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Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share based on group of 5 with 1 guide (per person) 2024-25 season.
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USD 2,362

7 Nights | 5 Guided Ski Days

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share based on group of 5 with 1 guide (per person) 2024-25 season.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,362
This CUSTOMIZABLE private guided backcountry tour is based in the little town of Kamikawa or Sounkyo in North Central Hokkaido which is well positioned for backcountry skiing/splitboarding at nearby mountain passes and Kurodake.
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Custom Booking Period: Jan 01 - Mar 30, 2025
Min Days: From 7
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Kamui Mintara Backcountry Tour

The Kamui Mintara Backcountry Tour from Rising Sun Guides is ideal for backcountry skiers and split boarders who want to get to higher alpine objectives.

Hokkaido`s indigenous Ainu people referred to the Daisetsuzan mountain range as Kamui Mintara – The Playground of the Gods. This backcountry trip starts on the doorstep of the Daisetsuzan`s before heading to the East side of the range.

The Eastern slopes are sheltered from Hokkaido`s prevailing Westerly flow which means more stable weather days, well suited to backcountry skiing and a greater likelihood of reaching high alpine zones.

This trip completes a nice loop around Japan`s largest national park stopping in at traditional ryokans with lots of options for fantastic backcountry skiing.

Please note that the Kurodake ropeway is closed for most of January however there are many other backcountry touring areas that remain accessible regardless of lift operations.

Please make a booking request if you have any questions or want to check guide availability.

Ability Level & Equipment

This trip suited to advanced backcountry skiers or splitboarders.

Avalanche safety kit and ski touring or splitboarding equipment is required for all multi-day trips. Equipment rentals are available with a 20% discount. 

Sample Itinerary

This itinerary is is totally customizable. You can choose to undertake it as is, or add/remove the number of guided days and add/remove the overall number of days.

Day 1:

Arrive and transfer to Sounkyo or Kamikawa

Day 2-3:

Backcountry skiing at Kurodake or a nearby backcountry touring area.

Day 4:

Backcountry touring en route to the Eastern Daisetsuzan`s. Stay at a ryokan with dinner, breakfast and onsen included.

Day 5-6:

Ski touring in the Eastern Daisetsuzan`s or Hidaka range.

Day 7:

Ski touring en route to Chitose or other requested destination for drop off.

Day 8:

Departure flight or onward travel

2024-25 Rates & Inclusions


Indicative Price: ¥369,000 (based on group of 5 with 1 guide)
  • Price is per person, based on double or triple occupancy
  • Price includes consumption tax
  • Payments are in Japanese Yen
  • This tour is customizable for your group. Please inquire for a quote for your group requirements.
  • 7 nights twin/triple share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 guided ski days
  • Private door to door transfers throughout trip
  • 3 days lift tickets (additional lift tickets can be purchased as needed)
  • Onsen at some accommodations
  • 4-5 dinners (depending on final trip itinerary and accommodation plan)
  • Avalanche safety kit and backcountry touring gear. Rental available – please inquire for rates and information
  • Single room upgrades available
  • Arrangements for airport transfers or connections to your prior/subsequent travel plans will be made depending your requirements
  • Add on additional nights in Sapporo, Furano, Niseko etc before or after this trip
  • Extend or shorten your stay in Kamikawa
Not Included
  • Lunch, other dinners, drinks

Rising Sun Guides Terms & Conditions

  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm all reservations.
  • Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour. If the tour is booked within 60 days of departure, full payment is required to confirm.
  • Cancellation within 60 days but 30 days prior to the tour will incur a tariff in the amount of 50% of the full tour cost.
  • Cancellations within 30 days will incur a tariff in the amount of 100% of the full tour cost.
  • At the time of booking, you will receive a message with your invoice allowing you to complete payment by international bank transfer or with your credit card through Paypal. Paypal is the preferred method on payments under 100,000Yen. There is a 4% service fee associated with all paypal transactions, however on payments up to 100,000 Yen Rising Sun Guides will accept this fee. For larger payments, the 4% service charge will be added to your invoice. Alternatively, bank transfer is the preferred method on large transactions as the associated flat rate fees are lower. All bank transfer details are available on your electronic invoice. If you choose to complete a bank transfer, please ignore the paypal service charge listed on your invoice and only transfer the amount owing on the balance line of your invoice before the paypal service fee. Note: You do not need a Paypal account to use this online system. Simply follow the instructions and links provided with your electronic invoice.
  • All customers signing up for a guided tour are required to read and sign a release of liability waiver before departing. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the tour without refund.
  • All participants under the age of 19 must also have a parent or legal guardian sign their release of liability.
  • RSG reserves the right to cancel any tour at any time (typically due to inclement weather, unsafe backcountry travel conditions or guide injury / sickness). In the event of cancellation, the customer will be offered the opportunity to either reschedule or receive a refund. All guests booking our backcountry or lift assisted day trips are covered by the RSG Powder Guarantee.
  • All participants entering the backcountry (anywhere outside of the ski area boundary) on a guided tour must be at least 13 years of age.
  • We ask guests to be honest with themselves about their skill level. If you have booked and paid for a trip with RSG but it is clear that your skills are insufficient for the trip you have booked, we will cancel the remainder of the day and refund 50% of your booking fee.
  • It is your responsibility to care for any rental equipment supplied by Rising Sun. Guests will be charged for repair or replacement of any lost or damaged items.