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Hakuba Gateway Hotel 2018

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Located in the centre of the convenient Happo Village and the Hakuba Resort area, an easy walk to Nakiyama Chairlift and accessible to all village services. Offering spacious western style rooms with private bathroom facilities, mini kitchenettes, great views to the ski mountains, and onsite service desk, renal/retail and restaurant.


For the Winter 2018/19 season when you book a minimum stay of 5 nights at the Hakuba Gateway Hotel before 31 July 2018 you will be rewarded with 1o% off the standard nightly room rate (with breakfast included)! Plus you’ll also receive a free onsen pass per guest and 10% off food and beverages at the nearby Hakuba Goryukan Hotel.

 Terms and Conditions:

  • Book by 31 July 2018
  • Stay minimum of 5 nights

Contact us now for an accurate quotation on your holiday specifics.

Appi Kogen Early Bird 2018

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1 Free Night Offer, Be Happy in Appi!

Appi Kogen Ski Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in Japan, with 21 trails and a total trail length of 45.1 km for skiers of all levels. With a range of family facilitated maintained hotels situated at the base of the mountain, everyone is happy in Appi.

For the Winter 2018/19 season, when you book a 7 night stay at any of these hotels in Appi Kogen before November 30 2018, you will be rewarded with one free night, and 1 x free 8 hour lift pass per person.

Available when staying at any of the following properties;

Travel Dates

Valid for all stays between 8 December 2018 and 23 March 2019

Bonus Offer

  • Free swimming pool ticket during the stay at Appi Resort
  • 1 free night at Morioka Grand Hotel Annex (room only – no meal) before or after stay at Appi resort.

Contact us now for a quotation on your holiday specifics.

Terms and Conditions

Free Night Offer: * Pay 6 nights and receive 1 free night * 1 free night for every 7 night stay * Free night applies to the lowest date of the stay * Onsen tax required for free night 150 JPY per person * Offer can be withdrawn at any time
Free Lift Pass Offer: Book a minimum 5 night stay and receive 1 x free 8 hour lift pass per person.
Bonus Offer: * Subject to Availability * 7 nights or more booking required at Appi Resort * Not valid with any other offer * Offer can be withdrawn at any time * Additional conditions apply.

Nozawa Onsen Special 2018

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Nozawa is renowned for amazing snow, plentiful onsen and the finest  of Japanese hospitality .
Enjoy a truly remarkable Ryokan experience at Tokiwaya Ryokan.
Book for 5 nights or more and receive a free dinner!
Terms and Conditions

* Please inform the date of dinner to the front desk at the time of check-in.
* There might be exceptions in peak seasons.
* The offer may be withdrawn without prior notice.

Contact us now for a quotation on your holiday specifics.

Myoko Kogen Winter 2018

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1 Free night when you pay for 10, at Myoko Kogen!

Located less than 3 hours bullet-train ride from Tokyo, on Japan’s main island of Honshu, Myoko Kogen is a culmination of ski resorts with beginner to advanced terrain. Myoko is rich in culture and offers a range of comfortable and convenient accommodations.

For the Winter 2018/19 season when you book a 10 night stay at any of these hotels in Myoko Kogen, you will be rewarded with one free night.

Available when staying at any of the following properties;

Travel Dates

Valid for all stays between 1 December 2018 to 27 April 2019

Contact us now for an accurate quotation on your holiday specifics.

Terms and Conditions

  • Stay 10 nights and get one night free stay
  • Maximum 1 free night per booking
  • Free night applies to the lowest rate for any date of the stay
  • Minimum stay 10 nights
  • Offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice

Hakuba Hotels Early Bird 2018

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Available Offers

Book now to save on the below properties for Winter 2018/19!

15% Early Bird Discount!

For the Winter 2018/19 season when you book a minimum stay of 7 nights and you will be rewarded with 15% off the standard nightly room rate!

Phoenix Hotel
Luxurious Western and Japanese rooms. Award Winning Restaurant. On-Site Bar.
Hakuba Springs Hotel
4.5 star hotel. Nearby restaurants & bars. Minutes to chairlifts.
Hotel Marillen
True Ski In/Ski Out experience. Amazing European restaurant on site.


Terms and Conditions:

  • Black out dates 21 Dec 2018-4 Jan 2019 and 1-10 Feb 2019
  • Minimum 7 night booking required
  • Book and pay in full by 29 June 2018

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10% Early Bird Discount!

For the Winter 2018/19 season when you book a minimum stay of 5 nights and you will be rewarded with 10% off the standard nightly room rate!

Phoenix Chalets
Luxurious, boutique style self-contained accommodation — new standard for style & sophistication.

Maki Cottage
Traditional log house with comfortable furnishings. This cottage makes for a wonderful holiday in the snow.

Phoenix One
Luxurious chalet that makes for one of the most satisfying stays in Hakuba. Feel right at home in this winter haven.

Phoenix Cocoon
Modern and sophisticated three storey chalet nestled into the Wadano Forest just up the road from Happo Village.

Solar Chalets
Impressive self-contained chalet within 100m walk to the Sakka slopes of Happo One ski resort.

Amo 54
Setting a new benchmark of opulence and comfort in Hakuba.  4 bedroom 4 bathroom layout offers the perfect retreat for large families or groups. 

Wadano Woods
Modern, nature-inspired chalets featuring simple aesthetics, open-plan living and spacious shared areas.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Black out dates 21 Dec 2018-4 Jan 2019 and 1-10 Feb 2019
  • Minimum 5 night booking required
  • Book and pay in full by 29 June 2018

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10% Early Bird discount for the Standard Western Room

Mominoki Hotel
The premier resort hotel in Hakuba, Nagano. A luxurious lobby and high standard of accommodation and service. An ideal place to relax after a day on the mountain.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Black out dates 1-14 Dec 2018, 27 Dec 2018-02 Jan 2019 & 24 Feb-31 Mar 2019
  • Only available for Western Room [Standard]
  • Book by 31 July 2018

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Hakuba Tokyu Hotel 2018

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Pre-book your Hakuba ski trip and save!

Nestled in Wadano, Hakuba Tokyu hotel offers amazing Japanese hospitality with a host of facilities including onsen, gourmet dining and a complimentary shuttle service to the lifts at 47, Happo and Echoland village.

For the Winter 2018/19 season when you book a stay at the Hakuba Tokyu Hotel before 28 September 2018, the hotel will reward you by giving you the 7th night free!

 Terms and Conditions:

  • Book by 28 September 2018
  • Stay minimum of 6 nights and receive one extra night free
  • Blackout dates 22 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

Contact us now for an accurate quotation on your holiday specifics.

Lotte Arai Resort Early Bird 2018

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15% Early Bird Discount!

For the Winter 2018/19 season when you book a minimum stay of 4 nights and you will be rewarded with 15% off the standard nightly room rate!

The stunning Lotte Arai Ski Resort is located about 2 hrs from Tokyo and receives an average of 15 meters of snow per winter. Take advantage of this great deal on a 4+ night stay in newly renovated Lotte Arai Accommodation. Get in quick because this deal will only last till 31 August.


  • Minimum 4 night stay required
  • Book by 31 August 2018

The Icy Jewel of Japan: Sapporo Snow Festival

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Nestled in the heart of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, Sapporo is the country’s fifth largest city with a population of almost 2 million people. The far-northern location offers a wide climate range between summer and winter; in the warmer months offering prime conditions for outdoor beer festivals and terrace dining, then in winter transforming into a scene from within a snow globe, with frozen flurries swirling the white streets and the denizens retreating to the vast network of subterranean arcades, shopping centers and restaurants interconnected by a labyrinth of heated tunnels.

During February, Sapporo takes advantage of the vast amounts of snowfall to transform into a winter wonderland with the Sapporo Snow Festival; snow and ice sculptures are erected at key locations in Odori Park, Tsudome community dome, and Susukino in celebration of the beauty and tranquility that the snow brings to the city.
Now entering its 69th year, the event first started with six snow sculptures created by local high school students. Interest in seeing their creations was so high – with around fifty thousand people viewing the statues – that it quickly became a major yearly event in Sapporo, now attracting teams from all around the globe and in excess of 2 million visitors annually to view more than 200 sculptures and the beautiful illumination displays around the city.

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Don’t miss out on one of the most unique experiences northern Japan has on offer: offers return transport from Niseko to Sapporo on the 5th and 11th of February, so book your trip today!

Sapporo Snow Festival Day Trip with

  • 2019 dates TBA
  • 12:45 – 22:00
  • Adult 7,000 yen, Child 6,000 yen (5-11 years)
  • Includes return coach transport from Hirafu < > Sapporo, attendant staff, information kit
  • This is NOT a guided tour, this is a return transfer service

City of Sapporo, Sapporo Tourist Association, Sapporo Board of Education, Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Skiing for Days: The Longest Ski Runs In Japan – Myoko Kogen

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Long ski runs and powder? To any skier this sounds like heaven. Where does one find such a thing? You would think Canada, Europe or North America, right? While northern Japanese resorts have definitely got the powder part of the equation well-covered, it turns out heading a little further south to the main island of Honshu yields some great vertical!   

If a perfect blend of prime Japanese powder snow and massive ski runs sounds right up your alley, book your next flight to Japan’s main island Honshu, and from there, make your way to Myoko Kogen in the heart of Japan’s of Jōshin’etsu-kōgen National Park.

Myoko Kogen’s ski fields are some of the largest ski areas in Japan and were established in the 30’s as Japan’s first international mountain resort, which makes Myoko one of the oldest established ski areas in the world. It’s not surprising that Myoko Kogen is a traditional mountain retreat for Japan’s imperial family. As testimony to the history of Myoko Kogen, you can find a Skiing shrine (Ski Jinja); a dedication to the protection of skiers in Myoko.

Visit the Ski Shrine at one of the world’s oldest ski resorts. Photo:


Nowadays with a fast, efficient lift and gondola system, boasting 41 lifts, Myoko Kogen is a large-scale resort with great snow, terrain, and numerous ski runs catering for beginner through to advanced level riders. Myoko Kogen is composed of a 9 inter-linked resorts – the largest four: Suginohara, Ikenotaira, Akakura Onsen, and Akakura Kanko can be accessed on the Myoko Kogen Big 4 lift ticket. Myoko Kogen is also in close proximity to many other resorts such as Nozawa Onsen, Hakuba and a number of smaller scale locations, meaning there’s plenty of terrain to explore in the region!

From left: Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort, Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort, Akakura Onsen Ski Resort, and Akakura Kanko resort area. Photo:


Located 3.5 hours north west of Tokyo, getting to Myoko is very straightforward; take the scenic Japanese bullet train ‘Shinkansen‘ to Nagano. Or if you’re flying into Narita, take the Narita-to-Myoko Kogen snow shuttle, straight to your accommodation property’s door.

After a good night’s rest, tucking into breakfast and picking up some onigiri from the local convenience store, make way to Myoko’s Suginohara ski resort.

Suginohara boasts Japans longest ski run, at approximately 8.5km, from top to bottom, you also have access to the largest vertical in Japan (1,124m) just shy of Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata (1,125m)

Skiing 8.5km and the biggest vertical in fresh powder tracks? Sign us up! Photo:


Not only does Myoko Kogen boast Japan’s longest ski run, Myoko also possesses Japans steepest ski run, over at Akakura Onsen Ski Resort. At around a 38 degree angle it is also known as ‘The Wall’. Now that’s what you call getting steep and deep!

Myoko Kogen boasts not only the longest, but also the steepest ski runs in Japan. Photo:


You’ll literally be skiing for days when you come to Myoko Kogen!

New Years Eve in Japow

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We’re fast approaching the New Year and it’s looking festive all around Japan’s great resorts. It’s not all DJ’s and shandies at your favourite bar, though (although there’re plenty of those!) If you’d like to experience your local resort’s annual celebrations then look no further than our New Years Eve in Japow guide below. Enjoy the first snow of 2018 with a fresh head this year!


20:30 – 23:00 Free night skiing!

23:45 Torch light skiing begins on the Grand Hirafu slopes. Watch from the village as hundreds of participants illuminate the slopes on their descent, followed by a stunning fireworks display.

Midnight – 02:00 “Hatsumoude” – the first Shinto shrine visit of the new year. Visit Yamada Shrine and join the locals in this traditional practice of praying for happiness in the coming year along with free sake and on-site food stalls


19:45 ~ Enjoy complimentary hot drinks at the West Mt. before a torchlight parade and fireworks display

23:00 ~ Head to the Cricket Bar for drinks, Bingo and NYE countdown


22:45 – 00:15 Traditional New Year’s soba noodles (Toshikoshi), sake, raffles, and countdown fireworks display at the Tribute Portfolio Hotel

23:00~ Live DJ and sake barrel opening ceremony at Ice Star Bar


16:00 – 18:00 Toshikoshi soba & Japanese sake service at the Tower Hotel lounge

19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Party and mini concert with free drink at Risonare Hotel

20:00 – 22:00 Free Toshikoshi soba

24:00 Fireworks display at Ice Village 


20:00~ Live concert by a Japanese artist in the Chapel of the New Furano Prince Hotel

22:00~ Traditional food stalls, games, music and demonstrations at the base of Furano ski area along with NYE countdown and fireworks display


13:30~ ‘Mochi’ Rice Cake Making

17:30 & 19:30 Restaurant Concert at Sahoro Garden. Bookings necessary.

22:00 – 23:00 Free Toshikoshi Soba

23:30 – 00:30 Countdown Party


22:00~ Free Night skiing at Happo One Ski Resort, Nakiyama Slope. Hot calpis & sake barrel opening ceremony, costume contests, prizes and fireworks.  Complimentary rice wine and Nagano apple for the first 500 people


23:30 Night skiing extended until 23:30. Complimentary mulled wine and sake while enjoying fireworks display


22:00 – 23:30 Torch light skiing at Mt Yakebi No.3 high-Speed lift. Pre-booking required. (English OK).


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