customer assistance

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare costs

  • Gasoline costs 

  • Food and drink costs ($15-50/day)

  • Lift tickets ($20-70/day)

  • Ski/snowboard/avalanche Gear

ADD-ONS

  • Private film/photo session

  • Video edit package

  • One-way vehicle shuttle

  • Cat-skiing

THE DETAILS

The options on Honshu are endless and only limited by how far you want to drive. Hakuba Valley is certainly the most popular destination with 10 resorts spanning the valley. Hakuba is known for big, dangerous lines and has played host to the Freeride World Tour and the Nagano Olympics. Beyond Hakuba, there are endless alternatives including Myoko, Shiga Kogen, Yuzawa, Nozawa Onsen, and many more.

 

On Honshu you will find a much more traditional Japanese ski town feel. Old, narrow streets lined with Izakayas will often open up to a chairlift. Honshu gets all the same powder Japan is known for, just marginally less. Honshu is best visited in January and February. Spring can come early at the start of March and dump rain all the way to the summit.

BASIC ITINERARY

Day 1  

Arrive in Tokyo and collect van/RV/car.

Day 2-9

Pow, onsen, kanpai, repeat.

Day 10 

Return rental and depart.

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