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.

Why you need to ski Madarao in Japan before everyone else

Let's face it, it's hard to find a ski resort in Japan not filled with Australians. Most times you have to travel further afield...

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...

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,...

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...

Four different resorts for spring skiing in Japan

Japan is known for bucket loads of snow that falls by the metre throughout the season making spring skiing guaranteed. There's so much 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,...

Kate Macdermid’s insider’s guide to skiing in Furano, Japan

Kate Macdermid has run Altitude Physio & Massage in Furano Ski Resort, Japan, for the last three seasons. She's here with her top 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...

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...

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...

The Australian price of powder for all

Are you willing to sacrifice another culture in search of powder? Sam Pullos reveals his beef with the Australian few killing it for everyone. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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