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.

Matt Mckenna gives us his Insider Guide to Niseko

Matt Mckenna has been going to Niseko every winter for the last five years - and he has great insight into exactly where to...

Over 80% of Japan’s Airbnb properties disappear overnight

If you're looking for Airbnb accommodation on your next Japan ski and snowboard trip then your search just got a little harder. The home...

5 reasons you should ski and board Japan’s Nozawa Onsen in...

It's November, and you know what that means. Ski resorts all over the Northern Hemisphere start getting plenty of snowfall. They post photos on Facebook,...

Snowboard guides for chicks in Japan and New Zealand

Fiona Duncan is a snowboard adventure guide with MINT TOURS in Japan and New Zealand. She's also a pilates instructor and surf coach. This...

Living in Niseko: The things I wish I’d packed

I'm a planner. Before even deciding to move to Niseko for the winter, I'd started looking into packing guides for Japan. What to squeeze...

Big mountains, big luxury: Japan’s best-kept secret resort

Japan's newest ski resort combines big mountain free ride skiing and snowboarding with ski in ski out luxury not far from Tokyo.  Lotte Arai resort...

New ‘old’ ski resort to open in Japan in December

Arai Mountain Resort and Spa closed down in 2006 after fifteen years of operating. Now, thanks to a multi million dollar overhaul the resort...

All you need to know about Japan’s new Lotte Arai ski...

Be safe, they said. Every Japanese person I told I was going to Arai had the same words. Stay safe, be safe, go safe....

9 must have apps to make your Japan ski trip even...

Planet Japan, that crazy nation that blows your senses apart and rebuilds them in a kaleidoscope of colour conflict - vending machines that sell...

Why Niseko Village is the place to be this northern winter

With ski season fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, YTL Hotels has announced it will be opening its new KASARA Niseko Village Townhouse and...

Insider guide to snow travel in Furano, Japan

Morven Grant and Andy Walker work with guiding legend and owner John Morrell at Alpine Backcountry Rentals and Alpine Backcountry Guides and are based in Furano, Hokkaido,...

The Snow Chasers guide to Nozawa Onsen snow resort in Japan

Jen and Mick, a.k.a The Snow Chasers, hit up Nozawa Onsen in Japan last season. This is their guide to Japan's most authentic feudal...

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...

Niseko – the second coming

If you visited Niseko in the past decade you would have found a very different ski town to what you find now. How Niseko...

8 luxe ski hotels in Niseko Japan

So you’re going to Niseko for a ski holiday. The land of delicious ramen, fancy Japanese toilets and the most snow that you’ll ever...

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...

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