Japan is a world class ski and snowboard destination with abundant, high quality snow, beautiful scenery and relaxing hot springs. There are over 500 ski resorts across Japan from the northern island of Hokkaido to the southern main island of Kyushu, which vary in size from large resorts with dozens of runs to small one-lift slopes.
- Japan has some of the world’s deepest, lightest powder snow. Winds that blow from Siberia dump huge quantities of snow along the west coast of Japan. With annual snowfalls of up to 18 metres!
- With over 500 ski resorts, you will find what you love no matter if you’re looking for extreme powder, untouched backcountry, perfectly groomed slopes, or huge snow parks! Night skiing is very popular in Japan. Night skiing on deserted, knee deep powder covered runs after a day of snowfall is an exhilarating experience!
- Japanese ski resorts offer hearty servings of pork ramen, Japanese curry and delicious tempura.
- Japan is a mountainous, volcanic stretch of islands and all this geothermal activity results in an abundance of hot springs, or onsens. After a day in the snow, lie back and unwind in an outdoor onsen, soaking in the spectacular scenery.