• Tokyo
  • Tokyo Disney Resort®, Urayasu
  • Iiyama
  • Hakuba Norikura
  • Nagano
  • Tokyo

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

TOUR TYPE

Family Package
Min 3 people, Max 4 people

TRANSPORTATION

Bullet Train + Local Train + Private Mini-Bus (Jumbo taxi)

PRICE (Per Family*)

Coming Soon!

*2 adults + 2 children 7-12 yo

Overview

The perfect trio for family fun: Disney, snow monkeys and the legendary Hakuba Norikura

Are you looking for a ski holiday with a dash of Disney magic? Over 3 nights, take on the slopes at Hakuba Norikura Onsen Ski Resort. With high-quality powder snow and gentle slopes suited for beginners, it’s the perfect place to learn to ski with the family. Norikura is quieter than the surrounding resorts and attracts more local Japanese skiers.
This tour caters to complete beginners. Your lift pass, skis and clothing are all included, and a licensed English speaking instructor will teach you everything you need to know. It’s skiing made easy and hassle-free.
Starting in Tokyo, you’ll experience the best theme parks in the world at the Tokyo Disney Resort®. From Tokyo, head to Nagano prefecture via the bullet train and meet the iconic snow monkeys. Then, you’ll arrive at your ultimate destination – the winter wonderland of Hakuba Norikura.
Consider Hakuba Norikura to experience the legendary powder snow the area is famous for, but in a more low-key family-friendly environment.

  • Private tour
  • Self-guided tour
  • Set departure date
  • Perfect for families and first-time skiers
  • Travel on the shinkansen
  • Select transfers by private mini-bus
  • Ski-in/Ski-out accommodation
  • Iconic Japan attractions (Tokyo Disney Resort® & Snow Monkeys)
  • Includes lift pass, skis and clothing rental

Highlights


Itinerary

© Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Ariake
DAY 1Tokyo

Welcome to Tokyo!

  • Stay: Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Ariake (Family Room) or similar

After arriving at Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Ariake Hotel, be greeted by our Kintetsu representative, who’ll assist you with checking in.*
We recommend exploring Ariake Garden, an entertainment and shopping complex adjacent to the hotel. The complex boasts hundreds of shops, a kids play area and over 50 restaurants.
Rest up and get ready for five days packed with adventure!
*Please arrive at the hotel by 3 pm.


© JNTO
DAY 2Tokyo > Tokyo Disney Resort®, Urayasu > Tokyo

Day trip to Tokyo Disney Resort®

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Stay: Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Ariake (Family Room) or similar

It’s Disney time! This tour offers the flexibility of letting your family choose between a day at Tokyo Disneyland® or Tokyo DisneySea®. Whichever park you choose, you’ll enjoy a “must-see” Disney experience combined with first-class Japanese hospitality.
Tokyo Disneyland® is the first Disney Park built outside of the US. It is modelled closely after the original parks in California. Recommended if you want the classic Disneyland experience and haven’t been to the parks in the US and have younger kids.
Tokyo DisneySea® is the second park at the resort. With more rides aimed at slightly older kids and different lands to see, we recommend DisneySea if you’ve already visited the parks in the US and have older kids.
Whichever park you choose, you’ll enjoy a “must-see” Disney experience combined with first-class Japanese hospitality.
A private mini-bus will take you to this unforgettable experience
After a day of Disney magic, make your way back to the hotel by local train with the prepaid IC cards provided.

© Town Yamanouchi
DAY 3Tokyo > Iiyama > Hakuba Norikura

Meet the Snow Monkeys and arrive at Hakuba Norikura

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Stay: Hakuba Alps Hotel (Family Room)

Just take the essentials with you to Hakuba Norikura and enjoy the freedom of packing light! You can leave the rest of your luggage at your Tokyo hotel when checking out.
Your private mini-bus will take you to Tokyo Station, where you’ll board the iconic shinkansen (bullet train) bound for Iiyama, Nagano.
Before arriving at Hakuba Valley, you’ll first visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park. This Park is famous for being the home to the wild Japanese Macaque Monkeys (better known as snow monkeys). You’ll be amazed as you find yourself face to face with the pink-faced monkeys as they bask in the open hot springs.
We’ll arrive at the hot springs area after a 30-40 minute walk along a beautiful snow-covered forest trail. Be sure to dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear.
Back on the road again, it’s on to the scenic town of Hakuba Norikura.
Enjoy an included buffet dinner at your accommodation.

© JNTO
DAY 4Hakuba Norikura

First day of skiing

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Stay: Hakuba Alps Hotel (Family Room)

After breakfast, it’s time to take your first steps into the world of skiing! An English-speaking instructor will start your family on the right track with a 2-hour ski lesson, teaching you all the basics to give you the confidence to explore.
As you focus on learning, remember to look around and take in the beautiful Hakuba Norikura scenery! It’s truly breathtaking.
In the afternoon, put your new skills to the test and start to explore the slopes on your own.
Your first day of skiing is bound to result in sore muscles. So take advantage of the hotel indoor and outdoor onsen (hot spring), where you can relax and reflect on a fantastic day.

© Hakuba Alps Hotel
DAY 5Hakuba Norikura

Second day of skiing

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Stay: Hakuba Alps Hotel (Family Room)

With a little training under your belt, it’s time to head out and try your new skills on the mountain. There’s no pressure; take it slow and steady!
First, familiarise yourself with the trails of the mountain. We recommend the trails marked with a green dot. That indicates they’re designed for beginners. The other trails are for more advanced skiers – perhaps on your next holiday!
There’s nothing better than exploring the snowy landscape with your family. You can take in the views together, laugh at each other when you fall and help each other get back up again. Skiing is a great bonding experience – no matter what your skill level is.
After a massive day on the mountain, you’re sure to be exhausted. Enjoy an included farewell buffet dinner at the hotel and relax (and maybe have another soak in the onsen!)

© Yasufumi Nishi/©JNTO
DAY 6Hakuba Norikura > Nagano > Tokyo

Final morning of skiing and returning to Tokyo

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Stay: Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Ariake (Family Room) or similar

By now, we hope you’re hooked on skiing and the beauty of the pristine ski fields of Japan. Good news – there’s time for one final morning session of skiing before heading back to Tokyo in the afternoon.
A private mini-bus will take you to Nagano station to board the bullet train bound for Tokyo.
You’ll return to your hotel via private taxi, where you can collect your stored luggage before checking in for your final night.

© Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Ariake
DAY 7Tokyo

Tour concludes

  • Meals: Breakfast

The tour concludes after breakfast at the hotel.
Enjoy the rest of your trip!


Accommodation

© Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Ariake
Tokyo

Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Ariake

Family Room

Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo-Ariake is located in the shopping and business centre of Tokyo Bay’s downtown and waterfront area. This hotel is within walking distance of the nearest train stations, providing easy access to major train stations and airports. Nearby stations: Ariake, International Exhibition Hall, Ariake Tennis Forest.

© Hakuba Alps Hotel
Hakuba Norikura

Hakuba Alps Hotel

Family Room (Mixed Western-Japanese style room or Western style room)

Hakuba Alps Hotel is a Western-Japanese style hotel located at the Hakuba Norikura Ski and Snowboard Resort in Otari Village, close to Hakuba in north-western Nagano Prefecture. Ideally situated directly at the base of the ski lifts, the nearest ski lift is a mere 50-metre walk. Added extras include an onsen and a health spa.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights accommodation: Tokyo (2 nights), Hakuba Norikura (3 nights) and Tokyo (1 night)
  • Meals: Daily breakfast, 3 x dinner
  • Transportation: JR Hokuriku shinkansen (bullet train), local train and private mini-bus
  • Meet a Kintetsu representative on arrival at the hotel in Tokyo
  • Admission fees and activity fees detailed in the itinerary
  • Ski rental: Including skis, jacket, pants and boots

Exclusions

  • Return international flights not included
  • Transfers outside the tour itinerary
  • Hotel incidental charges
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, shopping
  • Drinks during meals
  • Entrance fees to places of personal interests or other attractions not detailed in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa not included if required (note: Visa to enter Japan is not required for Australian citizens for trips less than 90 days)
  • Snow gear/accessories not outlined in the inclusions

Dates & Prices

For 2022 departure

Start Date – End Date

3 January – 9 January

(TOUR CODE: HAA03012S)

Accommodation

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Price per Family*

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Availability

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Start Date – End Date

10 January – 16 January

(TOUR CODE: HAA10012S)

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Price per Family*

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Start Date – End Date

17 January – 23 January

(TOUR CODE: HAA17012S)

Accommodation

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Price per Family*

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Start Date – End Date

24 January – 30 January

(TOUR CODE: HAA24012S)

Accommodation

Family Room

Price per Family*

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Availability

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Start Date – End Date

31 January – 6 February

(TOUR CODE: HAA03012S)

Accommodation

Family Room

Price per Family*

Coming soon!

(Standard Price)

Availability

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Group size: Min 3 people / Max 4 people

*Price is based on a family including 2 adults and 2 children aged 7–12 years.

*Please contact us for the pricing for children over 12 and for families of a different size.

*This tour is for travellers aged 7 years old and up.

*Age limits for children’s rate is from 7 to 12 years old.

Important Information

  • Fitness level: A moderate fitness level is required for leisurely-paced day trips and light activities.
  • What to bring for activities: Appropriate accessories for skiing such as gloves, goggles etc. If your shoe size is larger than 28cm, please bring suitable footwear for snow activities (ski or snow boarding).
  • Activities may be cancelled or changed with short notice due to severe weather and snow conditions.
  • We highly recommend you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover yourself for any unforeseen event.
  • Due to the physical requirements of the activities, unfortunately, we are unable to welcome pregnant guests on this tour.
  • Please kindly note that due to COVID-19 the schedule is subject to change.
  • Travel restrictions are constantly changing. Please check the latest travel advice before you book and before you travel.

Terms & Conditions


About Kintetsu

In Australia

Kintetsu International Express (Oceania) is an ATAS accredited travel agent in Australia, a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. In Australia, we specialise in arranging Corporate and Group Travel for businesses, schools, religious groups and cultural organisations. We have Travel Centres in Sydney and Melbourne serving our Australian customers and offices in Cairns, Gold Coast and Auckland handling Japanese inbound tours. We are also an authorised travel agent to sell Japan Rail Pass and Kintetsu Rail Pass in Australia

In Japan and Worldwide

Kintetsu International belongs to the travel arm of the Kintetsu Group, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate which operates a major Japanese rail system, bus & freight forwarding companies, department stores, restaurants & hotel chains. We have more than 150 offices in Japan and more than 40 overseas offices worldwide. Utilising our global network, we guide our customers to every location around the globe with quality and dependable services.