Ever wanted to ski in Japan? Japan is famous the world over for its first-class ski and snowboard resorts offering high-quality powder snow, beautiful scenery and relaxing hot springs. Whether it's in Hokkaido, Yamagata, Niigata or Nagano, you'll be able to find slopes for all skill levels and resorts that provide the perfect base to recharge.
In this passage, we would like to introduce the top 10 best ski and snowboarding resorts for powder snow in Japan.
Let's discover great ski and snowboard holidays to Japan this winter!
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5) Gala Yuzawa(ガーラ湯沢): Niigata Prefecture
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Yuzawa (湯沢町) is a town located in Minamiuonuma District, Niigata Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region. Gala Yuwaza is a ski resort with 15 runs and nine lifts. Gala Yuwaza has a respectable dining area and a spa (Onsen & unisex swimming pool, so take your bathing suit) for soaking after skiing. Just come to Gala empty handed and enjoy playing in the snow!
Address: Aza Kayabira 1039-2, Oozawa Yuzawa, Yuzawa-cho Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata 949-6101
4) Nozawa Onsen(野沢温泉): Nagano Prefecture
Nozawa Onsen(野沢温泉) Snow Resort is a skiing venue located in Nozawa onsen in Nagano prefecture. Nozawa Onsen is a large ski area that opened over 20 years ago. Covering 297 hectares (730 acres), the southern part of the resort was used for biathlon competitions at the 1998 Winter Olympics. The abundance of 100% natural, high-quality powder snow allows you to enjoy skiing well into early May!
Address: 7653 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture 389-2502
3) Sapporo Teine(サッポロテイネ): Hokkaido Prefecture
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Sapporo Teine(サッポロテイネ) is a recreational center in Teine-ku, Sapporo in Hokkaido Prefecture. In 1972, Mt. Teine was the site of the first Winter Olympic Games in Asia and hosted the giant slalom and slalom events in alpine skiing. Dynamic, challenging, and exhilarating, the Highland Zone will enchant you with its spectacular views from the summit.
Looking down on the city of Sapporo with its 1,950,000 people and Ishikari Bay, the course is so long that it seems you could ride it all the way into the city.
Address: 593 Teine-Honcho Teine-ku Sapporo Hokkaido 006-0029
2) Kiroro(キロロ): Hokkaido Prefecture
Kiroro(キロロ) is a town located in Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido Prefecture. Kiroro Ski Resort is a place for people who carve a different path. Uncompromised, unspoiled and undiscovered. Kiroro is Five Star snow and lush summer forests in pristine Japanese wilderness. In Kiroro, the winter valleys are the snowiest on earth and the best place to experience powder snow!
Address: 128-1 Aza-Tokiwa, Akaigawa-mura, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido 046-0593
1) Niseko(ニセコ): Hokkaido Prefecture
Niseko(ニセコ) is a town located in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido Prefecture. There is famous for a wider area of ski resorts encompassing Hokkaido's Mount Yōtei(羊蹄山), often referred to as the "Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido", and Annupuri ranges. With its rich variety of terrain and beautiful winter woods, Niseko offers an unforgettable experience for all levels of skier/snowborder!
Address: 485 Aza Niseko, niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1511
Experience the wonders of a Japanese winter with skiing & snowboarding in Japan holiday! Be sure to read part 1!