Best Skiing in Japan
Best for snowfall - Niseko
If the idea of riding waist-deep powder excites you like no tomorrow, Niseko is the Japanese ski resort for you. With an annual average of more than 15 metres of snow, it’s considered one of the world’s ‘snowiest’ ski resorts.
Best for food - Tomamu
After a hard day’s skiing, the selection of buffets and venues serving ramen noodles at Tomamu, Hokkaido, will please.
Best for Apres-Ski - Hakuba Valley
The nightlife is diverse and teeming in Hakuba with traditional izakayas (informal drinking dens), clubs and karaoke bars dotted throughout the region.
Best for family fun - Shiga Kogen
The biggest ski area in Japan is ideal for families thanks to its 21 interlinked resorts available all on the one lift ticket. With the Jigokudani Monkey Park close by (where wild monkeys bathe in hot spring waters), little ones can be kept entertained.
Best for exploring - Mount Naeba
Mount Naeba – Take a ride on the ‘Dragondola’ gondola, which connects neighbouring resorts and ski areas; chill out in a steamy hot spring; or explore the great runs on offer.
Best for having it all - Rusutsu
Family friendly with a dedicated kids’ snow park, accessible runs and plenty of on-snow activities like tubing, Rusutsu caters for all.