The ski season in Japan is such a great time to travel to the Nagano Region of Japan. You will be doing daily yoga and if want to ski or snowboard you will be in heaven. There is also gorgeous snow shoe trails through the white birch forests of the region. For the more adventurous you can also do back country tours with the local mountain guides which get's you into the dramatic wilderness of the mountains.
If you want a balance between relaxation and adventure this retreat will be perfect for you. Join one or more of the daily yoga sessions in the lovely Yoga Studio right next door to your accommodation at Snowball Chalet. Relax by the fire and read a book or chat with the other retreat guests. Ski till your heart is content. Explore the peaceful forests. Soak in the beautiful onsens in the area. It just doesn't get better than this.
Included in the retreat are 3 tours...
Snowball Chalet is a boutique 3-storey cedar chalet nestled high in the Japanese mountain village of Madarao, just 2 hours from Tokyo in the heart of the Japanese Alps. It's been designed to meet your every need for a wonderful retreat, combining rustic wabi-sabi character with all the modern comforts you expect.
Snowball Chalet has a lovely lounge area with designer fireplace, 2 stylish o-furo baths (Japanese style tubs), views to the forest and a flat 1-minute stroll to the ski slopes and hiking trails.
With a focus on comfort, style and good old fashioned mountain hospitality, Snowball Chalet is your quintessential cosy mountain chalet in the heart of the village.
The accommodation at Snowball Chalet is located in the lovely Madarao Mountain Resort. The accommodation is very close to the geographical center of the village and is just a few minutes walk to a really lovely outdoor onsen at the Madarao Kogen Hotel and the village restaurants.
The Chalet itself is located on a quiet street just 5 lodges away from the ski runs and start of some of the snow shoe trails.
Snowball Chalet has beautiful views towards the mountains and looks straight at the canopy of our own gorgeous forest.
The yoga studio is right next door in a brilliant yurt so you don't have far to go for the yoga sessions.
All you need to do is get yourself to Tokyo and we take care of the rest.
We have a number of accommodation options in Tokyo for the first night. The one we normally us is right across the road from Tokyo Station so catch the train from the airport to Tokyo Station and then follow the map to the Super Hotel Lohas Tokyo Station Yaesu-Chuoguchi.
Once at the Hotel meet our fabulous Mountain Retreat Guide who will travel with you for the rest of the tour.