Geto Kogen
Ski and Snowboard

Geto Kogen's Best
Deals and Packages

Let our team of Japan Specialists find you the best deals available for your next Geto Kogen holiday. We can create a package to suit your taste and budget. Mint Tours is a full-service travel agent, so we are able to take care of your flights, accommodation, transfers, rentals, lift tickets, insurance, stopovers and any other arrangements for your trip.



Geto Kogen is a powder paradise. Located to the west of central Kitakami city in the south-western region of Iwate Prefecture. Uniquely positioned in a relatively narrow section of the Northern Japanese Alps, Geto enjoys heavy, and heavily concentrated falls. There are less ranges for the snow to be spread out over and Geto regularly tops the Japanese snow depth charts. Bowl-shaped, Geto Kogen also catches windblown snow from the nearby peaks, and creates a ‘powder pocket’ for our enjoyment. Geto Kogen is still a secret to many, but famous among those who know it for offering some of the best tree riding in Japan. The tree runs are all on the trail map, in-bounds and readily accessible. That combines with some of the most consistent and regular snow in all of Honshu.

While there might not be many accommodation options, there is something to suit most budgets, from dorm beds on-mountain, through to great value Ryokans just just a short drive away.

Join a guided ski and snowboard tour to Geto Kogen. Our flexible itinerary, small group of 6 and private transport ensures that you’ll be riding at the best resort on the day. Your expert guide will keep a sharp eye on the weather and select the best resort to ride each day. The mountainous areas of Tohoku are covered in deep snow from December to May and are home to over 15 ski resorts. To the northwest, Appi Kogen is one of Japan’s most famous ski areas due to its Hokkaido-like dry powder snow and wide open pistes. Geto Kogen Ski Resort in the west, is a real gem and boasts heavy snowfalls, a relaxed off-piste policy and fewer crowds compared to the rest of Honshu. Then in between, there’s the true ‘secret spots’ of Tohoku that we’ll leave off the list until we see you on the tour! View our Appi Kogen Tours HERE


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