Nagano Ski Buffet

10 days
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


Experience the best of Japan - the thrill of deep powder, the beauty of an unique culture, and the fun of a great guided tour.
Enjoy some of the most amazing snow on planet earth, stay in a truly authentic Japanese ski village where you are the minority, visit mom and pop restaurants and mix with the locals, be entertained by Geisha, Taiko Drum, Shimansen Guitar, Lion Dance and Karate performances, visit the world famous Snow Monkeys, walk through ancient castles, temples and shrines and relax in natural hot pools. Where other companies may talk up the cultural aspects of Japan we include them in our tours so you get a truly authentic Japanese ski experience. And best of all you get to share this all with a group of like minded ski and snowboard enthusiasts, all hosted by instructor/guides who are just plain passionate about what they do for you as our testimonials attest to. And don’t forget our hidden gems that we leave as a surprise for you on your journey with us at JPC Tours.


  • Private transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Lift Passes
  • Guiding and Instruction
  • Cultural Performances
  • Karaoke night

What to expect

Japan Powder Culture Tours are all about designing lifetime memories, and this guided tour will stay in the recesses of your mind for years to come. Your guide/instructor will introduce you to the best skiing that Nagano has on offer. Our tours cater for the advanced skiers who wish to experience as much powder as possible and explore the “slack country” of each of the resorts. Your Japanese ski adventure is not complete without being immersed in a culture that has to be experience to be appreciated. Visit the world famous snow monkeys up close, be entertained by a traditional Geisha performance, be entertained by the Taiko Drum, Shamisen guitar and lion dance, participate in a Karate performance, spend an optional recovery day or bad weather day exploring one of Japan’s oldest castles and temples in Matsumoto and Nagano, soak in the rejuvenating Onsens, taste the local sake and beer recipes and visit historic Shibu Town. And let’s not forget the second night where we all eat together at the Sushi train followed by an epic night in the karaoke bar, and the list doesn’t include the hidden gems we have up our sleeve that will amaze you and surprise you along the way.

Stop At:

• Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, 6845 Heion, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture
• 7148 Oaza Hirao Shiga Kogen Sogo Kaikan 98, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture
• Shibu Onsen, 2211-1 Oaza Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture

Sample Menu

• Traditional Ryokan multi-course Japanese Cuisin - Night-time meals are traditional multi-course Japanese cuisine served by your own private waiter in the hotel dining area.

Time of tour


Meeting point

Yudanaka Station, Hirao, Yamanochi, Shimotakai District, Nagano 381-0401, Japan
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is from Yudanaka train station so you are taken to your accommodation

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


  • Air Travel
  • Travel Insurance
  • Equipment hire
  • Dinner, lunches and drinks

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Anna R
April 2020

My partner and I skied with our 4 boys aged 10-14 in January 2020 and had three days skiing with Jase and the crew which was definitely too short! It was our first time in Japan (although we are experienced skiers) and we spent a week in Hakuba and then onto Shiga Kogen with Japan Powder Culture ...

April 2020

We enjoyed a week on tour with Jase and the team. Although the snow wasn’t perfect we had two awesome powder days right at the start. We were blown away by how quiet the fields were - you never wait in a line. You can find an untouched run at the end of the day and that’s why we are so glad we de...

April 2020

Overall we had a great time with Jase and his team although the experience was definitely hampered by mixed snow conditions. Pros: - they are well organised and the team clearly know the mountains really well - good cultural experiences alongside the skiing (temples, geisha visit and taiko drum...

March 2020

Japan Powder Culture Tours delivered exactly what they promised. The exhilaration and culture experience of skiing Japan. Jase and his crew, John , George and Tyson are an excellent team which is well able to deliver on the promise of the most amazing Japanese ski holiday on offer. JPCT , base...

February 2020

The best thing about the Nagano ski buffet is the direct access we had to authentic Japanese culture in a ski resort. Where we stayed in the small town of Yudanaka - in lodgings that were clean, modern, friendy and run by Japanese local people, was simply beautiful. I couldn't have asked for bett...

February 2020

Japan Powder Culture Tours absolutely lives up to its promises! The guidance/instruction was highly professional and very individualized. Small groups allowed everyone to find their own comfort level, as we roamed over a vast network of lifts, trails, and off-piste powder caches. Lots of laughs a...

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