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Sample Itineraries

the holidays we create...

No two people are the same, therefore every ski holiday to Japan we create is unique. We listen to what you want and put together a personalised itinerary tailored around you, finessing every detail before, during and after your holiday. Your ski trip. Your experience. Your way. This approach ensures complete freedom of choice and there are no set departure dates or prices. The following are suggested itineraries only, shown to give you a flavour of what is possible. We hope these itineraries will inspire, excite and inform you.

Hokkaido Powder Unlimited - Itinerary
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Hokkaido Powder Unlimited

An itinerary with a singular objective: to ride the finest, deepest powder snow in Hokkaido.

15 days
Niseko - Asahikawa - Furano
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The Japan Ski Holiday - Itinerary
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The Japan Ski Holiday

Powder snow, a bit of culture, snow monkeys, onsens and the capital! We can't improve on this.

two weeks
Niseko - Tokyo - Nozawa Onsen - Kyoto
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Japan Alps Explorer - Itinerary
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Japan Alps Explorer

Bullet-trains, snow monkeys, atmospheric villages, shrines, neon cities and...snow.

16 days
Tokyo - Nozawa Onsen - Hakuba Valley - Kyoto
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The Powder Hunter - Itinerary
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The Powder Hunter

Untracked powder snow. That's it...nothing more required. The best in Japan please...

14 days
Asahikawa - Furano - Shiga Kogen
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The best of Japan - Itinerary
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The best of Japan

Japan two most famous ski destinations, followed by time in the capital. Perfection.

2 weeks
Niseko - Hakuba - Tokyo
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Our ‘Classic’ Niseko Itinerary - Itinerary
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Our ‘Classic’ Niseko Itinerary

Niseko and then a couple of days in the capital. What more could you possibly want?!

10 days
Niseko - Tokyo
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The cultural skier - Itinerary
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The cultural skier

This is a winter holiday to Japan, with the bonus of several days on the ski slopes.

16 days
Tokyo - Nozawa Onsen - Kanazawa - Takayama - Kyoto
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Honshu Powder Extravaganza - Itinerary
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Honshu Powder Extravaganza

The deepest, untracked powder snow on the most challenging and diverse terrain? We got this.

two weeks
Hakuba Valley - Myoko Kogen (or Arai) - Tokyo
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Ski & Beach - a honeymoon - Itinerary
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Ski & Beach - a honeymoon

Powder skiing & tropical beaches - the ultimate itinerary often requested as a honeymoon...

2 weeks
Japanese Ski Resort - Tokyo - Asian Beach
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The Shiga Safari - Itinerary
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The Shiga Safari

A solid week with your guide in Shiga and nearby ski resorts, followed by some R'n'R in the capital.

10 days
Shiga Kogen - Tokyo
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Zao'Tastic - Itinerary
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Zao'Tastic

A Japanese adventure - ski in Zao Onsen, the most authentic ski resort, and then explore Honshu Isl...

10 days
Zao Onsen - Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto
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Simply Ski - Itinerary
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Simply Ski

No particular desire to see Japan, other than the powder snow? Simply want to ski the best on both ...

2 weeks
Arai - Niseko
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Different Snow can include ski hire, lift passes, off-piste and backcountry tours, ski and snowboarding lessons, cultural excursions and activities, rail tickets or passes, accommodation and transfers ... though never in isolation. We create a whole package of arrangements in Japan because we are a tour operator, not an online travel agency, so please don't ask us to break down the costs. Because we are ATOL bonded, we can also include your international flights.

What our customers say

4.5 star rating

Our customers rate us 'Excellent'

Would recommend Different Snow to everyone

Different Snow organised a tailor made holiday for my wife and I, visiting the snow monkeys, a ride on the bullet train, a short stay in Tokyo and 10 days skiing in Hakuba / Arai, both amazing resorts and plenty of snow. Excellent hotels, all transfers etc and even arranged last minute changes to our itinerary at our request that were dealt with happily and efficiently, nothing was too much trouble for them.

Trevor  ·  TrustPilot (verified review)

Niseko in January

I gave Different Snow a tight brief and they provided what I asked for and also helpful timeous responses to emails. Anytime I had a need to talk to Nick he was engaging and added value to the discussion. I would have no hesitation to use them again.

Gordon  ·  TrustPilot (verified review)

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