Japan

From the best ski resorts to what to wear, how to 'onsen', best coffees, insider guides and more. If you're skiing in Japan we've got you covered.

You can rent this entire ski resort in Japan for you...

We need to talk about Togari Onsen Resort. Seriously, we do.  This little cousin to Nozawa Onsen and Madarao Kogen can be seen from the...

8 reasons it’s people, not powder, that makes skiing in Japan...

Every season tens of thousands of skiers and boarders flock to Japan in search of Japan's famous light dry blower powder. But ask anyone who...

Two ski resorts in Japan barely anyone knows about, yet…

The Japan ski season is fast approaching (as if you didn't know). That means blower powder, ramen noodles, late night karaoke and onsen soaking....

Best multi resort guided ski and snowboard tours in Japan

Japan is like a lolly shop for sugar addicts, walk through the door and watch your eyes grow bigger than your head. Where to...

Buy this Japan ski lodge for the price of a Sydney...

Snow changers unite, we've found another lodge that could be yours for a steal, this time in Akakura Onsen in Myoko Kogen in Japan,...

Stay for free at Madarao’s newest ski lodge in Japan

Chances are you've had ski and snowboard friends tell you about Madarao, Japan. Well, those that like to boast anyway. The rest stay quiet...

5 killer package deals to ski and board in Japan this...

It's starting to feel a lot like pre northern ski season as we count the days down until the lifts start turning in Japan....

Gunma, Japan – go, ski/board there before everyone else does!

The Japan skiing of yesteryear - you know, no crowds, cheap lift passes - is not as easy to find now as even five...

Aviation geeks will love this hotel with flight simulator in Japan

Love planes in a slightly obsessive way? Then you will love this hotel near Haneda Airport in Tokyo. The Haneda Excel Hotel is opening the...

Aizu – the Japanese ski region with no crowds. None. Ever.

It's the mythical Japanese ski world that is just starting to get attention as the number one place you need to experience. It's called...

The best Japan resort for family skiing and snowboarding is….

When contemplating a family ski trip to Japan it’s often a game of compromise. Either stay in a resort town for the modern conveniences,...

Qantas launch direct flights Sydney to Sapporo for ski season

Qantas will launch new direct seasonal flights between Sydney and Sapporo, meeting a growing demand from Australians wanting to travel to the popular Japanese...

Skiing and boarding Madarao’s abandoned snow resorts

During the Japan ski boom of the 1980s, the nation's ski resorts were filled with long lift lines, crowded slopes and lots of money....

Tenjindaira, a big mountain Mecca for skiers and boarders in Japan

Over a decade ago I looked up a friend in Tokyo after a trip to Niseko and he suggested I catch the Shinkansen to...

The ultimate guide to buying a ski lodge in Japan

We've all dreamed about buying a ski lodge and moving to Japan to live a life of endless powder, right? With some tips...

One foodie’s dining guide to Akakura Onsen in Myoko Kogen

You go to Japan for the powder, right? Sure, if you can ski or snowboard. Our family ski trip to Myoko Kogen was booked...

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