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AMIHARI + SHIZUKUISHI + IWATE KOGEN
6 Nights Customisable
Sample price is based on 6 night package, twin-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
Price may vary slightly to actual due to exchange rate fluctuations.
Price p/p
Sample price is based on 6 night package, twin-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
Price may vary slightly to actual due to exchange rate fluctuations.
USD 1,152
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
This 6 night tour offers skiers & boarders the opportunity to access ski areas less frequented by westerners; Shizukuishi, Amihari & Iwate Kogen + optional cat skiing. Tours can be customised & start any day from mid December to March with a minimum of only 2 people required to run.
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Inclusions
  • 6 nights twin-share accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • 5 days lift tickets in the Shizukuishi area
  • 1 full day of guided backcountry by certified guide
  • Transfer to/from Morioka train station
Add-ons
  • Private room upgrade + 13,200 yen
  • Additional guided days - +60,000 yen (for group of up to 4)
  • Snowcat morning (3 runs) weekends only - 7,000 yen per person
  • Snowcat charter - midweek only - 30,000 yen per run (up to 10 guests)
  • Ropeway star watching tour
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Semi-Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
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Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2019
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Iwate Tour - NEW for 2019!!

Get off-the-beaten-path this winter in Iwate Prefecture where you will find endless untracked lines of powder and very few foreigners.

The Iwate Prefecture in Tohoku (northern Honshu) receives abundant falls of dry powder snow throughout winter. Many of the ski areas are small to medium in size making them ideal to hit for  1- 3 days and therefore you don't get the hordes of international visitors like you do in Nagano and the popular Hokkaido resorts. If you are up for a bit of an adventure, and skiing deep untracked powder with little to no competition is your thing, then a visit to Iwate will be very satisfying.

This sample itinerary/package includes quality ski-in/out hotel accommodation in 2 locations (plus 1 night in Morioka city), daily breakfast & dinner, lift tickets, ground transfers to/from Morioka/station, a guided backcountry adventure, and a 3-run cat ski morning.

The ski areas visited include Shizukuishi, Amihari Onsen and Iwate Kogen plus an OPTIONAL morning of cat skiing (extra cost) at an abandoned ski area next to Shizakuishi, and ends with a night in Morioka city. Or there are also other nearby ski resorts that could be added.

All tours are based on private groups with a minimum of 2 people (and up to 9) required to run a tour, and tours can start any day of the week for any duration from a minimum of 3 days/nights. 

IGR Tourist is a Japanese tourism organisation who can provide a quote for your specific needs and as you can see from the sample package, they offer exceptional value.

So grab your partner, family or get a group together and head north to Iwate Prefecture for the adventure of a lifetime!

Enquire to get a quote specific to your group's needs.

Accommodation

The accommodation for this tour is based on 2-nights at the ski-in/out Amihari Hotel Spring Hotel, 3-nights at the ski-in/out Shizukuishi Prince Hotel and 1-night at the Hotel Ruiz in Morioka city.

Accommodation may need to be modified by IGR subject to availability at the time of booking however you will be informed at the time of quoting.

Sample Itinerary

This tour starts at Morioka station in Iwate prefecture so you will need to take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Morioka. You can find more details on train travel to Morioka here>>

Day 1 - Arrival day & transfer to Amihari Hot Spring
On arrival at Morioka station (ETA 13:30) you will be greeted by English speaking staff from IGR who will assist you with your shuttle bus connection to Amihari Hot Spring Hotel.

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by the hotel staff and checked in to your Japanese- style tatami room (or twin bed western room upon request).

Once you are settled into your room, head to one of the 3 hot springs (onsens) in/around hotel.

In the evening you will be treated to a buffet dinner serving local/international dishes at hotel.

Day 2 - Amihari Onsen Guided Day
After a scrumptious buffet breakfast, you will meet with your English speaking certified backcountry guide to discuss the day's activities.

You will then spend the entire day with your guide exploring the side & backcountry in and around Amihari Onsen ski area.

Before dinner head to the hotel's onsen to rejuvenate your muscles.

In the evening you will be treated to a traditional Japanese Kaiseki dinner at hotel.

Day 3 - Free day
Today you have the choice of skiing/riding at Amihari onsen ski area or you could duck over to Iwate Kogen ski area which is right next door.

Or feel free to just hang out in the hotel and enjoy the onsens.

In the late afternoon you will transfer from Amihari Spring Hotel to the ski-in/out Shizukuishi Prince hotel at the Shizukuishi ski resort.

Relax in a Superior room on the upper floor with snowy mountain views and/or enjoy the magnificent hotel hot spring.

In the evening you have the option of an international/local buffet dinner at the hotel or a meal at a Japanese Izakaya next to hotel.

Day 4 - OPTIONAL cat ski morning & free afternoon
After breakfast you will meet with your certified guide who will greet you for your 3-run cat skiing morning at a deserted ski area next to the Shizukuishi ski resort.

The first run is at 7:30 am, second at 9:00 am and third at 10:30 am. Each run is on a 4.5 km non-compacted downhill slope with the guide.

After the cat skiing morning you have the option to head back to the hotel to relax and/or spend the afternoon skiing / riding at Shizukuishi ski resort (or partake in one of the other additional activities on offer).

Alternatively if you decide not to do the cat skiing you can use the whole day to explore Shizukuishi ski resort.

Tonight you will enjoy French cuisine at the Shizukuishi Prince Hotel.

Day 5 - Free day
Today is all yours to enjoy as you see fit.

Relax around the hotel, ski/ride Shizukuishi ski area, onsen, or one of the additional activities (or all of the above!!).

In the evening you will have an international buffet dinner at hotel.

Day 6 - Free day & transfer to Morioka
Once again you have the freedom to do as you like for the day including ski/ride Shizukuishi.

In the late afternoon you will take a bus transfer to Morioka station where you will meet English speaking staff from IGR. They will escort you to your hotel near the station where you will spend the night.

Tonight you are on our own and you can explore the great city of Morioka and some of its fabulous restaurants & bars.

Day 7 - Transfer from hotel to Morioka station
After breakfast (which is included in the package) at your hotel you will check out by 10:00 am and venture home or on to your next adventure!!

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

RatesTwin-share room - 130,900 yen
Private room - 144,100 yen

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • Shizukuishi CAT run(s) with certified guide :
    • Is only available as a mixed group on weekends @ 7,000 yen per person for 3 runs sharing with other guests (maximum 12 pax/CAT)
    • Midweek only available for private chartered for 30,000 yen / group (of up to 12) per run.
  • Bus schedule depending on a date of use
  • Shizukuishi Prince Hotel room rate : plus 2,000 yen/pax/night on Saturdays, days before public holiday, and plus 1,000~9,000 yen/pax/night (1,000~16,000 yen for SGL users) during New Year's holiday in between Dec. 23 and Jan. 5 and Feb. 9 and 10. (please ask for the rates)
  • Amihari Onsen Hotel room rate : plus 2,200 yen/pax/night on Saturdays, days before public holiday, and during New Year's holiday in between Dec. 29 to Jan. 6.
  • Itinerary may change due to weather conditions, gov’t legislation affecting routes & other unforeseen circumstances . In most cases itinerary alterations will be advised prior to departure.
  • Guests are required to sign for letter of consent upon making reservation. 
Inclusions
  • 6 nights twin-share accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • 5 days lift tickets in the Shizukuishi area
  • 1 full day of guided backcountry by certified guide
  • Transfer to/from Morioka train station
Optional Extras
  • Private room upgrade + 13,200 yen
  • Additional guided days - +60,000 yen (for group of up to 4)
  • Snowcat morning (3 runs) weekends only - 7,000 yen per person
  • Snowcat charter - midweek only - 30,000 yen per run (up to 10 guests)
  • Ropeway star watching tour
  • Wakasagi (Smelt Fish) fishing tour
  • Limited supply of avalanche safety gear for rent
  • Shizukuishi sunrise tour
Not Included

IGR Terms & Conditions

Deposit :

  • ¥30,000 per person upon written confirmation.
  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • Final balance due: 20 days prior to departure. 

Cancellation charge :

  • More than 20 days prior to departure - full deposit forfeited.
  • 20 to 8 days prior to departure - 20% of trip cost forfeited.
  • 1-7  days prior to departure - 30% of trip cost forfeited
  • 1 day before departure - 50% of trip cost forfeited
  • No-show - 100% of trip cost forfeited.

If IGR was to cancel a tour before the departure, a full refund will be provided.