JAPANESE

ALPS

(日本アルプス)

 

- 7+ Day Honshu Roadtrip - 

2022/23 Pricing Coming Soon

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

  • 7+ 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

  • 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, daunting 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 about the same amount of snow as Hokkaido, just in bigger dumps less frequently. Honshu is best visited in January and February. Spring can come early in March and dump rain all the way to the summit.

BASIC ITINERARY

Day 1  

Arrive in Tokyo and collect van/RV/car.

Day 2-6

Pow, onsen, kanpai, repeat.

Day 7 

Return rental and depart.