Rising Sun Offers Backcountry Guiding & Mountain Skills Training

Based in Hokkaido, Japan we’re on the doorstep of the best backcountry skiing & snowboarding on the planet.

Rising Sun Guides is a registered Japan Tour & Travel operator (license #3-744)

Welcome to Japan! The land of the rising sun… and of course onsens, culture, cuisine and the deepest, driest snow on the planet. A ski trip to Japan is more than just a ski trip – it’s an adventure into one of the most unique and interesting places in the world. Of course the snow is most likely why you will come and there`s no shortage of that.

Rising Sun is a professional guiding operation that consists of a dedicated team of local and international ski / snowboard guides. We offer exclusive, custom trips to Japan`s best backcountry terrain and look forward to working with you to assemble your unforgettable Japan powder experience.

Lap up lift accessed powder at Hokkaido`s best resorts, explore beyond the ropes with a backcountry tour, take the easy way up with a cat ski / board trip or design a custom multi-day road trip adventure to the island`s hidden gems.

For those who prefer to do it themselves we also offer avalanche courses and top of the line backcountry rental equipment.