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.

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...

Insider’s Guide to Sapporo with Dean Daniels

If you're heading to Niseko, Rusutsu, Kiroro or any other ski resort in the powder paradise of Hokkaido, Japan in the coming months, you'll...

How to pee in a toilet in Japan, a guide for...

Enter the hallowed pristine halls of Japanese ablutions and you may well regress to your potty training days when everything was new and foreign....

The new pod hotel in Niseko modeled on first class plane...

Japan's luxe capsule hotel chain, First Cabin, has opened in Niseko for those wanting a first class experience on an economy budget. The one star...

Singapore’s famous Wolf Burger food truck to launch in Niseko

All your burger dreams just came true in Japan this season. Singapore's gourmet burger brand Wolf Burgers are launching a food truck operation in...

An insider’s ski and travel guide to Niseko, Japan

Niseko is the powder Mecca of an already powder loaded Japan. It is, for many, the first ski resort in the land of the...

10 reasons to ski and snowboard in Nozawa Onsen Japan

You never forget your first time to Nozawa Onsen in Japan. It's not just the bucket loads of deep over the head powder snow...

Is this the best value pass for powder chasers around the...

We get it, your social feeds are flooded with big snow falls in the USA, Canada, Japan and beyond and we know you're losing...

Have some respect! The ultimate etiquette guide to skiing in Japan

We get it, you're on a ski or snowboard holiday, high on powder life and the sheer novelty of all things in 'planet Japan' brings...

Heading to Niseko? Check out Tareesa Straatman’s Insider Guide

Tareesa Straatman is a snowboarder, a really good snowboarder. An examiner and trainer with Australian Professional Snowsports Instructors, she's also the Snowsports director of...

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