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.

Stay in Otaru and ski three resorts in Japan you’ve never...

So you’ve hit up Niseko many times and are now looking to get off the well beaten ski and board track in Japan. Fancy some...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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