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Holiday Destinations in Japan

Japan may be a small country, but there are hundreds of destinations that offer more than you could imagine. From nature-rich and quiet regional towns where you can experience traditional Japan, to the fast-paced and bright metropolitan cities bustling with people and technology, begin to explore Japan right here.

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RUSUTSU

January and February see Rusutsu’s Side Country Park come to life, with all sorts of ungroomed fun to be had within the west mountain’s tree run. In one of the many other tree run areas or on the groomers, the resort’s school ensures everybody can improve their skills. Guides can show off local spo… Read More

ZAO ONSEN

This traditional ski resort reigns supreme in Japan The historic hot spring town of Zao Onsen lies within the Zao Mountain Range, an impressive cluster of stratovolcanoes 40 minutes from Yamagata City. Legend has it that a wounded warrior stumbled upon the first spring-head in the area after a b… Read More

HAKUBA VALLEY

√ More than ten metres a season of the best powder you've never seen √ Amazing backcountry, hot springs and local dining and drinking √ International resort night life with great English tours and lessons Nine powder-rich resorts. One pass, a tap-and-go ticket gate system. The Hakuba Valley ju… Read More

TOKYO

The largest city in the world by population, Greater Tokyo sprawls as far as the eye can see from the skyscrapers of Shinjuku, towards the silhouette of Mount Fuji on the horizon. One of the most iconic of these skyscrapers is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building; designed to resemble a gi… Read More

FURANO

√  Full-service outdoor playground √  Lower humidity means even drier powder snow √  Authentic local culture and hospitality Winter guests visit the city of Furano for skiing and snowboarding, both locally and nearby at backcountry spots and other resorts around the Hokkaido Powder Belt. Small… Read More

OMACHI

Enjoy the finer things in a hot spring town on Hakuba’s doorstep Just 40 minutes from Hakuba, Omachi is local to the ski resorts of Kashimayari Sports Village and Jiigatake. Its hot spring area of Omachi Onsenky is set in deep forest, and skiers and snowboarders overnight here from Hakuba to enj… Read More

OTARU

Snowed under in Hokkaido A seafood lover's paradise near Sapporo, steeped in historic charm A VISIT to Otaru is a trip back in time to nineteenth-century Japan. Beautifully maintained European heritage buildings constructed during this era still line its picturesque canal district, and on the i… Read More

KATASHINA VILLAGE

Ski holidays in Japan has become a staple menu item of Australian travellers, but there are still many undiscovered places around Japan. One of these hidden gems go by the name of Katashina Village. This place is tucked away in Gunma Prefecture, just under two hours from Tokyo city. Katashina V… Read More

TOKACHIDAKE

For hungry riders on a raw powder diet Tokachidake is nature in the Hokkaido Powder Belt 'as is'. There are no lifts, no groomed runs, and no crowds; just pure powder to be enjoyed. The area consists of Tokachidake, a 2,077-metre volcano, and Tokachidake Onsen, a hot spring village dotted with w… Read More

SHIBU ONSEN

The neighbouring town to the snow monkey park, full of charm and tradition Shibu Onsen is a quaint hot spring town in Nagano Prefecture that opens up behind a curtain of steam, revealing traditions and architecture of years passed, still standing tall and proud. The town's original spring-head w… Read More

SHIGA KOGEN

Shiga Kogen √ Japan's biggest ski resort area √ Hot spring heaven √ Snow Monkeys AND Snow Monsters Shiga Kogen is the collection of one of Japan’s largest ski resorts and hiking spots, conveniently located within the Joshin-etsu Kogen National Park, in the Nagano Prefecture. Shiga Kogen are… Read More

TAISETSU

Asahikawa City Great local resorts, after-ski entertainment and attractions Taisetsu* is a collection of magnificent mountains that form the central highlands of Hokkaido, and here you’ll find the largest national park in the country known as the Daisetsuzan National Park*. With mountains of … Read More

NAGANO CITY

Overview Nagano City has been a storied gateway for pilgrims en route to the iconic 1,400-year-old Buddhist temple, Zenko-ji for in excess of a millennium. However, the rest of the city offers so much more to the modern visitor. In the years following the successful 1998 Winter Olympics, host… Read More

KANDA-OGAWA

Kanda-Ogawa - where skiers can shop till they drop! Kanda-ogawa is located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo - just 10 minutes from Japan’s electric city, Akihabara. Kanda-ogawa is known as the number 1 sporting goods shopping district in Tokyo, if not in Japan! The town has been around since Japa… Read More

MADARAO KOGEN

√ Two interconnected resorts famous for deep 'Madapow' √ Amazing tree runs, natural bowls, jumps and half-pipe √ Ski-in, ski-out accommodation with delicious local dining Madarao Kogen is an all-season alpine resort in the far north of Nagano Prefecture, with magnificent views to the Sea of Ja… Read More

NOZAWA ONSEN

√  Deep powder resort with a vast slope area √  Grand samurai-era bathhouses and inns √  Traditional hot spring healing destination The quaint village of Nozawa Onsen has long been known beyond the shores of Japan as a winter destination. The deep powder, great resort facilities and the fact t… Read More

Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU

Stay a while and explore Hokkaido from Hoshino Resorts Tomamu G'Day Japan! exclusive deal, saving up to 80%! Limited time only! A great snow holiday area in its own right, Tomamu is a convenient base for visiting Furano, Sahoro and Kamui, and enjoying the best of the Central Hokkaido region. … Read More

ECHIGO-YUZAWA

√ Prime location for enormous powder dumps √ Filled with traditional snow country charm √ Just 77 minutes from Tokyo on the bullet train Indulge in the snow, the food and the hot springs of Echigo-Yuzawa! If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for a snow holiday in Japan, look no further tha… Read More

NISEKO

√  Vast quantities of Japan's best powder √  World-class facilities √  Loads of after-ski entertainment What is it that makes the snow holiday experience at Niseko so addictive? Is it the free and easy off-piste policy? The nightlife? The parks, schools and variety of snow activities to choose… Read More

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