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6 Nights/7 Days of Adventure for Active Groups and Seasoned Skiers

Hokkaido Winter Itinerary

Stay in Hokkaido's beautiful coastal town of Yoichi and gain access to world-famous ski resorts, fresh seafood and locally grown produce.

Here is a sample itinerary for an unforgettable winter holiday.


  • Experience world-famous powder snow at an affordable price
  • Avoid crowds and ski at undiscovered local fields
  • Plenty of local produce, craft beverages, and onsen choices
Day 1Travel from Tokyo or other parts of the world to Yoichi, a snowy wonderland

Yoichi is 80 minutes drive from New Chitose Airport, the gateway to the whole of Hokkaido.

Rent a car at the airport and take a motorway all the way to Yoichi.

▶︎How to get here

Check-in a holiday rental house and relax with local craft drinks or explore the snowy coast to look for local surfers.

Day 2Ski at Kiroro 
Day 3Ski at Niseko
Day 4Ski at Otaru
Day 5

Rest & Visit Nikka whiskey factory 

Take a free factory tour (advanced booking is required) to the famous whiskey factory tour in Yoichi

Day 6Ski at Teine
Day 7Check-out and sightseeing in Otaru

Visit Otaru, a charming tourist spot with old canals and heritage buildings.

Try a big bowl of seafood and ice cream.

After this, go on to your next destination!

*We recommend to arrange multi-day ski/snowboard rental for a smooth trip

*For days 2-6, adjust your schedule based on weather conditions


Enquire Now

Yoichi Holiday is an outdoor expert with local insight. We are ready to help in English and ensure a seamless experience:

  • Provide affordable rental houses, each accommodating up to 7 guests
  • Assistance in itinerary planning/ car rental
  • Assistance in arranging long-term ski and snowboard rentals/guided tours

Send your interests, preferences, and trip details (e.g., duration, group size, activities), and we'll help craft a personalized Hokkaido experience just for you. Customized guided tours are also an option for those seeking full assistance.



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