Choose your trip style below to get started on your custom Japan experience:

Group Travel Japan packages

Group Travel

Got friends? Family? Colleagues? Here's what we would do.

Solo travel to Japan

Solo Travel

Our tested itineraries for your new adventure


Couples in JaPOW

Make sure they are special, because after a trip to Japan they will never leave you!

Copy our trip to Hokkaido

Hokkaido package

Watch a video of our perfect week on Hokkaido, then decide if you want the same experience


Unfamiliar with japan? Learn more in our "about Japan" section

We know everyone plans a trip differently. Some travelers start with heavy research while others learn as they go.

If you want some more info about Japan then then click the link below for helpful facts and and insights into various destinations.

Japan info

Japan Info

Where are the ski areas?
What's a prefecture?
What's the best month to go?
Where is Narita?



Just one more thing...

We are not a travel agency. We are skiers, snowboarders and above all travelers. We travel to Japan every winter and we do one thing consistently: we travel hard.

We have done this so many times now that we have been on every style of trip you can think of. The family vacation mayhem, the sponsored video shoots, the exploratory expeditions, gourmet food hunts, mega-resort activity overload days, boys trips, girls trips, yoga retreats, with pro skiers, not-so-pro skiers, young guns and old legends on skinny skis.

We can tell you all about the places we visit and the ones we always return to, but we prefer to let our photos and videos do most of the talking. 

If you like what you see, then send us your travel dates and group details using Contact Us page. We will put together a custom trip for you to have similar experiences in Japan. We send you an itinerary and quote based on your selections and then tweak the trip from there. Every step of the way a SnowLocals team member answering questions and providing insider "local" knowledge. Take it from our previous customers

...we're good at what we do.

David Review

Amazing campervan trip through the japanese alps, bottomless pow in Niigata/Nagano prefectures (insist on chains for your rental car!). Charlie was very helpful in answering all the questions we had before the trip. Michi-no-eki for the win!

-David (2008 customer)

Carolyn Review

The detailed itinerary that Charlie put together for our ski trip to Japan was priceless. Super helpful when traveling with little experience in the country and his hotel tips were spot on. Would definitely recommend!

-Carolyn R. (2018 customer)

Jordan T Review

The trip couldn’t have gone better from its inception to its realization.
Wow did it snow!
You know your stuff and you really nailed it.
I would not only recommend you highly, but insist to anyone planning a Japanese ski trip to work with you to organize it.

-Jordan T. (2016 customer)

Miriam B review

Transport worked very well thanks to Snow Local excellent information.
Information and follow up during the trip was great.
Great service level

-Miriam B. (2017 & 2017 customer)


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