Japan's ski resorts typically receive more snow than anywhere else in the world, particularly on the northern-most island of Hokkaido. Along with this unbeatable powder, they also boast some of the world’s best tree skiing, while the mellow terrain means you don’t have to be an expert to ski here.
Like everyone else who’s visited, we’re huge fans of ski holidays in Japan. Particularly powdery, Niseko is the most famous Japanese resort, while Hakuba Valley has the finest alpine skiing. For authentic appeal, Honshu’s smaller resorts are best, and our favourite is the historic village of Nozawa Onsen.
Culture is a huge part of any trip and the lightning-fast bullet trains make it easy to visit Tokyo or Kyoto while you’re here. It goes without saying that the food is fantastic and, from miso soup to katsu curry, it’s far more varied than you can imagine. You’ll also find izakayas (Japanese pubs) and ryokans (traditional inns) in every resort and, whenever we visit, relaxing in the steamy onsens (hot springs) quickly becomes part of our daily après ritual.
Many of our team have skied in Japan and our Product Manager Andrea even grew up there and revisits every winter, so by calling us or requesting a quotation, you're guaranteed advice from someone with personal experience of the resorts and culture.