Fantastic winter experiences
Give your skiing holiday a breath of fresh air with these extra-special experiences.
Not only does Japan boast some of the best and most reliable snowfall in the world and a multitude of excellent ski resorts, but it has some of the best apres-ski experiences to be found anywhere. Soak in natural hot spring baths with snow falling all around, tuck in to a bowl of warming nabe stew, take a day trip to see the adorable snow monkeys or try a few craft beers in a slope-side bar.
On the slopes there's even more to keep you busy, from backcountry guides to snowmobiling - even heli-skiing! Browse the experiences below to see how you could make your winter sports holiday the best it can possibly be.
Sapporo snow festival
Magical winter festival surrounding huge snow sculptures several stories high.
Don't miss the famous snow monkeys enjoying bath time at Yudanaka Onsen.
Still not convinced about getting naked? Foot baths are a great way to feel the benefits of natural hot springs.
Experience après-ski that's gloriously Japanese!
Strap on some snowshoes and explore winter scenery at a tranquil pace
Take a break from the Niseko slopes and learn how to build your very own igloo.
Give your legs a rest and let the snowmobile do all the work, providing full throttle fun through Niseko backcountry and woodlands.
Fly across the slopes in an inflatable raft attached to a snowmobile. Sound like fun?
Detach yourself from civilisation for the day with your own expert private backcountry guide.
Ski between snow monsters on the slopes of Mount Zao
Snowshoe & fondue
Snowshoe across pristine white snow, see wild foxes & snow rabbits, eat chocolate fondue served with hot spiced wine. What could be better than that?!
The 1998 Olympic downhill course
Challenge yourself against the world's best with a high speed descent of the Olympic downhill course.