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Best places to ski in Japan

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The snow season in Japan starts in December and usually lasts until April; It is during the month of January when the largest number of people approach ski resorts for skiing, snowboarding, and other snow sports.

Believe it or not, those who love skiing, professionals, and amateurs have Japan as their favorite destination to bring this passion afloat because, in the Japanese archipelago, there are about 600 ski resorts that are very attractive for winter sports lovers. Below are some of the best Japan Ski packages with Travel Plan Ski.


Nagano is located in the middle of the island of Honshu, about 3 hours from Tokyo. It has endless stations that have nothing to envy to those that exist on the island of Hokaido in the north of the country. It is in this area where the most uneven stations are located. Below are some of the skiing resorts in this area

Hakuba Happo-one

They have numerous services, hot springs, routes through some of its incredible natural parks, all in a unique environment.

Madarao, mountain resort

Without a doubt, one of the best destinations to travel with your family. It is also one of the most extensive stations in the Japanese country and with more different types of an itinerary of all levels

Shiga Kogen ski resort

The station with “platinum snow.” It is the highest and most uneven station in the whole country; its high level is no less than 2,397 meters above sea level.

Niseko ski resort in Hokkaido

The Niseko ski resort, called Niseko United, is one of the most visited in Japan, as it is considered one of the best ski resort in the country; international tourists love skiing in it because it is a very wide area, with about 55 km of ski slopes of all levels.

In addition, in Niseko United, there is an excellent night activity, places for the care of children, children’s clubs, ski schools, and a wide and diverse lodging offers.


The Hirafu area is the busiest and where tourists spend the most time, although in general, all of Niseko is a very popular destination among Japanese people traveling as a family.

Rusutsu, in Hokkaido.

Rusutsu, more than a ski slope, is an immense complex that offers ski slopes, a great resort, an amusement park, and an extensive area for snowboarding, with great elevations for this sport.

In total, there are 42 km of ski slopes and 18 lifts, and this area is equipped for professionals and fans of all ages.

In conclusion,

Japan not only has an incredible offer for lovers of white gold, its people, its cuisine, and ultimately, its culture has always been good. Soaking up the Japanese culture is never too much.