Season 2022/2023 Update! We are open again!
After a two-year hiatus, the great news is that PM Kishida has announced that the Japanese border will open to independent tourists on October 13th 2022. It is now possible to enter Japan on a tourist visa and to travel independently, without taking a group tour! Skiing and snowboarding in Japan is back on!
Independent tourists comprise all of our customers, so we are delighted by the news. The late announcement has not given us much time to prepare before winter, but we have decided to operate as best we can. We will offer the same four classes of car as before, but sadly far fewer of them than before. This means limited availability, so we recommend booking as early as possible. Given the few cars we have this year, we are imposing a minimum rental period of three (3) days for preseason bookings.
Since there is still some uncertainty, as of today (September 26) we are initially accepting provisional bookings without a deposit. Just check the price and give us your name and dates. We will start taking payments to fully confirm bookings later in the year.
Here is a list of our cars and prices. As a package – the car, its age and condition, how it is equipped, plus the communication and local advice we provide in English – we think they are the best rates in Hakuba.
Winter 22/23 Rates
Five-seat Compact (e.g., Toyota Passo, Honda Fit) (click here for details)
Per 24 hours 7,500
Five-seat SUV (e.g., Subaru Forester, Nissan X-Trail) (click here for details)
Per 24 hours 10,600
Seven-seat Minivan (e.g., Toyota Isis, Subaru Exiga) (click here for details)
Per 24 hours 13,900
Eight-seat Premium People Carrier (exclusively Toyota Alphards) (click here for details)
Per 24 hours 17,200
At present (September 2022), we are only taking bookings for a minimum of 3 (THREE) days. For a shorter rental, or same day rental, please enquire once the winter season starts.
Extended Rental Discounts
10% Discount from the eighth day onwards.
30% Discount from the fifteenth day onwards.
|Car Type||24hrs and Each Extra|
Day (2 to 7 days)
|Each Extra Day|
(8 to 14 days)
|Each Extra Day|
(from 15th day)
Compact for 10 days = 7 days at 7,500, 3 days at 6,750 Total= 72,750 yen
Minivan for 20 days = 7 days at 13,900, 7 days at 12,510, 6 days at 9,730 Total = 243,250 yen
All cars have 4wd, snow tyres, snow wipers, an English sat-nav, ski racks and a drive recorder. All cars are non-smoking and fully valeted before each rental. Rear seats can be folded down to carry extra luggage. All rates include the 10% Japanese consumption tax.