With mountains of endless powder snow to discover and over 600 resorts to choose from, Japan is the perfect destination to discover incredible skiing. Whether it’s in Hokkaido, Nagano, Niigata or Tohoku, you’ll find slopes for all skill levels and resorts that provide the perfect base to recharge.
Japan is only 10 hours north of Australia and 2 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time, meaning you can find yourself energised on the slopes in no time, whether that’s with your family cruising the slopes, or with other adventurers at the top of a mountain peak.
Located at the north of Honshu island and spanning six prefectures, Tohoku is a favourite for skiers of all skill levels, with reliable heavy snowfall each season. Off the slopes the region is famous for its rich culture and heritage, hosting traditional festivals and with excellent onsen (hot springs) throughout.
Hokkaido is the powder capital of Japan, the country’s northernmost island and the home to some of its best snow. The region plays host to over 1200 festivals and events including February’s Sapporo Snow Festival, where hundreds of snow and ice sculptures of a grand scale line the streets.