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EDGY TOUR: A Day Trip to Snow Resort While in Tokyo

by Hiroki Yanagisawa on February 3, 2011 10:59 AM

To snow lovers: If you've got a spare 1/2 day in Tokyo, why not hit the slope!


EDGY JAPAN's founder and reporter of pretty much all the articles, Hiroki Yanagisawa (Yes, that's me writing this article.), is an avid snowboarder. (An apology for an awkward introduction of this posting.) During winter, I make a day trip to Nigata's Yuzawa area for snowboarding. It's only 80 minutes shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Tokyo and there goes a great powder opportunity.

In December, I've written an article about pros and cons on several snow resorts in Yuzawa area, and I ended up receiving inquiries on skiing/snowboarding opportunity while traveling in Tokyo.

In January, EDGY JAPAN has hosted a French backpacker, Ludo, for a day trip tour to Kandatsu Kogen Ski Resort. The experience -- fabulous. (See his blog entry (Simply best ski run ever...) (in French) for the detail.)


EDGY TOUR: A Day Trip to Snow Resort While in TokyoEDGY TOUR: A Day Trip to Snow Resort While in Tokyo


So here it is. If you happen to be in Japan during late December to early April and wish to conduct a day trip snow tour, EDGY JAPAN is here for you.

Here's a typical itineracy of the trip. (Departing/leaving time and duration of skiing/snowboarding can be altered based on your preference.)

0800ish: Depart Tokyo/Ueno Station.
0930ish: Arrive at Echigo Yuzawa Station.
1000-1030ish: Arrive at a snow resort. (Trip from the station to the resort varies.)
Powder opportunity for 5 hours. Apres-ski activity includes onsen (hot spring) and fresh sake.
1730ish: Depart Echigo Yuzawa Station
1900ish: Arrive at Tokyo/Ueno Station. Hit downtown Tokyo for posh dinner/drink.


EDGY TOUR: A Day Trip to Snow Resort While in TokyoEDGY TOUR: A Day Trip to Snow Resort While in Tokyo


As for the cost, EDGY JAPAN provides guided tour and non-guided tour. Guided tour.

GUIDED TOUR
A tour, arranged and accompanied by EDGY JAPAN.

COST
JPY14,500-20,000/person


INCLUDING:
Planning and Arrangement of snow trip.
Roundtrip shinkansen ticket, lift pass, tour charge
On-site interpretation, during the entire tour.
On-site resort guide (based on EDGY JAPAN's extensive knowledge on the resorts/slopes in the area)

NOT INCLUDING:
Ski/Snowboard rental, lunch, onsen, and other miscellaneous expenses.

NON-GUIDED TOUR
Simple consultation and arrangement of the tour.

COST
JPY12,000-18,000/person


INCLUDING:
Planning and Arrangement of snow trip.
Roundtrip shinkansen ticket, lift pass, tour charge
Provision of a paper-based resort guide.

NOT INCLUDING:
Ski/Snowboard rental, lunch, onsen, and other miscellaneous expenses.


As mentioned, all the tour will be custom-made with your schedule and preference of the resort. An arrangement to further resorts, Shigakogen, Hakuba, and Niseko, is also available upon your request.

Interested? Contact EDGY JAPAN.


Related Snow Articles from EDGY JAPAN
Edgy Day Trip: Ski/Snowboard While In Tokyo
Edgy Day Trip From Tokyo: Winter 3S, Snow Spring Sake!
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