Resource Japanese season lift ticket coupons 2019/2020

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Here is the annual Japanese season lift ticket coupons 2019/2020 thread.

For those who don't know, even though lift tickets are generally cheap in Japan, they also sell discount lift tickets in conjunction with coupons.

There are two types:
- Coupons available from the internet, that are free, and generally have modest discounts, often around 500yen. This may also include coupons with a lunch voucher, generally 1000yen, which combined gives you about 500yen discount or a little more
- Pre-purchase coupons. These can provide either modest (500yen) discounts, or large discounts of up to 35% or more (e.g. 4800yen down to 3000yen). These will often also include multi person, multi resort, or day tickets. If you don't use the coupon, you will lose you money unless you can on sell it to someone.

The "WinterPlus+" coupon stall will be there again in the Tokyo Ski Shop area, in the basement just next to the Sports Paradise entrance. These are pre-purchase coupons, but some are only available to purchase up to December, so each needs to be checked.
If any people are currently around for the Rugby World Cup, but coming back in winter, you can pick up some coupons right now.

Some better deals at Winter Plus+:
- Myoko Akakura Kanko: normal 4800yen, coupon 3000yen
- Myoko Suginohara: normal 4800yen, coupon 3400yen
- Naeba/Kagura joint ticket: normal (1 day lifts, 2 persons) 10,400yen, coupon 6800yen
- Hakuba Happo: normal 5500yen, coupon 4500yen
- Hakuba 47/Goryu: normal 5500yen, coupon 4000yen
- Madarao: normal 5000yen, coupon 3200yen
- Furano: normal 6000yen, coupon 4000yen
- Sapporo Teine, Rusutsu, Tokachi Sahoro 3 mountain, set of 5 tickets: normal 31,000yen, coupon 23,500yen
- Hoishino Resort Tomamu: normal 5900yen, coupon 4500yen

WinterPlus website: (scroll down to the Regions)
https://www.winterplus.jp/
Translated:
https://translate.googleusercontent...700271&usg=ALkJrhiOEqapkRLDZKSputdzmDJzK82mTw

Notes:
- Open the Japanese and translated versions side by side. In some cases, the translation is not quite right. (e.g. If the "name" is more like an English description).
- Some multi mountain lift tickets are not good value (depending on the mountain)
- Read the info CAREFULLY, as they may be kids or seniors coupons
 

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Here is the annual Japanese season lift ticket coupons 2019/2020 thread.

For those who don't know, even though lift tickets are generally cheap in Japan, they also sell discount lift tickets in conjunction with coupons.

There are two types:
- Coupons available from the internet, that are free, and generally have modest discounts, often around 500yen. This may also include coupons with a lunch voucher, generally 1000yen, which combined gives you about 500yen discount or a little more
- Pre-purchase coupons. These can provide either modest (500yen) discounts, or large discounts of up to 35% or more (e.g. 4800yen down to 3000yen). These will often also include multi person, multi resort, or day tickets. If you don't use the coupon, you will lose you money unless you can on sell it to someone.

The "WinterPlus+" coupon stall will be there again in the Tokyo Ski Shop area, in the basement just next to the Sports Paradise entrance. These are pre-purchase coupons, but some are only available to purchase up to December, so each needs to be checked.
If any people are currently around for the Rugby World Cup, but coming back in winter, you can pick up some coupons right now.

Some better deals at Winter Plus+:
- Myoko Akakura Kanko: normal 4800yen, coupon 3000yen
- Myoko Suginohara: normal 4800yen, coupon 3400yen
- Naeba/Kagura joint ticket: normal (1 day lifts, 2 persons) 10,400yen, coupon 6800yen
- Hakuba Happo: normal 5500yen, coupon 4500yen
- Hakuba 47/Goryu: normal 5500yen, coupon 4000yen
- Madarao: normal 5000yen, coupon 3200yen
- Furano: normal 6000yen, coupon 4000yen
- Sapporo Teine, Rusutsu, Tokachi Sahoro 3 mountain, set of 5 tickets: normal 31,000yen, coupon 23,500yen
- Hoishino Resort Tomamu: normal 5900yen, coupon 4500yen

WinterPlus website: (scroll down to the Regions)
https://www.winterplus.jp/
Translated:
https://translate.googleusercontent...700271&usg=ALkJrhiOEqapkRLDZKSputdzmDJzK82mTw

Notes:
- Open the Japanese and translated versions side by side. In some cases, the translation is not quite right. (e.g. If the "name" is more like an English description).
- Some multi mountain lift tickets are not good value (depending on the mountain)
- Read the info CAREFULLY, as they may be kids or seniors coupons
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I'm really surprised you have to do that though....
Ive never bought a coupon other than those sold by resort accommodation
Do they allow you to buy on-line from overseas?
I always thought they were for"locals"
 
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Ive never bought a coupon other than those sold by resort accommodation
Do they allow you to buy on-line from overseas?
I always thought they were for"locals"
Nah ...you can buy from OS . Even Japanese Group-on has deals.

I usually use the snow-navi ones , plus random deals I come across.
 
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interested in the Naeba vouchers.
As an aside, for Naeba this year we used the webket deals, they were discount tickets with 1000¥voucher, just needed to purchase them by 11pm the day before. Worth checking the ticket window before, thats how we discovered they had ladies day twice a week at an even cheaper price than webket. All were upgradable to all mountain for 800¥.
 

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As an aside, for Naeba this year we used the webket deals, they were discount tickets with 1000¥voucher, just needed to purchase them by 11pm the day before. Worth checking the ticket window before, thats how we discovered they had ladies day twice a week at an even cheaper price than webket. All were upgradable to all mountain for 800¥.
Do you need to be staying at the Prince Hotel to get those ?
 

Melskius

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Do you need to be staying at the Prince Hotel to get those
I don't think so. It was just a web site I found when searching Naeba lift tickets. The voucher was for use at Naeba, but there were plenty of options and we were staying there. We just purchased online the night before for next day, then took QR code to ticket office where they gave you the ticket, and you could upgrade to include kagura. As I said earlier, we didn't purchase everyday for me, as ladies day was ¥3500, so cheaper at ticket window, just got hubby one online.

https://www.princehotels.com/en/ski/naeba/webket/
 
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As an aside, for Naeba this year we used the webket deals, they were discount tickets with 1000¥voucher, just needed to purchase them by 11pm the day before. Worth checking the ticket window before, thats how we discovered they had ladies day twice a week at an even cheaper price than webket. All were upgradable to all mountain for 800¥.[/QUOTE
Our first time at Naeba, not staying at prince but across the roadish. Any tips you can offer?
 

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Don't want to derail this thread, I'll keep it brief, my trip reports are on here, and our travels are on youtube 'dale discovers'. Post on Naeba thread, and can answer more.
 

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Happy to see this topic was added for the upcoming season. Below is another option for those in Japan. Similar to Sandy's comments, vouchers are modest to decent discounts. As far as I know these must be purchased in person at any Sports Depo or Alpen (available in Okinawa even), and by December deadlines shown. I'm not sure if they could run out before the deadline.

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Some resorts have a ticket+lunch voucher (usually 1000¥ value) which can be better than advance purchased discount tickets. However, doing a random check of my destinations this season I'm not seeing any of those offers. I am trying to remember where I went last year and bought those combo tickets, but not having any luck checking ticket prices for those areas.

Q - are the lunch+ticket deals typically shown on the resort websites?
 

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Some resorts have a ticket+lunch voucher (usually 1000¥ value) which can be better than advance purchased discount tickets. However, doing a random check of my destinations this season I'm not seeing any of those offers. I am trying to remember where I went last year and bought those combo tickets, but not having any luck checking ticket prices for those areas.

Q - are the lunch+ticket deals typically shown on the resort websites?

Snownavi do these.
But there's one with a brochure you can pick up at some stores in the Tokyo Ski Shop Area (e.g. London Sports), and some expressway road side stops.
I will post some of these when they are available.
 

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Has anyone ever seen discounted tickets for Akakura Onsen & Akakura Kanko combined? I can only see separate tickets, but when we've been there we have used lifts on both sides every day.
 

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Has anyone ever seen discounted tickets for Akakura Onsen & Akakura Kanko combined? I can only see separate tickets, but when we've been there we have used lifts on both sides every day.
I never see discounted combined ticket coupons.
However, SOME can be upgraded, usually for an extra 500yen, but don't count in it.
 
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Has anyone ever seen discounted tickets for Akakura Onsen & Akakura Kanko combined? I can only see separate tickets, but when we've been there we have used lifts on both sides every day.

The combined ticket used to have coupons at the local hotels offering 500 yen discount. Not sure if it will be offered this year.
 
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Never bought lift tickets this way before. What's the usual process? You buy online, they send an email and you claim it at the ticket counter? The snownavi ones are greyed out. Does it mean they are sold out?
 

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Never bought lift tickets this way before. What's the usual process? You buy online, they send an email and you claim it at the ticket counter? The snownavi ones are greyed out. Does it mean they are sold out?
Usually, you CAN buy online, and they send you the ticket vouchers by mail.
The Snownavi ones are not released yet (usually around mid December). They are free, you can printout, or on your smartphone should do it.
 

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Usually, you CAN buy online, and they send you the ticket vouchers by mail.
The Snownavi ones are not released yet (usually around mid December). They are free, you can printout, or on your smartphone should do it.
Oh, so they send by post? Think I may purchase online and mail them to a friend who will be visiting Japan this week (If they even accept foreign credit cards). For SnowNavi, what's the difference between the coupon and advanced ticket?
 

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Oh, so they send by post? Think I may purchase online and mail them to a friend who will be visiting Japan this week (If they even accept foreign credit cards). For SnowNavi, what's the difference between the coupon and advanced ticket?
Advanced ticket is pre bought, line Winter +.
Coupon is free, just print out, but less discount.
 

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Ok, so London Sports has released their coupon brochure (you can get it at the store), but I will do some scans soon, and post details.
Some examples:
Myoko Akakan: Normally 4800yen, save 800yen.
Myoko Suginohara: Normally 4800yen, save 800yen.
Hakuba Tsugaike: Normally 5400yen, save 800yen
Shiga Kogen: Normally 5500yen, save 300yen
Nozawa Onsen: Normally 5200yen, save 500yen
 
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Ok, so I've just bought Winter + prepaid discount tickets for Hakuba.
9 day tickets total, for 36,400yen. Total savings, 11,400yen.
2 x Tsugaike . 4700en each with lunch, save 1700 each
5 x Iwatake. 3400yen each, save 1200yen each
2 x Happo. 4500yen each, save 1000yen each.

Can purchase these Hakuba tickets until 10th Dec.
 
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Ok, some free coupons:
The form: The size is small... you'd fit about 6 of these on an A4 sheet

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You could probably print this whole thing on an A4

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Mountain info on the next post.
 

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I was trying to look for lift prices for Furano while doing some budgeting for my up coming trip and stumbled across "https://www.wamazing.com/snow/resorts/furano" which offered 1-Day Lift coupons for 33% off the usual 6,000 yen.

Now that I have purchased it, I am starting to question the legitimacy :whistle:. It says you need an internet connection on redemption from one of the counters in Kitanomine Gondola Station, and "After confirming all the details, please press the "Redeem Voucher" button at the bottom of the page when using this voucher."

Anyone had any experiences buying from this site and can shed some light on how the redemption works?

P.s. if its legit, the early bird offer ends 6th Dec 2019 for those interested.
 

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Ok, so I've just bought Winter + prepaid discount tickets for Hakuba.
9 day tickets total, for 36,400yen. Total savings, 11,400yen.
2 x Tsugaike . 4700en each with lunch, save 1700 each
5 x Iwatake. 3400yen each, save 1200yen each
2 x Happo. 4500yen each, save 1000yen each.

Can purchase these Hakuba tickets until 10th Dec.

Thanks so much for this! Will the vendor post the lift passes to you? How do you collect them? Thanks!
 

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I was trying to look for lift prices for Furano while doing some budgeting for my up coming trip and stumbled across "https://www.wamazing.com/snow/resorts/furano" which offered 1-Day Lift coupons for 33% off the usual 6,000 yen.

Now that I have purchased it, I am starting to question the legitimacy :whistle:. It says you need an internet connection on redemption from one of the counters in Kitanomine Gondola Station, and "After confirming all the details, please press the "Redeem Voucher" button at the bottom of the page when using this voucher."

Anyone had any experiences buying from this site and can shed some light on how the redemption works?

P.s. if its legit, the early bird offer ends 6th Dec 2019 for those interested.

I bought them yesterday. Also not sure how to use them but I guess I will figure out when I am there.
 

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Thanks so much for this! Will the vendor post the lift passes to you? How do you collect them? Thanks!
I'm not sure if they'll post them. I live in Japan, so 8 bought them direct.
@Born2skii may be able to help, as he's bought tickets and had them sent before
Depends on which website you buy them from. Some ship out paper tickets to a Japanese address, some sell electronic tickets that you then show at the resort ticket office on your smart phone. I've never had a problem using an Aussie credit card, but they won't ship directly to an Aussie address.
 

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You can always contact your hotel and ask if they can be shipped there. I did it for a few guests at Red Warehouse over the years.
 
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Thanks so much for this! Will the vendor post the lift passes to you? How do you collect them? Thanks!

I just got my friend, who was holidaying in Japan, to buy a stack of the passes for me. SnowNavi mails them to a Japanese address. Hotels can normally receive it for you. Unfortunately they didn't accept CC so had to ask the hotel staff if they could COD it. Some hotel counters may reject it because of the large amount of money involved.
 
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I just got my friend who was holidaying in Japan to buy a stack of the passes for me. SnowNavi mails them to a Japanese address. Hotels can normally receive it for you. Unfortunately they didn't accept CC so had to ask the hotel staff if they could COD it. Some hotel counters may reject it because of the large amount of money involved.
Your friend could have gone(maybe) to the Tokyo ski shop area and pick up tickets there, without needing to get them sent.
 
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