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December 19, 2020 - March 21, 2021

*dependent on snow conditions

Yukibancho operate one of the biggest snowmobile tour operations in Japan. They accommodate for riders of all abilities and experience, offering everyone the chance to explore the amazing Joetsu Myoko Area.

Enjoy big terrain, long riding time, and breathtaking views!

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Wilderness Adventure

This tour is suited for first time riders and intermediate riders alike who want to discover snowmobiling in Japan. Friendly Guides will provide you with an unforgettable snowmobiling experience through the Okazawa forest no matter what your level.

Tour times: Morning / Lunch / Afternoon
Duration time: 1.5 hours (excl. transportation time)

Adults – ¥19,500
Adults (tandem) – ¥17,500
Children 6-16 (tandem) – ¥10,500

Yukisato Experience

This is a great tour for those wanting to experience more of the beautiful Okazawa area. We will take you further up into the forest where a snowshoeing or Yukiita experience can be enjoyed to take in the amazing scenery. Local beverages and snacks will also be provided.

Tour times: Morning / Afternoon
Duration time: 2.5 hours (excl. transportation time)

Adults – ¥30,000
Adults (tandem) – ¥27,500
Children 6-16 (tandem) – ¥27,500


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  • Ski goggles or Sunglasses
  • Helmet
  • Gloves (Must be 5 fingered for those driving the snowmobiles. Mittens are prohibited for drivers.)
  • Ski wear (jacket and pants)
  • Snowboots (Snowboard boots are allowed, Ski boots are not allowed)

Helmets and boots are available to rent (free of charge) at Yukibancho Rentals in Akakura, Myoko. Gloves, goggles, neck warmers and other accessories are available for purchase at Yukibancho Rentals.

Cameras and other electronic devices are allowed to be carried in a small backpack. Yukibancho Snowmobile Tour is not responsible for any damages to personal belongings.


Transport is provided from the Yukibancho shop at Akakura, and Lotte Arai Resort to the Snowmobile Base in Okazawa. Please advise at time of booking if transport is required.


Address: 585-63,Akakura,Myoko,Nigata,949-2111,JAPAN
TEL: +81-255-70-4177
OPEN: 7:30 to 18:00

For those providing their own transport, the address for the snowmobile base is as below.


Address: 1441-2,Okazawa,Nakagoku,Joetsu City,Niigata,Japan,949-2322
TEL: +81-255-70-4177
OPEN: 8:00 to 17:00


Yukibancho Snowmobile Tours and Myoko Tourism are not responsible for any illness, theft, loss, personal injury (including death) & troubles with third parties.

We also cannot guarantee the snow quality and weather at time of the service. Service may be cancelled or suspended based on our safety policy.

Cancellation may occur due to various circumstances such as weather, condition of snow and machine trouble.

Before the tour, we will ask you to sign this agreement. Thank you for your co-operation.

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