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Price p/p From price based on 5 nights 2 adults twin share accommodation staying in a Japanese twin room with private en suite, daily breakfast, 1 dinner, 4-day lift pass...
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen inc. taxes
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USD 954

YUDANAKA SKI & BOARD PACKAGES
5N inc. Breakfast | 4 days lift passes

EARLY BIRD rates - must book & pay deposit by promotion end-date to qualify..no exceptions.
Early bird - 5% off listed prices - book before July 31
Location: Shiga Kogen/Yudanaka , Honshu , Japan
Standard: Deluxe ($$$$) - 3 stars
Price p/p From price based on 5 nights 2 adults twin share accommodation staying in a Japanese twin room with private en suite, daily breakfast, 1 dinner, 4-day lift pass...
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen inc. taxes
Displayed price may vary slightly due to currency fluctuations
USD 954
Experience the real Japan & base yourself in the culturally rich Yudanaka & ski Shiga Kogen (18 ski areas). This self-guided package is fully CUSTOMISABLE from 5 nights & includes accom, breakfast, 1 dinner, lift passes, self-guided cultural tours plus add-ons available. Transport to Shiga Kogen via public shuttle bus.
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2025
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Deluxe Ski & Snowboard Package - Omodaka

These ski and snowboard packages are for one of Japan’s hidden gems called Shiga Kogen. If you are wanting a truly authentic Japanese ski experience away from the hustle and bustle of the more westernised resorts of Japan, this is your next adventure. Situated in the town of the world-famous snow monkeys, Yudanaka gives you a taste of Japan that is devoid of western influence with super friendly locals, easy access via the train and shuttle network, and a vast array of quality restaurants to dine at and a myriad of cultural experiences within a small area.

This package is CUSTOMISABLE starting from 5 nights and is inclusive of accommodation, breakfasts, one dinner, and lift tickets.

Although this package does not include any lessons, mountain guiding, equipment rental, you can add these services (pending availability) or add days, so please enquire for a quote for your requirements.

Transport to Ski Resort

Please note: The public bus to Shig Kogen runs at different times each day and the pickup and drop off is a short walk from Hotel Omodaka. Drive times to Shiga Kogen range from 20 minutes to 45 minutes depending on which part of the resort you visit. If there is room available on the guided tours bus your hosts will let guests know the previous night, which will give you the opportunity to explore other resorts such as Nozawa Onsen, Madarao, Tangram and Togakushi, but only on a seat available basis.

Yudanaka

Hotel Omodaka is a traditional Japanese hotel nestled in the township of Yudanaka (home of the world famous snow monkeys) at the base of Shiga Kogen. Shiga Kogen is the largest and highest ski resort in Asia, with 18 interconnecting resorts which can be accessed on the one pass via the public bus. The resort boasts an amazing panoramic view over the Nagano prefecture and has the benefit of being relatively free of any western influence giving you fresh tracks for longer as there is little competition for the powder snow.

Yudanaka sits at 600 metres above sea level and is a central hub for many ski resorts to be visited from. The area is well known for its onsens (hot springs) and it is said that over 1,300 years ago a monk who visited the area discovered the healing quality of the water and the popularity of the region grew so much that the Samurai would come to repair their bodies in the rejuvenating waters. The other attraction to the area is the world-renowned snow monkeys who have learned to keep themselves warm in the natural onsen water. Although the town is visited by foreigners to visit the snow monkeys, you will find the town relatively free of westerners when you eat out in the evenings during the week, as many just come on day journeys.

Yudanaka has a wide array of traditional eating houses which serve fresh local and regional produce. In the past few years, the restaurant scene has expanded to include a number of new eateries which have a mix of Japanese and Western food to suit every palette.

A walk through historic Shibu Onsen town (where the popular Japanese movie Spirited Away was based) is also a must with its quaint shops, temples, shrines, foot onsens and authentic architecture.

If you want to join a fully inclusive guided tour see the range of Japan Powder Culture Tours services including beginner packages, progression tours to improve powder skiing/riding technique, or powder chasing tours for advanced riders.

About Hotel Omodaka

Omodaka Hotel is a Japanese ryokan in the town of Yudanaka Onsen. Sitting adjacent to the Yomase River, the onsen and many of the guest rooms enjoy lovely views of the surrounding mountains.

Where is Omodaka Hotel?

Omodaka Hotel is situated in the town of Yudanaka Onsen, aka snow monkey town, which is at the base of the mountains that are home to the Shiga Kogen Ski Resort.

The hotel is 1.1km southeast of the Yudanaka train station and arrival and departure shuttles are provided by the hotel. The main hub of Yudanaka restaurants and the bar district are about 1km from the hotel, and you have the option of getting the one-way shuttle to get to restaurants in the evening.

Rooms

Most of the rooms at Omodaka Hotel are washitsu ie Japanese style rooms with tatami flooring, and futons on the floor. All rooms have a toilet and handbasin, whilst many also have a shower, or you can bathe in the onsen.

The rooms are spacious and sleep up to 6 people, so they are nice and roomy for 2 people. Beds are futons, and if you like a soft bed, there are extra futons to double up.

Many of the rooms have lovely views up towards Shiga Kogen or across the valley towards Mt Myoko.

There is also a deluxe western room that has 2 oversized twin beds plus a large tatami seating area. This room has a large bathroom, with a bath and rain shower.

Facilities & Services

The hotel has an onsen, with gender segregated baths on an elevated floor, and the balcony of the rotenburo (outdoor bath) offers views across towards Mt Myoko and other mountains. In addition to the outdoor onsen, there are indoor baths and sauna.

Other amenities:
  • Small lounge in lobby
  • Gift shop that also sells some sundries
  • Wifi

Dining

The hotel has a café that serves up burgers and toasties.

The breakfast dining room has traditional Japanese décor such as shoji screens and tatami flooring, along with comfort of western-style tables and chairs. Breakfast is served buffet style and includes some classic Japanese breakfast fare such as miso soup, rice, salad, dumplings, pickles, mini sausages, and omelette rectangles. Coffee and juice are also provided.

You may have dinner at the hotel included in your package, depending on your stay. This is usually a multi-course affair and an opportunity to sample lots of Japanese fare.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2024/25 Sample Rates

 Prices are in Japanese Yen (JPY) - 5 Night 4 Day Ski/Snowboard Package
 Room Type  Bathroom
Number in group Total
Package Price 
Price
Per Person
Single Japanese room Toilet  1 adult  ¥179,000  ¥179,000
Twin Japanese room Shower, toilet  2 adults  ¥318,000  ¥159,000
Quad Japanese room Shower, toilet  4  ¥596,000  ¥149,000

 Prices are in Japanese Yen (JPY) - 7 Night 5 Day Ski/Snowboard Package
 Room Type  Bathroom
Number in group Total
Package Price 
Price
Per Person
Single Japanese room Toilet  1 adult  ¥219,000  ¥219,000
Twin Japanese room Shower, toilet  2 adults  ¥398,000  ¥199,000
Quad Japanese room Shower, toilet  4   ¥740,000  ¥185,000

Notes about pricing:

  • Prices & invoice currency is in Japanese Yen - convert to your currency here
  • Prices include all taxes
  • Please ask for rates to upgrade to the deluxe western room.
  • Japanese accommodation holiday rates apply at Hotel Omodaka between 29th Dec 2024 and 4th Jan 2025 - please enquire for a quote
Inclusions
  • 5 nights or 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast & 1 in-house Japanese dinner
  • 4 day or 5 day all-mountain lift pass at Shiga Kogen
  • Transport to Shiga Kogen via public shuttle bus each day
  • Free pick up and drop off at Yudanaka train station
  • Transport to the world-famous snow monkey park
  • Free use of in-house onsen (hot pools) & sauna
  • Advice from guides regarding mountain orientation
  • Provision of self-guided cultural tours information so you can see snow monkeys, see historic Shibu Onsen town, visit Obuse town etc.
Add-ons
  • Resort & side-country guiding & tuition (pending availability)
  • Ski & snowboard lessons (pending availability)
  • Ski/snowboard equipment and clothing rentals
  • Avalanche equipment rental
  • Upgrade to western/Japanese combo deluxe room (pending availability)
  • Cultural experiences (geisha, karate, taiko drum/shamisen guitar/lion dance performances)
  • Option to ski days at Ryuoo ski resort
Not Included

JAPAN POWDER CULTURE TOURS TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms of Agreement & Policies/Booking Information

Please carefully read the policies below before you make a reservation.

CUSTOMER INFORMATION FORM

To enable us to complete your arrangements you must complete the customer information spreadsheet as complete as possible at the time.  This does not guarantee your booking as we need to confirm that the accommodation you have requested is available.  If there is no availability for some/all of your components we will advise you of this and offer an alternative where possible. The alternative product offered may be a different price and prices will be adjusted accordingly.   The information which you provide may be used by JPC Tours for further communication to you (unless requested otherwise) but no information will be divulged to any third party.

BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY

Once we have confirmed your accommodation requirements JPC Tours will send you a deposit invoice of 20% of the total booking which is nonrefundable once received.  We do hold the deposit in credit for you if you wish to book with us at another date. You will then have 7 days to reconfirm your space with your deposit.  The payment options for the deposit are through our New Zealand or Japanese bank account or via Flywire as bank transfer or credit card.  Any fees associated with the transfer are the client’s responsibility. The final balance is to be paid 60 days prior to the commencement of the tour either via our New Zealand or Japanese bank account or through Flywire.  We also have the option to pay by cash yen at the start of the tour for those who wish to avoid the transaction fees and perhaps gain by purchasing cash yen at the time you consider the best rate.  If you pay directly into our Japanese account from an overseas institution you are required to cover any applicable fees. This is usually a fee on your end and a 3000JPY fee when the funds land into our account. If we have been charged any fees for accepting such transactions these fees will be passed on in full.  

CANCELLATION

Once we receive written notification that you are cancelling your trip the following fees will apply. The 20% deposit is non-refundable however we do hold it in credit for the following season.  For guests that have paid the balance of tour early and cancel between 2 and 4 months prior to the trip then 50% of that balance will be refunded.  Cancellations made with less than two months of advanced notice will not be refunded. Unfortunately, due to the time-sensitive nature of our business, and the difficulty in re-booking a trip close to the departure date, we cannot make exceptions to this policy.

JPC Tours cannot be held responsible for snow conditions. Trips cannot be cancelled or amended on the basis of snow conditions. No refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a tour for any reason after the tour has begun. Refunds will be at the discretion of JPC Tours if you are involuntarily forced to leave a tour for any reason. No refunds will be given for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals, services, lift tickets or any component of the tour not utilized.

AMENDMENTS

If you need to amend any arrangements after your original booking these must be advised in writing. One amendment is free of charge. Any further changes will incur administration costs of ¥3000 per amendment plus any costs levied by our overseas agents and suppliers. Any change to an existing booking constitutes ‘an amendment’. A transfer to another tour is viewed as a cancellation and not as an amendment, and cancellation fees will apply.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

JPC Tours receives bookings subject to the following conditions.
 

  1. A booking is accepted only after JPC Tours receives the deposit and issues the client a Confirmation Invoice. The balance must be received 60 days prior to the commencement of the tour; otherwise JPC Tours may treat the booking as cancelled by the client. 
  2. It is our policy to run our tours even if we have only one guest booked and to date, we have never cancelled a tour in over a decade of operation, however we did have a world shut down due to COVID which meant we were unable to operate for two season hence JPC Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure, including a confirmed tour, due to circumstances beyond our control. If this occurs, you will be given the option of changing to another tour or receive a full refund. JPC Tours is not responsible for any incidental expense you have incurred as a result of your booking. If you choose and alternative tour and it is at a lower value than your original tour, you will be refunded the difference. If the alternative tour is of a higher value, then you will pay the difference in price. 
  3. Date changes are subject to availability. Date changes may be requested at any time up to 2 months prior to your departure date. Date changes made between 2-3 months prior to the tour will be charged a ¥20,000 fee per person. A ¥10,000 fee will be charged per person for all date changes made more than 3 months prior to the tour.
  4. Where this booking would otherwise be subject to the provisions of the Consumer Guarantee Act (C.G.A) 1993, if the supply is a supply for business purposes the client agrees that the services are supplied for business purposes in terms of section 2 and 43 of the C.G.A 1993, and that the provisions of the said Act do not apply to the supply to the client. Such client is not a consumer for the purposes of these booking conditions.
  5. Adventure sports activities involve many risks, dangers and hazards.  These risks and hazards are outlined in our release of liability, waiver of claims, assumptions of risks and indemnity agreement which all participants are required to read and sign before participating in a JPC Tour.  This agreement will affect your legal rights should you be involved in an accident.  Managing risk is JPC Tours number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent to side country pursuits (e.g., avalanche, inclement weather, tee-accidents, rock fall, and high winds) but they cannot eliminate them. Please clearly understand that skiing in bounds and out of bounds is an inherently hazardous sport and both actions are only undertaken with the full knowledge and consent from the participant that these are inherently dangerous activities. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which skiers have been injured and worse. While these accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge that risk and make their own choices about whether to engage in this activity. We ask that each participant is physically and mentally fit, is properly attired and equipped, and continues to assess him/her-self throughout the tour to ensure as safe a time as possible. We ask that participants honestly and accurately describe themselves, in terms of fitness, health and skills, and their equipment to their guides, and that they adhere to the advice of their guide.
  6. Due to the inherent risk involved in alpine pursuits, and in the interest of your safety, JPC Tours strongly recommends all participants to bring insurance that provides full medical and emergency evacuation coverage. JPC Tours will NOT provide insurance for participants on any JPC tour. If a participant does not have proper insurance documentation, he/she will be liable for her own medical and emergency evacuation expenses and will receive no refund, date change, or any kind of compensation from JPC Tours. Please take this seriously and lean on the side of caution.
  7. JPC Tours acts only as an agent for the other companies providing or offering accommodation, lift tickets and other services and as such has no control over any services or products provided by these supplying companies. All bookings made are subject to the booking terms and conditions under which these services are provided. JPC Tours and its suppliers reserve the right, without liability or right of compensation, to prohibit or restrict any activity, or cancel or alter any service or itinerary component, without notice. JPC Tours will not be held responsible for the inability of the suppliers to comply with any special request relating to age, medical conditions, physical ability or disability, dietary requirements, allergic conditions, smoking or non-smoking accommodation.   JPC Tours does not own or control the hoteliers, ski resorts or the various suppliers, and JPC Tours does not actually provide those services itself. JPC Tours will take all possible care to ensure that its suppliers have a reputation for maintaining a high standard. However, JPC Tours is unable to accept responsibility in any way for day-to-day problems with the services provided or for any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to persons or property, or any other loss howsoever arising. In particular JPC Tours is unable to accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements affected by matters over which JPC Tours has no control including, without limitation, war or threat of war, riots and civil strife, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, industrial disputes or governmental or official action or reasonable apprehension of the foregoing, cancellation, curtailment, or rescheduling of flights, or any failure on your part to obtain the correct visas and valid passport for travel. 
  8. While JPC Tours will use its best endeavors to operate all tours as advertised, reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made without notice where deemed necessary or advisable by JPC Tours.
  9. JPC Tours does not accept responsibility for disruption, inconvenience, cancellation or alteration directly or indirectly caused by or aggravated by the failure of any computer data processing equipment or media microchip integrated circuit or similar equipment, software or processing, storage or retrieval system.
  10. It is a condition of the acceptance of your deposit in respect of this tour that all monies paid to JPC Tours, whether by way of deposit or otherwise in respect of the tour, may be disbursed by JPC Tours as and when it sees fit or in respect of the services to be provided or fees payable under the tour program and the payment of a deposit for the tour shall be deemed to be a direction by you to JPC Tours to disburse such monies as foresaid. All monies received by JPC Tours are deposited in its name with its bankers, until appropriate disbursement to the suppliers of services or their agents.
  11. The flight segment of the tour is to be arranged by the customer and JPC Tours cannot be held responsible for any consequences that may arise due to your air travel arrangements.
  12. Receipt of a deposit will be taken as an understanding by JPC Tours that the participant has read and agrees to abide by these terms and conditions stated.
  13. The booking conditions and the supply of services herein shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of New Zealand, and both the client and JPC Tours irrevocably submits themselves to the jurisdiction of New Zealand courts in respect of any proceedings arising out of or relating to these booking conditions or services provided hereunder.

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE

Passport and visa fees, insurance, excess baggage charges, extra meals, laundry, drinks, souvenirs, items of a personal nature including medication, departure taxes, and tipping are not included in the price of your holiday. Entrance fees to venues detailed in the itinerary will generally be included, unless specified otherwise in the itinerary.
  

PASSPORTS & VISAS

A valid passport is required for travel and some countries require that it be valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure from those countries. Japan works on a 90 holiday visa for most countries however some countries are excluded from this and require further documentation before travel into Japan is permitted.
 
The above information should be taken as a general guideline and JPC Tours will endeavor to resolve any issues that may arise in a prompt and professional manner.
 

Features, Amenities & Services

Property

  • Convenience store
  • Hot springs/Onsen
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi

Rooms

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • WiFi

Services

  • English speaking staff

Location

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