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Hakuba 47 Mountain Sports Park

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AMAZING TERRAIN AND PARKS A distinctively Gen Y resort in comparison to the many baby boomers in the Hakuba Valley, Hakuba 47 was born in 1990, and has since risen to prominence as one of the valley’s premier all-season resorts. Its winter scenery is nothing short of magical, with a skyline domi… Read More

Hakuba Goryu

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ROOM FOR EVERYONE Covered in the excellent powder snow of the Northern Japanese Alps, Hakuba Goryu is interconnected with Hakuba 47 next door, created a balanced total of 23 courses for all riders. Its Escal Plaza building is fully equipped with restaurants, rentals, and shops for snow gear and … Read More

Nozawa Onsen Kotsu

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For any transportation needs you may have during your holiday in Nozawa Onsen, call on Nozawa Onsen Kotsu to help you. This local transport company provides a taxi hire service with large cars for those with lots of gear, and they also provide transfer bus services between JR Iiyama station and Noz… Read More

Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort

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The traditional village and world-class ski resort of Nozawa Onsen enjoys its fair share of the finest powder snow Japan has to offer and then some. In fact, Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort tends to keep redefining the meaning of “powder dump” in the eyes of Australian visitors. Around the 1,650-metre sum… Read More

Kagura Ski Resort

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Kagura Ski Resort is a three-in-one resort that covers the areas of Kagura, Mitsumata and Tashiro, not to mention its connection with Naeba Ski Resort via the 5 kilometre long Dragondola. The resort is known for its deep powder due to its high altitude, so it is no surprise that it’s frequented by … Read More

Naeba Ski Resort

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Naeba Ski Resort is a massive ski resort off 200 hectares with the experience of hosting the Alpine Ski World Cup. Within its huge field there are 22 courses as well as three types of kids parks and three gondolas operating. Naeba Ski Resort is a highly versatile ski resort that’s family friendly a… Read More

Tsubara Tsubara

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After a chilly day out on the slopes, there’s nothing better than feasting on a hot, spicy treat. Tsubara Tsubara is a warm, inviting restaurant, delivering the most delicious soup curries that you will ever taste. The restaurant cooks a variety of locally crafted Japanese dishes to cater for every… Read More

Sapporo Ramen Daishin

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Founded in 1985, Sapporo Ramen Daishin celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2016, and has since opened in Kutchan! This restaurant has a lovely rustic interior like a cosy mountain cabin. Since its founding, the business has been passed on through the generations, recipes taught, adapted and beauti… Read More

Coto Bar

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Coto Bar provides the most authentic of Japanese food and beverages, owned and operated by the Japanese – so you know you’re in for a real treat. While they’re not fluent in English, their service is immaculate and their pricing is reasonable for any tourist. Coto Bar serves Japanese home-style … Read More

Hokkaido Resort Liner

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Hokkaido Resort Liner is the largest ski bus operator in Hokkaido, comfortably transporting over 300,000 guests every winter. Travellers have the luxury of syncing their bus and flight networks, so that transport is convenient, and the network passes a range of hotels within Sapporo City, so guests… Read More

Bliss Lodging

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If you’re looking for a resort that offers pristine slopes and serene hot-springs that caters for all; for the grand adventurers, or those preferring to bask in the peaceful, placid way of life, look no further than Bliss Lodging. Bliss Lodging is located on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, … Read More

Kurobe View Hotel

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A perfect marriage of modern architecture and traditional Japanese design creates a fabulous and peaceful atmosphere at Kurobe View Hotel. It’s located in hot springs area in Omachi, and is only 20 minutes by car to Hakuba. Located at the entrance to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Omachi On… Read More

Hotel Keisui

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Hotel Keisui is a majestic hotel located in Oomachi, Nagano and is approximately 3 hours by train from Tokyo. The hotel provides Western and Japanese style accommodation, and you will love the rustic and natural appeal of the hotel. Hotel Keisui has a variety of hot springs including 2 large com… Read More

Madarao Mountain Resort

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Owing to its enviously diverse slopes of icing sugar “Madapow”, Madarao Mountain Resort is a true treasure. Madarao is within 2.5 hours’ reach from Tokyo, with a comfortable bullet train ride to Iiyama Station followed by a short shuttle bus. It’s here skiers and boarders find 31 unique courses wit… Read More

Tangram Madarao Tokyu Resort

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Tangram Madarao Tokyu Resort is the perfect powdered resort located only 90-minutes from Nagano Station, and caters to everyone of all ages and levels between two beautiful hotels. Tangram Ski Circus boasts pure, high quality snow, perfect for beginners and expert skiers. With 15 courses to choose … Read More

Sangoro Onsen Lodge

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Sangoro Onsen Lodge was made for those who believe in ‘more the merrier’! Sangoro Onsen Lodge in Zao Onsen, Yamagata, provides the dream accommodation for large groups travelling with 16 or more people. This is a fully self-contained apartment block with 4 bedrooms, 16 futons (sleeps up to 25 pe… Read More

Oohira Hotel

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With three types of private open air hot spring baths, Jyurouzin, Ebisuten and Daikokuten on offer 24 hours a day freely, you can rest assured that you’ll get to relax to the max after hitting the slopes at Oohira Hotel. Oohira Hotel offers both Western and Japanese style rooms (no smoking is al… Read More

Ryokan Kinosato

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Kinosato is a traditional Japanese accommodation in the centre of Zao Onsen. It is a small, homely ryokan-inn with 22 Japanese style rooms. The real treat at Kinosato is their baths pulled from an all natural sulphuric spring. The inn is located within walking distance to some of Zao Onsen’s ski re… Read More

Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku

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The open air bath at Ryounkaku looks over spectacular views throughout the year and it’s no surprise. This onsen (hot spring) and accommodation are located higher than any others in Hokkaido. Ryounkaku is not only a comfortable hotel but it welcomes day-trippers who come to enjoy their delicious… Read More

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