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There is one simple reason why ski resorts in Japan have become so popular for skiers and boarders – perfect powder snow! You can search the world looking for perfect snow, spend a lot of money and sometimes come back dissatisfied. In Japan, the only thing you crave is sunshine – powder is in plentiful supply.

Japan is full of wonderful cuisine, culture and traditions; combined with modern Japan which features idols, computer games, robots and anime this makes for a unique experience. From sushi, tea ceremonies, onsens and famous ice sculpting festivals through to karaoke, and sake you are sure to leave Japan with new experiences.

SkiJapan offer a range of holiday packages to Niseko, Hakuba, Rusutsu, Furano, Nozawa Onsen, Kiroro, Tomamu, Myoko Kogen, Shiga Kogen, Naeba, Arai, and Madarao and cater to all levels of skiers and snowboarders with a wide choice of accommodation in terms of budget, style and location.

Niseko - One of Japan's Best Ski Resorts


Comprised of 4 interlinked ski resorts – Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and An’nupuri – Niseko is renowned for its consistency and quality of powder snow.

2.5hrs from Chitose Airport
15m+ annual snow fall
30 lifts & 3 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Views of ski resorts in Japan


Host to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, Hakuba is one of Japan’s largest and most renowned alpine resorts. The valley consists of 10 ski resorts, giving an incredible variety of alpine terrain, accommodating everyone from novice to expert.

5hrs from Narita Airport
11m annual snow fall
138 lifts & 5 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Rusutsu - One of the best ski resorts in Japan


Just 40 minutes from Niseko, Rusutsu is a family friendly resort and a powder purist’s dream come true with wide, tree-lined courses to suit all levels.

2hrs from Chitose Airport
12m+ annual snow fall
19 lifts & 4 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Furano is one of the most popular ski resorts in Japan


An ideal destination for families and offers a quieter more relaxed atmosphere than other resorts. Known for its stable weather and bluebird days.

2-2.5 hrs from Chitose Airport
9m annual snow fall
12 lifts, 1 gondola & 1 ropeway
Ski terrain: ○ 40% | □ 40% | ◇ 20%

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Nozawa Onsen - Skiing in Japan

Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen has real character and despite becoming a mecca for keen and apres skiers, it has retained its traditional Japanese charm with more than 13 public hot spring baths that can be used free of charge.

4.5hrs from Narita Airport
11m annual snow fall
18 lifts & 3 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 40% | □ 30% | ◇ 30%

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Kiroro is famous for powder snow - ski resorts in Japan


Two well-appointed international hotels are located at the base of the resort and provide over 400 rooms plus a wide range of restaurants and activities.

2hrs from Chitose Airport
17m+ annual snow fall
8 lifts & 1 gondola
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Ski resorts in Japan - Tomamu


This family friendly, self-contained resort is ideal for beginners and experts alike. Plenty of resort activities to interest those looking for fun off the slopes too.

1.5hrs from Chitose Airport
14m annual snow fall
5 lifts, 1 gondola
Ski terrain: ○ 36% | □ 50% | ◇ 14%

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Traditional ski resort in Japan - Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen

One of Japan’s oldest ski areas and made up of three separate resorts – Myoko Akakura, Myoko Suginohara and Ikenotaira Onsen – and is renowned for some of the best vertical and longest runs of the ski resorts in Japan.

4.5hrs from Narita Airport
13m annual snow fall
40 lifts
Ski terrain: ○ 42% | □ 41% | ◇ 17%

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Shiga Kogen - Ski Resort in Japan - Famous for snow monkeys

Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen is one of Japan’s largest ski areas made up of 18 interlinked ski areas with a smorgasbord of options including beginner slopes, long cruisers, challenging moguls and powder bowls. One of the best ski resorts in Japan.

4.5hrs from Narita Airport
11m annual snow fall
50+ lifts & 4 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 45% | □ 40% | ◇ 15%

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Naeba - Ski resort in Japan


A high quality ski resort in Japan with impressive facilities and services located in the southern area of Yuzawa town in Niigata Prefecture, just 2.5 hours from Tokyo.

3hrs from Narita Airport
6m annual snow fall
10 lifts & 3 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Arai ski resort in Japan


Located on the northern outskirts of the Myoko ski area approx. 2 hours from Tokyo, the Lotte Arai Resort averages a massive 15m of snow each season and offers a variety of terrain set over an impressive 951 metres of vertical descent.

3hrs from Narita Airport
15m annual snow fall
4 lifts & 1 gondola
Ski terrain: ○ 25% | □ 45% | ◇ 30%

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Madarao Ski Resort in Japan


Nestled between Myoko Kogen and Nozawa Onsen, Madarao is a powder hounds paradise offering some very good tree skiing, reasonably steep bowls, and off-piste skiing. An exciting alternative to the big ski resorts in Japan.

3.5hrs from Narita Airport
12m annual snow fall
15 lifts including Tangram
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 35% | ◇ 35%

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APPI Kogen ski resort in Japan

APPI Kogen

Located around 3.5hrs by bullet train and bus is Tohoku’s largest resort of Appi Kogen and is considered one of the best quality ski resorts in Japan. The 282 hectare resort’s north facing slopes keep the snow in top condition throughout the season.

3.5hrs from Haneda Airport
8m annual snow fall
16 lifts
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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