December 19, 2020 - March 21, 2021

*dependent on snow conditions

We are very excited to announce the launch of one of the biggest snowmobile tour operations in Japan! Yukibancho Snowmobile Tours accommodates for riders of all abilities and experience, offering everyone the chance to explore the amazing Joetsu Myoko Area.

Our tours are like no others - bigger terrain, longer riding time, and breathtaking views!


Haneuma Ride

A short but sweet tour around the rice fields of Okazawa. This tour is perfect for first time snowmobile riders. We will teach you the how to's of snowmobiling and then take you around our groomed course with excellent views of Mt Myoko.

Duration time 45 mins (excl. transportation time)

Adult¥10,000 (inclusive tax)¥8,000 (inclusive tax)
Child (6-16yrs)-¥5,000 (inclusive tax)

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)

Adult¥19,500 (inclusive tax)¥17,500 (inclusive tax)
Child (6-16yrs)-¥10,500 (inclusive tax)

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)

Adult¥30,000 (inclusive tax)¥27,500 (inclusive tax)
Child (12-16yrs)-¥27,500 (inclusive tax)

Reservation is required in advanced

There may be late cancellations which do not appear on the website. For the latest information please contact us via email or phone.


Minimum age is 16 years old to operate a snowmobile.
When riding in tandem the minimum agefor a passenger is 6 years old.

About tours 

  • Tours will be guides by our snowmobile instructors at all times.
  • Free riding is only permitted in designated areas allocated by your guide.
  • Please note that tour courses and time may change depending on weather conditions and the skill of the customer.
  • We do not allow customers to bring there own snowmobiles.

*This link will take you to our booking agent page
*Please select date between December 19, 2020 and March 21, 2021


What to bring

  • waterproof jacket and pants
  • waterproof shoes/boots ( ski boots are not permitted)
  • Ski goggles or Sunglasses
  • gloves (5 finger gloves are necessary, mittens are not permitted)
  • Helmet


*numbers are limited please make a reservation in advanced

  • helmet ¥1,000
  • waterproof jacket/pants ¥1,000 per item
  • snow boots ¥1,000
  • goggles (limited size and numbers) ¥1,000


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.

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


Address 585-63, Akakura, Myoko, Nigata, 949-2111, JAPAN
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TEL + 81-255-70-4177
OPEN 8:30〜18:00
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
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TEL 0255-70-4177 or 090-4609-5090
OPEN 9:00〜16:00

*This link will take you to our booking agent page
*Please select date between December 19, 2020 and March 21, 2021


Yukibancho Snowmobile Tours 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. Our 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.