Nozawa Onsen Backcountry Tour with JSA

Make the most of your powder time at Nozawa by hiring a professional mountain guide to safely guide you around Nozawa's backcountry. 

Backcountry tours are the best way to learn about Nozawa and surrounding area stashes and our crew of highly experienced international guides will ensure you have an amazing day!

We keep the group sizes small to maximize the riding time and freshies!

It is best if you have a group with ability levels that are relatively close so we can customize the terrain for you!

Nozawa Guiding and Backcountry


Beginner Tour

This is the perfect introductory tour to the backcountry. Learn how to use the gear and access some easy untracked terrain to master those powder turns in Nozawa.

Intermediate Tour

If you have done some backcountry tours before and want to get away from the crowds to find those secret stashes then look no further.

Beginner Tour

If you looking for a big day of backcountry, have plenty of experience and are a high-level rider, then one of our expert routes is for you.


2017 / 18 Prices

Nozawa Guiding and Backcountry



  • Tours operate from 15th January and 15th March 2018.
  • Tours meet at 08:00
  • Registration is required on the day before the tour
  • Transceiver, Probe and Shovel are included.
  • Snow Shoes + Poles can be hired for ¥1,000
  • Backpack can be hired for ¥1,000
  • Lift Pass & Equipment Hire is not included
  • A moderate level of fitness is required. The fitter your group, the most extensive the touring options.