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.

The secret to skiing in Japan is February

With up to seventeen metres of snow a season, there isn't a bad time to ski in Japan. But some months are better than...

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...

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,...

Where to go cat skiing in Japan for first tracks every...

Everyone knows Japan dumps shipping container loads of powder per hour in peak season but not everyone knows that when the chairlift is buried,...

No Facebook friends on a Japowder day

Some days I don't like my friends. These are some days. When they are in Japan drowning in fat fluffy dry snow flakes that...

The snow bros ruining it for all in Japan ski fields

Sarah Harden wrote this opinion piece after a snow holiday in Japan. It’s a powder day, but you don’t need to examine the snow carefully...

Hakuba Valley Japan partners with the Epic Pass

Vail Resorts today announced a long-term alliance with one of Japan’s largest and most renowned mountain regions —Hakuba Valley, located in the northern part...

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...

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...

Is this the coolest yurt accommodation launching in Japan?

Madarao ski resort in Nagano, Japan, will be home to a new luxe yurt this winter with the launch of Snowball Chalet's 'luxury suite'.  Picture...

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...

Insider guide to Otaru Japan and its ski fields

Few have heard of Otaru, the small harbour city in Japan, north west of Sapporo. A city filled with sake distilleries and picturesque canals....

15 Japan snow travel tips, tricks and hacks

Alex Parsons reveals her top 15 hacks to make ski trips in Japan even better. Aussies flock to Japan's famous powder snow. I do. You...

A ski edit from Japan with a difference

You know those extreme ski videos filled with ski pros acting all uber cool and skiing stuff the average person couldn't even get to?...

Eat, ski, shrine, repeat – from Nagano to Kanazawa in Japan

For those already planning out their next Japan adventure (when it's safe to return once again) consider the city of Nagano and the resorts...

Insider’s guide to skiing in Myoko Kogen, Japan

Nic Klar has been living in Myoko Kogen since 2003, running Destination Myoko Kogen and, more recently, Red Warehouse Myoko. He gives us the...

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