Myoko Kogen, Japan

Situated in the Northern Japanese Alps, Myoko Kogen is a winter wonderland, rich in Japanese culture and history. Receiving around 13 metres of snow every year, this powder paradise has numerous resorts to choose from and a fantastic English-speaking snowsports school. As one of the oldest ski areas in Japan, students will learn about Japanese heritage and snowsports throughout the…

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Myoko Kogen, Japan

Situated in the Northern Japanese Alps, Myoko Kogen is a winter wonderland, rich in Japanese culture and history. Receiving around 13 metres of snow every year, this powder paradise has numerous resorts to choose from and a fantastic English-speaking snowsports school. As one of the oldest ski areas in Japan, students will learn about Japanese heritage and snowsports throughout the…

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9 Days

Highlights

Akakura Kanko ResortPrivate OnsenCultural ExperiencesTokyo City Tour

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Your Adventure

1 Depart Australia
  • Touchdown in Tokyo - transfer to Myoko Kogen Meet your tour director upon arrival at Narita Airport in Tokyo and board the coach to Myoko Kogen.
  • Check-in to Akakura Central Hotel Stay in a beautiful, traditional Japanese ski in/out hotel located in the centre of Myoko Kogen, just 50m from the main street of town. With both Japanese and Western style shared rooms students and staff can relax in comfort. The hotel provides delicious meals and the mix of western and Japanese food encourages students to expand their palate.
2 Myoko Kogen
  • Breakfast - collect your snow gear Begin your day with a hearty breakfast and prepare for your first day on the snow in Japan. Collect you Snowsports hire equipment and get familiar with the terrain at Akakura Kanko Resort.
  • First snowsports lesson Students experience the best of Myoko’s skiing and snowboarding with resident experts Myoko Snowsports, who also provide high-quality snowsports gear including skis, boards, clothing and mandatory helmets. During the first lesson, students are separated into groups based on their skiing/snowboarding ability and continue to participate in lessons each day for the duration of the program. During the lessons, instructors continue to build on students’ skills to ensure maximum growth.
  • Free time for snowsports Spend the afternoon exploring the alpine amazing and unfamiliar alpine environment.
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  • Second snowsports lesson Students will build on their skills in your second lesson on the powder-covered slopes.
  • Free time for snowsports Continue to develop skills with free time to ski/board in the afternoon.
  • Hot Spring Soak Rejuvenate your muscles in a hot spring soak in your private onsen.
  • Optional activity: Sushi making class Enjoy a delicious and informative experience making your own sushi!
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  • Third snowsports lesson Students will master balance in your next snowsports lesson with expert instructors.
  • Free time for snowsports Challenge yourself to take on the knee-deep Myoko powder.
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  • Fourth snowsports lesson Enjoy another lesson taking on new skills from your instructors.
  • Free time for snowsports Continue developing your skills with free time to ride in the afternoon.
  • Optional activity: Kimono tour Get dressed up in a traditional Kimono with a little help.
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  • Fifth snowsports lesson Revel in another day of lessons.
  • Free time for snowsports Continue developing your skills with free time to ride in the afternoon.
  • Explore the village Myoko Kogen is well known for its rich history, culture and traditional Japanese onsens.
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  • Final snowsports lesson Enjoy your final day of lessons and free time to shred on the slopes.
  • Optional activity: Japanese Tea Ceremony Enjoy an authentic cultural activity of a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.
8 Myoko Kogen - Tokyo
  • Travel to Tokyo Journey to one of the world's most exciting cities, Tokyo, where cutting edge technology glitters beside ancient temples, flashing neon lights bathe kimono clad women, and shining skyscrapers tower above stunning Shinto Shrines.
  • Explore Shinjuku After settling in at your accommodation in Shinjuku, hit the streets to explore this hyperactive city.
9 Tokyo - Australia
  • Good morning Tokyo After breakfast at the hotel, you have the day to experience the best of Tokyo before heading to the airport for your journey home.
  • Tokyo self-guided tour Highlights include the Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine, Shibuya traffic crossing, Harajuku shopping area, Tsukiji fish market and visits to Tokyo Tower, the Robot restaurant, Imperial Palace, and the National Museum.
  • Travel home to Australia Say Sayonara to Japan as your board your flight home to Australia.

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