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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.

Volcano erupts near Japanese ski resort, avalanche claims life

Skiers at Kusatsu-Shirane in Gunmo Prefecture on Japan's main island have been injured from a volcanic eruption and resulting avalanche that has caused at least...

Nom, nom, nom, six of the best ski town dishes around...

Six countries, six must eat ski town foods. From sweet to savoury, gooey to chewy, there’s nothing quite like a post-snow day treat, no matter...

Singapore Airlines to Tokyo and London just got a whole lot...

Skiing in Japan or europe this northern winter? Wait till you see what Singapore Airlines is doing to their Boeing 777-300ER cabins. Customers flying on...

Backcountry Hakuba with Steve Lee – and two Everest legends

Fresh powder snow. It’s the mystical magic gift of nature that many seasoned skiers and boarders dream of. The reality however is that genuine...

Insider guide to Niseko, Japan with Darren Teasdale

Darren Teasdale has been working in Niseko for nine winter seasons and has run Niseko Photography for four years. He gives us some true local...

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...

The coolest experiences for families skiing in Hakuba Valley

If your family loves skiing and snowboarding, then you'll love Hakuba Valley in Japan. One of the country's most popular ski areas, it's the...

6 reasons you need Japan’s Minakami Onsen town in your ski...

It's the endless question every skier and snowboarder has, running through their minds when they're planning a mountain trip: how many resorts can I...

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...

Onsen etiquette when skiing in Japan

How to act like a local when bathing in Japan's mineral onsens.  There's so much to love about skiing in Japan. Big powder. Big mountains....

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....

An ode to Japan’s mega December snowfall to make you salivate

Japan must have been doing something right recently because they sure as hell have been rewarded with record snowfalls of metres, yes multiple metres,...

The A to Z of winter in Japan for first timers...

Planning to ski and snowboard Japan? You'll need our guide - the A to Z to the land of bottomless powder, extreme politeness, culinary delights,...

The best Aomori spring adventure for skiers and boarders

Located in the northernmost part of Japan’s main island of Honshu, Aomori Prefecture has a longer winter than other parts of Japan, followed by...

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....

Nozawa, the prettiest ski village in all the ancient lands of...

Contributor, Alex Parsons, reveals her snowmance with Nozawa Onsen, her Shinto home. I first visited Nozawa Onsen in Japan in February 2013 with my father...

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