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Japan Winter Adventures Start Here

Bundle up, strap in and get into some of Japan’s legendary powder with Outdoor Japan Adventures, the new travel and tour booking engine dedicated to helping travelers explore Japan.

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First-time travelers to Japan are invariably drawn to the iconic imagery that make the country such an interesting place to travel. From Tokyo’s immense skyscrapers to Kyoto’s ancient temples and shrines, not to mention the amazing food, Japan is full of world-famous attractions.

Asia’s foremost adventure destination?

But for the intrepid that look beyond the well-trodden tourist paths, the land of the rising fun comes into focus outside the major cities – in the hidden hot spring villages, winding rivers and soaring mountains. An incredibly diverse geographical landscape (around 70% of the country is mountainous) combined with an ancient culture rich in diverse traditions, more and more people are discovering that Japan is an untapped land of unlimited adventure. In fact, we reckon that Japan is leading the continental pack as Asia’s four-season adventure playground. Spring, summer, fall winter; there’s plenty to get your adrenaline pumping.

Start your own adventure

A new booking engine devoted entirely to outdoor travel and adventure in Japan makes it easy to find great tours throughout the country. With one click you could be making your first turns in some of Japan’s top ski resorts, exploring hidden backcountry spots with experienced guides, or wandering through quaint hot spring villages deep in the mountains if that’s more your speed.

Outdoor Japan Adventures
will help you discover the best tours and travel with professional guides in incredible destinations across the country.

Great winter tours

Go off-piste with an Olympic skier

For the first time ever, leading ski and snowboard brands Salomon and Atomic will be hosting Salomon Experience, a unique tour where riders can explore the backcountry with Akira Sasaki, Olympic slalom skier, while testing the latest QST ski models.

Ski through an onsen

Up in Niseko, Black Diamond Tours, which was recently awarded the world’s best heli-ski operation at the World Ski Awards this year, will take serious powder chasers on a private tour to the newly acquired Chisenupuri slopes. Chisenupuri is known for its surrounding hot springs, and there’s even a point where riders can ski across a bridge with the onsen steam rising from both sides.

Experience the full winter course

How about enjoying delicious chocolate fondue under the falling snow? Evergreen Outdoor Center with its three winter brands, Evergreen International Ski School, Evergreen Alpine Academy and Evergreen Backcountry Guides, takes children, amateurs and professionals on guided lessons, tours and courses around Hakuba.

Hit the slopes with new friends

Solo traveler? Tokyo Snow Club starts its weekend tours from Shinjuku, Tokyo, and within hours you’ll be transported to the mountains for a fun getaway. These English-guided tours are a great way to meet new friends while hitting the slopes, watching the snow monkeys, listening to live music and attending cultural festivals. For participants new to snowboarding and skiing, one free lesson is included in the package.

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or looking for a new adventure in Japan, make sure you check out the growing number of tours Outdoor Japan Adventures has to offer. The winter launch of the new site was in December and the four-season launch is coming in February 2017!

About Outdoor Japan Adventures

Outdoor Japan Media has been promoting travel, adventure and inbound tourism to Japan for nearly two decades through Outdoor Japan Online, TRAVELER magazine and the annual Japan Snow Guide. Outdoor Japan Adventures, the new tour and travel booking engine, is the next step in connecting travelers to local operators more directly, while promoting local tourism throughout Japan.

Outdoor Japan Adventures introduces local tour operators passionate about providing authentic, unforgettable experiences for travelers wanting to explore Japan in depth. Whether you are traveling independently, wanting to meet people on a group tour, are on a family holiday or a quick business trip, Outdoor Japan Adventures can help you find and book your next Japan adventure.

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Outdoor Japan loves sharing stories of people doing extraordinary things. Travelers will find videos and articles about tours, tour operators and destinations, and can also share their experiences with each other. Submit travel and adventure stories to Outdoor Japan and you may even get published.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you.



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