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The Legendary Roadie

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USD 3,343

11 Days | 10 Nights | 8 Days Skiing

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Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin-share, standard package at Lodge Aibiya.
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USD 3,343
Experience Japan powder like no other on this legendary road trip where you will visit up to 8 resorts in 3 prefectures; Nagano, Gunma & Niigata! Join a tour as a solo traveler, couple or small group. Max 6 spots per tour so get in quickly!
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The Legendary Roadie

Definition of Roadie: “a member of a crew for a traveling group of musicians or other entertainers, whose work usually includes the setting up of equipment”. Well that is similar to what your ski guide does for you on tour. However Japan Powder Culture Tours have two other versions of a “Roadie”. The first is an adventurous ski road trip with a group of mates or like minded individuals and the second is something we drink in the van at the end of an epic day on the way back to our accommodation. Either way it all makes for a legendary ski trip especially when you get to ski in three different prefectures (provinces). Moving from Nagano to Niigata to Gunma, you will experience a snow quality like no other.

By our definition, a “roadie” means this tour will move about a bit. The first six nights are based in Yudanaka which acts as a hub to a number of resorts which we drive to each day. You will then hit the road and ski at Kagura ski resort after which you wil then relocate to Tenjin Lodge for four nights for some legendary skiing.

Your Japanese ski adventure is not complete without being immersed in a culture that has to be experienced to be appreciated. Visit the world-famous snow monkeys up close, be part of a traditional taiko drum, shamisen guitar and lion dance performance, participate in a karate performance, visit the famous Takaragawa Onsen and soak you tired muscles, taste the local sake and beer recipes and visit historic Shibu Town. And let’s not forget the night where the group all eats together at the Sushi train restaurant followed by a legendary night in the karaoke bar. You will get a totally authentic Japanese ski experience.

Skier/Boarder Ability

This tour is for advanced to expert skiers & boarders with no exceptions. There is no leeway on this and we will be vetting guests ski level prior to signing up for the tour.

For shorter tours check out the Nagano Ski Buffet or the Nagano Powder Chaser.

Ski Areas Visited

This tour has the ability to visit a number of resorts in the Nagano, Niigata and Gunma prefectures. The resorts have been hand-picked based around our three Q’s criteria – quality, quantity and quietness. The resorts visited are dictated by the conditions on any given day and each area has its own individual micro climate so don’t be surprised if we visit the same resort more than once. Transport to these mountain is either by ESA buses or vans and different groups are mixed together to fill the seats on the Nagano part of the tour (The Niigata and Gunma part of the tour has its own vehicle). The resorts we can access for our clients include: Nagano - Shiga Kogen (with 18 interconnecting resorts), Madarao, Tangram, Togakushi and Nozawa Onsen; Niigata – Kagura, Naeba and  Kandatsu; Gunma – Tenjindaira and Minakami Houdaigi. Drive times to these resorts vary from 5 minutes to 50 minutes in good road conditions.

Terrain and Safety

The rules when skiing at resorts in Japan can be a lot different to what is experienced in Western resorts around the world.  At a high percentage of the resorts in Japan trail skiing is the norm and anything off the main marked trails is deemed out of bounds.  The out of bounds is not patrolled so as far as the resort is concerned skiing there is at your own risk.  The out of bounds skiing we provide is deemed what has been termed in Japan by westerners “slack country” or “side country”.  Many times, these out of bounds areas are in between two marked courses so at the bottom of the run you meet up on a marked course to take you back to the lifts, hence the term “slack country”.  Some resorts are more lenient with out of bounds skiing and others very strict.  Some will have signs that state ski at your own risk where others may not.  We consider everything that is not on a marked trail to be out of bounds so any clients who wish to experience the out of bounds need to have the appropriate avalanche equipment and be able to ski at a high enough level to manage the conditions. 

We have rental avalanche equipment available for those that do not at a rate of ¥3000 yen per day (beacon, shovel, probe and pack).  Anyone who wishes to ski off the main marked trails will be given instructions on the use of their avalanche equipment and will need to sign the release of liability agreement.  Our three pillars are safety first, fun second and improvement third and safety is the clear winner.

Exclusion of Liability and Assumption of Risks

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 adventure sports activities.  This agreement will affect your legal rights should you be involved in an accident. 



This itinerary is a guide. The tour is dictated by the weather each day and your guide will fit around where the best conditions are.  This is a powder tour so wider skis are recommended to get the best out of your time with us.  A full equipment checklist is listed in our FAQ’s and tour essentials pdf.   The beauty of a Japan Powder Culture Tours guided tour is that we are not constrained by relationships with resorts, our aim is to be flexible and follow the weather to allow all our customers goals to be met.  The set dinners and evening performances of the Geisha, Taiko Drum, Karate and Magic performances may vary on which night they fall on the 11-day tour due to overlap in bookings or other circumstances.

Day 1 

Make your way to Yudanaka (home of the snow monkeys) on either the amazing rail system or a shuttle from Narita or Haneda airport and be picked up at the drop off points.  We need to know a minimum of one day in advance what time your shuttle arrives and what time you arrive to the Yudanaka train station so the Ryokan can have a shuttle van to pick you up.  The area has a history of over 1,300 years as a hot spring resort and more recently was put on the map due to the 1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games.  You are treated like a rock star at the Ryokan with exceptional service, immaculate surroundings and food to die for.  We do not have the first night’s complimentary meal due to different arrival times, briefing at 6pm and setup of gear for guests, so instead we take the group to the sushi train restaurant or one of the many fine eating establishments in Yudanaka. 

Day 2 

Known as the birthplace of skiing in Japan in 1911, Shiga Kogen is the largest ski area in Asia with the highest lift access in Japan 2307 metres and has 18 interconnecting resorts.  Because Shiga is so large and elevated, fresh lines can be found days after a snowfall.  And because relatively few westerners have discovered this area the queues are almost non-existent, and another bonus is that very few Japanese ski off-piste.  After skiing and riding, why not try an onsen to sooth any aches and pains followed by a local beer or wine from the lounge bar.  Tonight, we will eat in house at the Ryokan Biyu so bring your camera and this is followed by an amazing interactive Geisha performance by a third generation Geisha to the area. 

Day 3 

Madarao (Madapow) is another of the Japanese ski fields that does not attract the hordes of gaijin’s (foreigners).  This field seems to have its own microclimate and when it snows here it can be very magical.  On the way home we have the option to eat at one of the few Okonomiyaki restaurants in Nagano, which is a specialty from Osaka and Hiroshima.  

Day 4 

After breakfast we will travel to Nozawa Onsen if the conditions are favourable for some more action on the snow.  With its 300 hectares of terrain and 50km means it the second largest resort on our itinerary next to Shiga Kogen.  Nozawa Onsen does get a lot of profile so can be much busier than the other resorts we go to so we try to time our visit when there will not be long lift lines or to many people on our precious powder.  If time permits at the end of the day, we will take a walk through Nozawa Onsen township and enjoy the many shops and eating treats.  After two days on the snow the new muscles you have used are fatigued and, in our experience, this is the day when there is a higher potential of injuries occur so you may decide to rest so that you will be strong to finish the rest of the tour in style.  You may just decide to chill for the day; however, we have a series of cultural side treats that will blow your mind.  These are outlined at the end of this flexible itinerary. 

Day 5 

Old Faithfull as we affectionally know Shiga Kogen is back on the ski menu and if the conditions are right we will head to the highest lift elevation in a ski resort in Japan called Yokoteyama.  The 360 degree views from the top are the best you will find anywhere in the world looking over the Nagano prefecture and if it is clear enough you can also view Mt Fuji which is Japan’s highest peak at 3776 metres.  After you dine out at one of the many outstanding restaurants around Yudanaka we have Magic show from Fred who is a "local foreigner" and performed magic for 30+years around the world.  The performance is something between great magic, fun comedy and silly stuff.  The show will make you laugh and amaze you as well. The audience participation adds a bit of improvisation that brings a lot of surprises! A truly enjoyable experience!

Day 6

Togakushi ski resort is on the menu today. This area is highly significant to the Japanese as it is the home of towering cedar trees and the Okusha Shrine sits at the base of Mt. Togakushi so some good walking shoes are required for our cultural side stash walk after the skiing.  Another amazing in house dinner at Ryokan Biyu and for your final night’s scheduled entertainment you can participate in a Karate performance and teaching session from one of Japan’s Grand Masters champions followed by a taiko drum, shamisen guitar and lion dance performance. 

Day 7 

Roadie time!  This is the part of the trip where we lighten the load.  The ski’s and boards go on the roof and the boots in the back.  Each person has a small bag akin to a carry-on bag in a plane.  Time to bid farewell to our amazing hosts at Ryokan Biyu.  No visit is complete to Yudanaka without some interaction with the famous “Snow Monkey’s”.  This is the only place in the world you can see the snow monkey soaking in natural hot pools up close and personal.  Afterwards we explore historic Shibu Onsen town.  We then leave Yudanaka for a 2-and-a-half-hour drive and on our way to Tenjin Lodge we will visit Kiyotsu Gorge and the tunnel of light then a soak in a very famous onsen in Japan named Takaragawa Onsen.  Dinner will be at Tenjin Lodge followed by a beverage and chat with your guide for the game plan the next day.  

Day 8 

Game on.  After breakfast if the Snow God has co-operated, we are off to Tenjindaira.  This is where things start to get real.  Tenjin is not an area to be trifled with and the area turns up the volume to what you have been experiencing thus far on the tour in regard to steepness, depth and risk. So, on this part of the tour we engage our guide Kieran’s knowledge and experience on this mountain and we have a lead and tail guide.  Tonight we dine at a Minikami favourite restaurant – Daruma.     

Day 9 

Because Tenjin gets so much snow and storms there are times it is just not possible to ski it.  So, a backup plan is needed which the Gunma area provides in the resort of Minakami Houdaigi nearby to Tenjin Lodge.  You are not going to come across any westerners at Houdaigi and the mountain has a real local feel.  Mount Hotaka (Hotakasan) in Gunma has various ski resorts sitting on its flanks, yet the Hodaigi Ski Resort is located on the northwestern slope and many of the runs face due north, so the snow quality is particularly nice for our requirements.  Dine out and about in Minakami.

Day 10 

After breakfast we will travel to Kagura in the Niigata prefecture which is a three-in-one ski resort that incorporates the areas of Kagura, Mitsumata and Tashiro. The Kagura Ski Resort is also interconnected with Naeba Ski Resort via a super long gondola, the Dragondola, to form one large ski area referred to as Mt Naeba.  The real goodies are off the top lift which gives us access to a wide range of terrain with some very light snow if the Snow God plays ball.  For our last night we will either eat on the Kagura side or head back into Minikami to enjoy some authentic Japanese fare and relive our stories from the last 10 days.

Day 11 

Time to bid farewell.  You can either leave by train from Minakami if you wish to get the fastest route to Tokyo or come back to Yudanaka if you want to continue with some skiing and riding.  

Accommodation & Meals

10 nights accommodation in summary:

  • 6 x nights accommodation at Ryokan Biyu in twin share Japanese style rooms with private bathrooms
  • 4 x nights at Tenjin Lodge in twin share Japanese style room

Ryokan Biyo no Yado

Ryokan Biyu no Yado is a 3.5 star Ryokan (Japanese Inn).

Rooms all come with private ensuite/bathroom and are Japanese-style with woven tatami floors and futon beds. All rooms have a flat screen TV, small fridge & kettle. Your room also has a traditional yukata which is not mandatory to wear at this Ryokan, although it is definitely comfortable attire after a day on the slopes.

The Ryokan also has some western rooms which are double the size of the Japanese rooms available as an up-grade for an additional cost.

There is a spectacular an indoor Japanese bathhouse (onsen) and outdoor hot spring (rotenburo) and there is also a private onsen available for rent for an additional fee.

The THREE night-time meals included in the Ryokan Biyu package are traditional multi-course Japanese cuisine served in the hotel dining area. Breakfast (also included) is either Japanese or Western-style. For the remaining night-time meals you have the choice of many authentic Japanese restaurants in down-town Yudanaka or Nakano, or you can buy additional meals at the Ryokan.

There are massage services available, free wi-fi in the common lounge area, a luxurious lounge bar and common seating area, drinks vending machines, grand piano, large screen TV, karaoke and a souvenir shop.

Ryokan Biyo..

...Japanese-style rooms...

.....spectacular onsen

Tenjin Lodge

Tenjin Lodge is a mountain lodge located deep in the Joetsu National Park, and just minutes away from Tenjindaira Ski Resort. 

Your hosts Kieren and his team provide a homely experience for travellers and the family pet Lucky is the ever-attentive receptionist.  There are two types of rooms Western or Japanese style with their own toilet and wash basin with shared lodge bathing facilities.  Each room has a powerful winter heater with a fridge and free WI-FI throughout the property.  The western rooms are first in best dressed as they are limited in number. 

The male and female baths are fed by the same natural mountain spring which supplies water to the lodge.  They are not onsens as the water is heated to temperature and the room has a pleasant ambiance with views of the forest outside.  The water is not re-circulated so the baths are operating on a constant flow. 

Breakfasts are served at the Lazy Bear Restaurant in house and are made up of either the western breakfast consisting of a hearty serving of scrambled eggs and toast or the mountain breakfast consisting of warm oatmeal served with chopped seasonal fruit and yogurt.  Both breakfasts come with coffe/tea or juice. 

On one night we dine in at Tenjin Lodge and we also travel into the local town of Minakami for two of the nights to sample some of the tasty cuisine from the local restaurants.  A must is Restaurant Daruma – Japanese Isakaya in Minakami where the Master is always welcoming serving up some great value cuisine.  

Tenjin Lodge..

...western-style rooms...

.....a nice communal area

2024 Rates & Inclusions


 Prices are in Japanese Yen per person
 Package  Twin-Share  Single Occupancy Add
Ryokan Biyu  499,000  34,000
  • Base rates & invoice currency is in Japanese Yen - convert to your currency here
  • Rates are per person
  • includes 6 x night accommodation at Ryokan Biyu in single or twin share Japanese style rooms with own bathrooms and includes breakfasts and two dinners and 4 x nights at Tenjin Lodge in twin share Japanese style room and includes breakfasts and two dinners
  • 6 x night accommodation at Ryokan Biyu in twin share Japanese style rooms with own bathrooms and includes breakfasts and two dinners
  • 4 x nights at Tenjin Lodge in twin share Japanese or Western style room and includes breakfasts and one dinner
  • Pick up and drop off at Yudanaka train station or snow shuttle drop-off point
  • Transportation to best snow location each day
  • Transport to the world-famous snow monkey park (Ryokan Biyu has a complimentary dropoff and pickup shuttle)
  • 8 days fully guided (max 1:6 guide to guest ratio), ski guides for 2 days at Tenjin (max 2:6 guide to guest ratio)
  • An interactive evening with a third generation Geisha performance
  • A magic/comedy/interactive performance
  • An interactive Karate performance and Taiko Drum/Shimansen guitar/Lion dance performance
  • Free rejuvenating daily Onsens at Ryokan Biyu plus a rooftop private onsen that can booked each day for a cost
  • Karaoke evening
  • Ability to have a rest day if you wish and you can experience one of our three self-guided cultural days as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Visit to the Tunnel of Light in the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel
  • 8 days of lift tickets
  • Walk around 1300 year old historic Shibu town
  • Visit to the famous Takaragawa Onsen
  • AVI gear rental ¥3000 yen per day and includes beacon, probe, shovel and pack
  • Private room upgrade
  • We have a full ski rental store which includes clothing, helmet, goggles, gloves, ski boots, poles, carving skis and fat skis (no snowboard gear). Ask for rate sheet.
  • Extra nights and guiding
  • BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING: Guided backcountry isn't included in this trip. If you would like a day of guided backcountry, we have a close association with a local company who can accommodate this at an extra cost.
  • An option at an extra cost and if the conditions are favourable for an evening tour in a Pistenbully snow cat to the highest lift access point in Japan 2307 metres to see the snow monster trees
Not Included


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


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.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.