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Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share accommodation for group tour 2020.
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USD 2,912

8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share accommodation for group tour 2020.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,912
This Central Hokkaido splitboarding special tour takes you to the powder lines you've always dreamed of. Start in Asahidake with a little assist from the ropeway, then head to Tokachidake which is pure backcountry under splitboarding human steam.
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Central Hokkaido Splitboard Tour - New!

The fully guided 8-day Central Hokkaido Splitboard Tour with Journey Into Japan explores some of the best backcountry locations in Central Hokkaido.

Splitboards have made the Central Hokkaido backcountry more accessible to boarders, where long lines and deep powder are just waiting for those awesome turns!  Experienced local guide Hiro Komatsu is a splitboard specialist with in-depth backcountry knowledge of Central Hokkaido, and he is taking dedicated splitboard groups out into the backcountry. Ditch those pesky skiers and become part of this dedicated splitboard tour, and enjoy some of the best lines in Central Hokkaido.

The trips starts in either Furano or Asahikawa, and the first section of this tour takes place at Asahi Dake, which features high open slopes amongst the volcanic fumaroles, and amazing lines amongst the steep and deep gullies below. Asahi Dake has a single ropeway (cable car) which is used as a starting point to the incredible backcountry and sidecountry routes available.

Then it’s on to the spectacular Tokachi Mountains for more deep open lines up high, and endless cruising amongst the trees. The Tokachi mountains are pure backcountry. No lifts, just beautiful wilderness. At the end of a strenuous day you can head back down to the inn to enjoy a traditional onsen. 

Transport throughout is provided by your guide in a private 4WD mini bus.

Ability & Experience

You will need to have advanced boarding skills to take part in this trip, and very good physical fitness as much of the trip will involve the use of climbing skins to ascend the mountains. Experience with the use of splitboards and skins is ideal.

You must have a splitboard and properly fitting skins for this tour. These are available from the hire shop in Furano along with a full range of backcountry equipment and 10% discount on equipment rentals is provided. If you are new to splitboarding, you have the bonus of learning how to use the boards and associated equipment (skins, beacon, etc).


Book flights that will arrive in Chitose or Asahikawa airport by about midday on day one of your tour. For your departure day, dont book a departure flight any earlier than about 1:00 pm.

Day 1
Meet at Furano mid morning, or Asahikawa mid afternoon. Transfer to accommodation at Asahi Dake.

Day 2-4
3 days guided skiing at Asahi Dake. Your guide will decide which areas you will ride based on the weather and snow conditions. In clear weather this could include visiting the fumaroles on the high open slopes above the trees, with wide open untouched powder runs on the descent. Other options include the numerous sidecountry ridges and gullies that hold the secret powder stashes.

Transfer to Tokachi Mountains at end of Day 4.

Days 5-7
3 days guided skiing in the Tokachi Mountains. This is pure backcountry, and offers some of the best skiing in Japan, set amongst the spectacular scenery of the Tokachi Mountains.

Day 8
Depart for Chitose or Asahikawa Airports by bus. Arrive Asahikawa Airport approximately mid morning or Chitose Airport early afternoon.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates Notes

  • rates/invoice currency is in Japanese yen or Australian dollars - convert to your currency here
  • displayed prices are per person twin-share room
  • displayed prices include tax
  • please enquire for a quote for a customised private trip
  • Local, qualified & experienced splitboard guide (max 1:6 ratio)
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners
  • All transfers in private 4wd minivan
  • Transfer back to either Furano or Chitose airport at the end of tour
  • 3 days lift passes for Asahidake
  • Ski touring gear hire (10% discount)
  • Avalanche safety gear hire (10% discount)
  • Private single room upgrade (subject to availability), 38,000 yen
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Journey Into Japan (JIJ) Terms & Conditions


  • Deposit is $AUD250 per person.
  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • Final balance due: 60 days prior to departure.
  • All payments are in Australian Dollars (AUD) or Japanese yen


  • more than 60 days prior to departure, full deposit forfeited.
  • 60 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of trip cost is forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days 100% forfeited.
  • JIJ insist you take out travel insurance at time of sending your deposit.

JIJ reserve 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.

Trips costs are based on optimum group sizes. If we don’t get the required number of people (4 for all trips), you will be notified as soon as possible and offered the choice of: 

a) A full refund of the money you have paid.
b) A transfer to another date at no cost to you.
c) Paying a surcharge.

Due to various factors, such as weather, group ability, gov’t legislation affecting routes and other unforeseen circumstances we reserve the right to alter itineraries if necessary. In most cases itinerary alterations will be advised prior to depature.

Please refer to specific trip descriptions for inclusions. Please note that emergency evacuation costs, visa/passport charges, extra meals, alcohol, all items of a personal nature or excess baggage charges are not included.

Journey into Japan reserves the right to make any changes to trip dates, itineraries and costs without notice.