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.
Featured Skiing & Winter Sports Destinations
Japan's best winter sports locations
Looking for the best powder snow, the longest runs and miles of backcountry to explore? Look no further than our skiing & winter sports destinations, where we give you the lowdown on Japan's finest resorts.
Love to ski or snowboard? Want endless new runs & terrain? Come to Shiga Kogen, Japan's mega resort
Olympic winter sports resort offering world-class skiing and snowboarding
Mountain onsen resort which played a key role in the history of skiing in Japan
Take a peek at Zao Onsen's "snow monsters"
A fantastic skiing destination in winter and an amazing location for outdoor exploration in summer.