Tohoku Powder Tour
FULLY GUIDED & HOSTED RESORT & BACKCOUNTRY POWDER TOUR
After our sold out 2022-23 season, we’ve tweaked this popular tour slightly for 2024 and we now spend more time based in Morioka and Aomori to make the most of the great selection of resorts and deep pow on offer nearby.
From Tokyo, you’ll be whisked away at 300km/hr on a Shinkansen train up to the city of Morioka. From there you will be met by your guide before checking in to the Hotel Grand Annex where you’ll get to know your fellow powder lovers over dinner and drinks.
The amazingly deep powder, delicious food and distinct lack of crowds makes this area of Japan very special
Morioka is beautifully placed in that not only you will be able to enjoy the nightlife of a Japanese city but you will also be able to access multiple resorts, each affected by slightly different weather patterns. We’ll spend our nights checking out some cool bars and amazing restaurants and during the day we’ll be able to pick and choose the best conditions from resorts such as Geto Kogen, Appi Kogen, Hachimantai, Shizukuishi and Tazawako. Each resort offers loads of that famous Japanese powder you’ve come for with hardly any foreigners apart from yourselves.
For your last four nights, you’ll travel up to northern Tohoku where you enjoy the deep powder of Aomori Springs or head to the famous Hakkoda and explore the limitless backcountry possibilities! Expect long runs from the peak after we traverse out wide and blasting fresh deep pow down the 654 meters of vertical to the road before pressing repeat!
At night you’ll relax in the warm and welcoming Hotel Azumashiya, soak in it’s lovely natural onsen and enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine cooked up by Fukushi-san and his family. It’s hotels like these that make staying in this barely explored part of Japan that little bit special. Fukushi-san will ensure your stay is one to remember and when you see him in the lift line at Hakkoda you will understand why he calls this area home.
Check out Graeme’s blog from his trip through the region for more details and insight into the area!
Expect to see very few foreigners, enjoy epic amounts of powder, relax in 400+ year-old onsens, and be blown away by unique cultural experiences and of-course amazing food. This tour will not only take you to some awesome backcountry areas but will also leave you with a true Japanese experience that cannot be missed. See the video below from one of our private tours we took through the region.
If you’d like to read about taking the train from Tokyo to the north island, check out our blog article on the journey from Tokyo to Hokkaido by Shinkansen Bullet train!
10 NIGHTS | 11 DAYS
Secure your spot with a 20% deposit. See our Terms & Conditions for more information.
6 to 1 max client to guide ratio
6-10 people max per tour. 4 person minimum
Ability Level: Advanced in powder
DESIGNED FOR THOSE SEEKING SOMETHING UNIQUE WITH THAT PERFECT TWIST OF ADVENTURE. THIS 10 DAY POWDER ROAD TRIP WILL HAVE YOU ENJOYING A PART OF JAPAN THAT FEW GET TO SEE.
Tohoku Powder Tour Details
- Fully guided & hosted
- Meet and greet at Morioka station
- Transfer to Aomori train station or Aomori Airport
- 6 nights twin share accommodation at Hotel Grand Annex, Morioka
- 4 nights twin share accommodation including dinner at Azumashiya, Kuroishi (Japanese style rooms with futon beds and ensuites – limited western beds available on request)
- All lift passes as required
- Welcome dinner in Morioka
- Farewell dinner party complete with Shamisen performance
- 3 dinners showcasing the area’s delicious food
- Onsen (hot spring) tour
- Daily breakfast
- Whiteroom merch
" Just wanted to say a big thanks for the awesome time we had in the Tohoku region in February. As always the guides were very experienced and went out of their way to ensure we had fun and stayed safe. Another great trip with heaps of memories that will last forever. "
We take two things very seriously – safety on the mountain, and getting the most from each day. With qualified and experienced guides from all corners of the globe, we’ll show you some amazing places and get you deep into that famous Japanese powder.