Everything you need to get ready for SASS Japan…



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Already booked your flights? Send your flight information to flights@sassglobaltravel.com.

Want an agent to help book your flights? Contact TK, our Japan travel agent at takashi.sotome@amnet-usa.com .

Under 18 and traveling during Session 1? Click Here for Under-18 Travel Information.

ARRIVE: At Sapporo-New Chitose Airport (CTS) on the first official day of your first session (always a Saturday). Most clients flights arrive in the late afternoon or early evening; included SASS group transfers are available. For clients arriving early, or for non-airport arrivals (e.g. city pick-up, train station, bus, etc), please inquire for custom transfers.

DEPART: From Sapporo-New Chitose Airport (CTS) on the last official day of your final session (also a Saturday). We recommend departing after 1PM to allow for road/weather conditions; included SASS group transfers are available, to travel such distances we recommend to rent your own vehicle using this useful reference. For clients departing late, or for those not going to the airport after check-out (e.g. city drop-off, train station, bus, etc), please inquire.

Additional costs apply to custom transfers. Questions? Email us.


Sign your liability waivers…



Download and print important documents…

2023 Travel Document

Phone numbers, travel tips, what to expect and more. Print it and keep a copy in your carry-on.

Packing List

Everything you need to be prepared and pack for at SASS Japan.

Under-18 Clients – Special Travel Info
2020 Under-18 Travel Document Coming Soon

Additional information for Under-18 clients traveling alone during Session 1.


Consider purchasing travel insurance…

GLOBAL RESCUEWe include basic medical evacuation coverage (at $9.50 USD per day) as a line item on most trip invoices, provided by Global Rescue. It covers up to $250,000 USD in medical evacuation / field rescue (it’s optional – adult clients can waive this by emailing us). But, Global Rescue is not insurance – it does not pay for medical treatment, it only pays for your rescue and medical transport. This evacuation coverage is a “minimum” level and we suggest that you consider adding on a full-featured travel insurance policy below.

TRAVEL INSURANCEWe recommend two providers of travel insurance: Global Rescue Signature by IMG and World Nomads Travel Insurance . Both policies cover medical treatment abroad, lost luggage, rental gear, flight delay-related costs and much more. If you miss days of the program, get injured or can’t attend because of a covered reason, they’ll reimburse you for the days of the program you miss! Note: We’re not insurance agents, so read all policy materials before purchasing. Coverage varies by state/country of residence. 


Reserve your photo package…

Professional photo packages are available at SASS Japan. Hire our longtime professional photographer Ben Girardi to follow you around like a pro. The trees and sheer depth of snow provide spectacular imagery and your experience at SASS Japan will be one you do not want to forget. Read More…



Download WhatsApp to your phone…

We use Whatsapp to help facilitate communication between clients, groups and staff. Download Whatsapp and we’ll send you a link before your trip to connect with other clients in your session.


Still have questions?