Minakami Town

– Japan’s Premier Outdoor Activities

Skiing

Beginner's Ski Lesson

Snowshoe Trekking To Mt Ichinokura

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Onsen

Takumino-sato craft village

Tenjin Lodge

Room & Bathing

Minakami ~ Japan’s Premier Outdoor Activities Destination

Minakami – located 2-2.5 hours away from Tokyo, is an amazing place for hot spring day trips and outdoor activities.

During winter (Beginning December to Mar), it starts snowing on the middle of November on the mountain in Minakami. The snow resorts opens from beginning December with 9 ski resorts. Enjoy Powder Snow!!

In our 4 days package, you can enjoy snow activities such as skiing, snow boarding or snow shoeing. If you are a beginner, you will learn skiing or snow boarding under the guidance of an English speaking instructor (for a day) and enjoy the fun of skiing or snow boarding! You can also take additional lessons (optional) to improve on your skills.

You will also visit the popular Onsen –  Takaragawa Onsen and Shimeikan Onsen, with unique atmosphere to soothe your body from head to toe, with optional stay at Takaragawa Onsen to fully appreciate the area.

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4 Days Beginner Japan Ski/Snowboard Package

Tour Code: JPN-MKBS-TL04

  • Enjoy 3 nights staying at a Lodge
  • Enjoy 3 days skiing Hodaigi/Okutone/Tenjin resorts. Depending on the level of progression, all days may be spent at Hodaigi which is the most suitable for beginners.
  • In most cases, you will be able to ski or snowboard within one day at Hodaigi
  • Visit to Takaragawa Onsen and Shimeikan Onsen
  • Starting day: Sunday to Tuesday
  • Minimum number: 03 persons
  • Period: 15 Jan 2018 to 04 April 2018 (TBC)
Price Per Person Based on Min 3 pax in SGD Jan, Feb, AprMarch
Beginner Japan Ski/Snowboard Package11581048
Optional
2nd and 3rd day ski lessons per person per day (minimum group size of 3 students)165
Dinner out at Daruma restaurant – Menu of Sashimi (raw fish), Karage (Fried Chicken and Salad), Nikku-Jagga (Slow-cooked pork belly and potato) per person35
1 Day snowshoe tour to Ichinokura35
1 Day skiing Kagura with a visit to Choshi Onsen on the return journey65
Last night + 2 meals at Takaragawa Onsen140 (twin)/ 190 (single)

Price includes:

  • Accommodation at a Lodge including pick up and drop off at Minakami or Doai Stations
  • 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner
  • 3 days Ski/Snowboard Rental including Skis/Snowboard, Boots, Poles, Jacket and Pants, Gloves and Goggles
  • Resort transfers and lift passes
  • 1 full day ski/snowboard lesson with qualified English speaking instructor (Maximum 6 students per instructor)
  • Visit to Takaragawa Onsen and Shimeikan Onsen

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4 Days Japan Snow Trek Package

Tour Code: JPN-MKST-TL04

  • Enjoy 3 nights staying at a Lodge
  • Enjoy 3 days Snowshoe trekking to Ichinokura-sawa, Tanigawadake (using the ropeway and top lift for access) and a day around the frozen waterfalls of Hodaigi.
  • 3 days Trekking Gears Rental including  snowshoe, pole, Jacket and Pants, Gloves and Goggles (it is best to have a spare pair of gloves)
  • Does not include boot rental, guests are expected to have waterproof boots with laces, suitable for snowshoe trekking (waterproof hiking boots are no problem)
  • In case of bad weather, the trek will be replaced with visit to Takumino-sato craft village
  • Visit to Takaragawa Onsen and Shimeikan Onsen
  • Starting day: Sunday to Tuesday
  • Minimum number: 03 persons
  • Period: 15 Jan to 04 April 2018 (TBC)
Price Per Person Based on Min 3 pax in SGD Jan, Feb, AprMarch
Japan Snow Trek Package11581088
Optional
Dinner out at Daruma restaurant – Menu of Sashimi (raw fish), Karage (Fried Chicken and Salad), Nikku-Jagga (Slow-cooked pork belly and potato) per person35
Last night + 2 meals at Takaragawa Onsen140 (twin)/ 190 (single)

Price includes

  • 3 nights accommodation at a Lodge including pick up and drop off at Minakami or Doai Stations
  • 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner
  • 3 days guided snowshoe trekking to Ichinokura-sawa, the peak of Tanigawadake using the ropeway and top lift for access, and a day around the frozen waterfalls of Hodaigi
  • 3 days rental of gears: snowshoe, pole,  waterproof jacket, pants, gloves and goggles
  • Visit to Takaragawa Onsen and Shimeikan Onsen

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4 Days Beginner Japan Ski/Snowboard + Snow Trek Package

Tour Code: JPN-MKBST-TL04

  • Enjoy 3 nights staying at a Lodge
  • Enjoy 2 days skiing Hodaigi/Okutone/Tenjin resorts. Depending on the level of progression, all days may be spent at Hodaigi which is the most suitable for beginners.
  • In most cases, you will be able to ski or snowboard within one day at Hodaigi
  • 1 day guided snowshoe trekking to Ichinokura-sawa
  • Visit to Takaragawa Onsen and Shimeikan Onsen
  • Starting day: Sunday to Tuesday
  • Minimum number: 03 persons
  • Period: 15 Jan to 04 April 2018 (TBC)
Price Per Person Based on Min 3 pax in SGD Jan, Feb, AprMarch
Beginner Japan Ski/Snowboard Package11781098
Optional
2nd day ski lessons per person (minimum group size of 3 students)165
Dinner out at Daruma restaurant – Menu of Sashimi (raw fish), Karage (Fried Chicken and Salad), Nikku-Jagga (Slow-cooked pork belly and potato) per person35
1 Day skiing Kagura with a visit to Choshi Onsen on the return journey65
Last night + 2 meals at Takaragawa Onsen140 (twin)/ 190 (single)

Price includes:

  • Accommodation at a Lodge including pick up and drop off at Minakami or Doai Stations
  • 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner
  • 2 days Ski/Snowboard Rental including Skis/Snowboard, Boots, Poles, Jacket and Pants, Gloves and Goggles
  • Resort transfers and lift passes
  • 1 full day ski/snowboard lesson with qualified English speaking instructor (Maximum 6 students per instructor)
  • 1 day guided snowshoe trekking to Ichinokura-sawa with rental of snowshoe, pole, waterproof jacket, pants, waterproof gloves and goggle
  • Visit to Takaragawa Onsen and Shimeikan Onsen
Getting There

It takes 2-2.5 hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen

to either Doai or Minakami Station.

 

Hotel Information

Recomended Lodge in Minakami

  • A family run & owned mountain lodge, deep in a National Park
  • Right by Tanigawadake Ropeway and Tenjin Ski Resort
  • 2 hours from Tokyo
  • Only a few hundred meters from Doai Station
  • Or pick up from Minakami Station

Dining @ Lazy Bear Restaurant

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  • Enjoy forest views as you dine in the restaurant with Yubiso River below
  • Italian pastas, South East Asian and Korean dishes
  • Roasts, Nabes and Salads
  • Western Breakfast of scrambled eggs, toast, coffee/tea and juice
  • Spicy garlic and honey chicken, lime gingered eggplant, potatoes, sesame dressed salad and Hokkaodo Rice

Bathing

  • Male and female baths are fed by same natural, mountain spring which supplies water to the lodge.
  • Heated water (not Onsens)
  • Pleasant ambience with views of the forest outside and Yubiso River below
  • No recirculate of the water with constant flow of water
  • Each bathroom has 2 showers and a medium sized bath
  • Hot showers 24 hours a day
  • Baths are available for use from 5pm to 8pm
  • Outside of regular bathing times, a private bath can be arranged for 1500 yen for 45 minutes which owner can extend to guest tastes when it is possible.

Ski Rentals

  • Extensive rental store of equipment and colthing
  • You can get kitted our in the lodge rather than wait in line while the lifts are open
  • Stock 20 sets of skis, 20 snowboards, kids boots up to size 12 (US), ski wear to fit all sizes, goggles, gloves, hats, avalanche gear, snowshoes and kids sleds.
Room Information

Double Bed Room

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  • Spacious with balcony views over Yubiso River below
  • Private toilet and wash basin, shared lodge bathing facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Powerful winter heater
  • Fridge

Twin Bedroom

  • Spacious with balcony views over Yubiso River below
  • Two King size single beds
  • Private toilet and wash basin, shared lodge bathing facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Powerful winter heater

Family Room

  • Spacious with mountain views from the balcony
  • Two King size single beds and a tatami room
  • Sleeps 4-6
  • Private toilet and wash basin, shared lodge bathing facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Two powerful winter heater

Tatami Room

  • Spacious with balcony views over Yubiso River below
  • Sleeps 1-4 persons
  • Private toilet and wash basin, shared lodge bathing facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Powerful winter heater