Japan Powder Culture Tours

Overall Rating

Japan Powder Culture Tours

Japan Powder Culture Tours4.8/5129
Japan Powder Culture Tours4.8 out of 5 based on 129 reviews
Wagner Custom Skis
Japan Powder Culture Tours use Yudanaka as home base
Yudanaka provides great cultural experiences
Traditional Japanese food at the ryokan
Powder chasing with Japan Powder Culture Tours
Nearby Shibu Onsen is very traditional
Japan Powder Culture Tours has a focus on providing cultural experiences
Traditional Japanese meal at the ryokan
Sake tasting with Jason at the sake museum
Traditional Japanese accommodation
The snow monkeys are close to Yudanaka
Powder by day
Onsen after skiing or snowboarding
You can walk to Shibu Onsen from the hotel
The monkeys come down to town
Nearby cultural activities
Ryuoo Ski Park
Japan Powder Culture Tours will show you powder stashes
Cultural experiences
You can visit the Jigokudani snow monkey park
The foot bath at the Ryokan Biyu No Yado

Japan Powder Culture Tours

Overall Rating

Japan Powder Culture Tours4.8/5129
Japan Powder Culture Tours4.8 out of 5 based on 129 reviews

Japan Powder Culture Tours

Japan Powder Culture Tours (JPCT) are all about designing lifetime memories, and if you go on one of their guided Japan ski tours, the trip will stay in your memory highlights for years to come. The Japan Powder Culture Tours speciality is Honshu ski tours and packages, particularly around the Nagano area.

Some of the JPCT Japan ski tours offer a powder progression element where you’ll receive ski or snowboard tuition to improve your confidence riding powder.

Where other companies may place the cultural experience in Japan as an optional extra, JPCT ensure they are a priority so you get to experience the real Japan.

Japan Powder Culture Touts (JPCT) Booking Conditions


  • Deposit is 20% of full tour price per person.
  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • Final balance due: 30 days prior to departure.
  • All payments are in Japanese Yen (JPY) 


  • more than 30 days prior to departure, full deposit forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days 100% forfeited.
  • Tour operator highly recommends you take out travel insurance at time of sending your deposit. 


JPCT reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure. In this case you will receive a full refund. You will not be entitled to make any further claim for compensation, damages, expenses, loss of time or inconvenience.

All bookings are subject to JPCTs terms and conditions and subject to availability at time of booking.

Other Important Information

Terrain & SafetyThe 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 provided by ESA 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 sta