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Our international team of professional Ski and Snowboard instructors can help you improve your style and skills.

The Original Snow Country of Japan

The snow country region (Minakami, Yuzawa and Nozawa) is easy to access whether you plan to come for a day trip, overnight, or a holiday.

Our team can work with you to create the best experience to suit your needs and enjoy your time on snow!

2020-21 winter bookings

available from

1st October 2020

Please contact us at snowsports@canyons.jp
send request from our web booking form


Hodaigi & nearby resorts

We offer personalised private lessons at Hodaigi and other resorts within the Minakami Area. Hodaigi has light snow and mellow slopes which are ideal for learning snowsports! Also a great area for our Winter Outdoor Educational Trips!

From Tokyo access Minakami (141 kms) in approximately 2 hours by car or bullet train and bus.

Learn more about Hodaigi Ski Resort or our Winter Kids Camps


Accessible within 1.5 hrs from central Tokyo by Shinkansen, Resorts in Yuzawa area has the easiest access in Japan.

We offer Group Lessons at GALA and Private lessons at GALA, NASPA, Kandatsu and also other resorts within Yuzawa town.

GALA Yuzawa Snow Resort

GALA is a ideal resort for beginners and is the only resort with direct Shinkansen access to it’s ski center.

It only takes 77 minutes from Tokyo, making your snow experience easier than ever!

Learn more about GALA Yuzawa

NASPA Ski Garden

NASPA Ski Garden is a resort exclusive to skiers!

It has NASPA New Otani Hotel adjacent to the slopes, making it perfect place for your family vacation.

Learn more about NASPA Ski Garden



Accessible within 4 hrs by shinkansen+bus from Central Tokyo or 5 hrs using direct shuttle from Narita/Haneda Airport, Nozawa Onsen will promise you an ultimate ski experience with combination of traditional Japanese hot spring village and one of the largest ski areas in snowcountry region.

Learn more about Nozawa Onsen


One of the biggest ski areas in Japan with snowfall always in top 5, the resorts of Myoko offer a huge variety of terrain for beginners to backcountry enthusiasts. A large number of accommodations and restaurants makes Myoko a great choice for families or groups of friends.

Learn more about Myoko


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2022 Spring Tours

As the cherry blossoms bloom the snow starts to melt and the rivers are slowly rising. The start of the green season adventures is just around the corner!