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Awesome Powder Paradise in Tohoku

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22 snow resorts in Aizu, one of the heaviest snowfall regions in Japan

Fukushima Pref. Tourism Promotion Division



Head to Aizu in the north of Japan’s main island of Honshu for powder snow resorts still little known by international skiers and snowboarders. Some of the 22 Aizu ski resorts are on the impressive Mt. Bandai, while others are nearby on Mt. Adatara and also near Lake Inawashiro. The resorts in this area are typically free of crowds and offer affordable accommodation, lift tickets and dining options.


Located in Fukushima Prefecture, Tohoku, the Aizu ski resorts boast some of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan and opportunities to experience authentic Japanese culture.


Visit Tsuruga Castle in Aizu-Wakamatsu to learn about the local history and the samurai lifestyle of days gone by. Stay in a traditional ryokan inn to enjoy Japanese hot springs, cuisine, and lifestyle before and after skiing or snowboarding. Take a look at the accommodation options in the hot spring resort town of Atsushio Onsen, if you would like snow and spas during your ski holiday in Japan.


How to get there


Daytime and overnight buses operate between JR Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal in Tokyo and Aizu-Wakamatsu Station. The one-way trip takes 4.5 hours.


Alternatively, take the JR Tohoku shinkansen from Tokyo to Koriyama Station and transfer to a regular train on the JR Banetsu-sai Line. Get off at Aizu-Wakamatsu Station. The entire trip takes approximately 3 hours.


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