The best winter sports destinations in Japan

With 85% of the country covered in mountains, Japan has a huge number of ski resorts for you to explore.

Having hosted the Winter Olympics twice, Japan is still a surprisingly undiscovered destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Niseko in Hokkaido has gained a world wide reputation amongst snowboarders in the last decade for its large dumps of perfect powder snow and great backcountry opportunities but there are many other fabulous areas to explore. Here are just a few of our top recommendations.