Après Ski Activities
We’re confident that school ski trips to Japan offer the most innovative apres options for your group. After all, where else could you top off a visit to Tokyo with a sushi making class, kimono and tea making ceremonies, Taiko drumming and a visit to watch snow monkeys dance about in hot springs?
An ‘onsen’ is a Japanese term for ‘hot springs’, a favourite for locals with most hotels boasting their own male and female pools. Where better to rest aching bodies after a hard day’s skiing than in your own private hot tub?
Snow Monkey Tour
Recommended at the back end of your week (prior to departing the resort) this is one activity considered a ‘must’ in Japan. Journey by bus to Snow Monkey Park to watch the Macague up close and personal bathing in natural hot springs. Don’t forget your camera!
Located in central Nagano, visits to this Temple are coincided with your Shinkansen (bullet train) journey from resort to Tokyo. Both ancient and beautiful, Zengoji is one of the most visited temples in the whole of the country.
Taiko Drumming Session
Taiko drumming is an indigenous part of Japanese culture dating back more than 1400 years. Experience the sounds as your group learns ancient rhythm with time at the end to conduct your own ski trip drumming beat.
Learn to make Sushi
Pizza nights are for Italy as Japan is all about the sushi. A professional chef will teach you how to make hand-rolled sushi for lunch and, of course, you get to sample the end result.
Kimono and Tea Ceremony Tour
Ladies only, unfortunately! Try out the variety of kimono dresses after a teacher guides you through making and tying traditional knots. A tea ceremony will conclude the afternoon.