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.

Central Hokkaido – why it’s your first Japowder stop when borders...

There's nowhere in the world quite like Japan for the powder life, and the north island of Hokkaido is the powder capital with 18...

Niseko and beyond, a guide to the powder ski capitals of...

Picture this. The international borders are open, you've got limited time and you want the best powder experience money can buy. You've come to the...

Gunma, Japan – the ultimate onsen destination for après ski soaking

For serious powder snow lovers who want an authentic Japanese experience, Gunma is a must-ski stop with big mountains yet to be discovered by...

What it’s really like to be an Aussie “stuck” in Madarao...

Australian software developer, Dan Solo, first discovered Japan's infamous powder back in 1997 and has been snowboarding across the country every northern winter since. Dan...

Tenjindaira: Japan’s “sky god treasure room” for big mountain skiers

I first heard mention of Tenjindaira from an Aussie friend living in Niseko. It was just a quick aside but something in the way he...

What it’s really like to be a foreigner stuck in Niseko...

Australian childcare worker, Bec Tonks, 31, first took up snowboarding in the southern winter of 2018 and was hooked. By February 2019 she’d taken...

Japan’s best family ski holiday deal for Aussies and Kiwis

We know you're itching to get booking your next Japanese getaway for next season when travel bans will hopefully have lifted, and we know...

Chisenupuri bubble chairs up for grabs, a piece of Japan ski...

The crew at Hokkaido Backcountry Club have, since 2016, been operating cat skiing from the currently defunct Chisenupuri ski resort 15 minutes outside of...

The coolest ski apartments now for sale in Madarao, Japan

Dreaming of skiing or riding powder in Japan? We've got the inside track on a new apartment development in the coolest ski village in...

15 culture shocks that zapped me on my first ski trip...

Japan’s ski and snowboard scene launches cultural double-whammies at you at every turn. From hot coffee in a can to slope side vending machines. By...

Three “hidden” ski resorts of Tohoku Japan to put on your...

Winter by winter, Australian skiers’ and snowboarders’ untracked-Japow addiction snowballs. So far, most of us get our hit from the big-shot destinations – Hakuba...

Ani, the deep powder resort in Japan you’ll have all to...

Until recently I’d never heard of Ani (not many people have) in Japan. Located up in the wilds of Akita Prefecture on the main...

How to ski powder in Japan – tips from an instructor...

Powder. You love it or you hate it. You’re either cutting through waist-deep snow, hollering as you get the deepest turns of your life....

There’s a ski pass in Japan that covers 21 ski resorts…

We've found the best value multi resort lift pass offer in Japan and it includes some of the country's best powder snow fields. The Shinetsu...

Aman Resorts to open wellness inspired hotel in Niseko

Niseko has officially become an uber luxe destination with the launch of the Park Hyatt this season and now the officianados of style, Aman...

16 things to know before your first or fiftieth ski and...

There's never enough time, space, blog posts to reveal all you need to know about Japan. Sometimes you've just got to go and figure...

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