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Ryokan Sensyoen

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Ryokan Sensyoen is a modernised ryokan (Japanese style inn) that has been operating since the late 1930’s in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. There are two buildings that make up this lovely accommodation; the main building and the annex, which is a four-storey building. The whole property is design… Read More

Bar Barunba

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Niseko is very well known for their magnificent ski slopes and resorts, for their serene, atmospheric hot springs and Japanese baths, and for their mouth-watering restaurants and divine bars. Niseko is the perfect getaway where tourists have access to a range of sight-seeing activities and expe… Read More

Niseko Mt.Resort Grand HIRAFU

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Niseko Mt.Resort Grand HIRAFU is the largest resort in Niseko and enjoys the greater volume of the 1,308-metre Mount Niseko Annupri. The resort affords skiers the choice of thirty unique courses, nine of which stretch beyond a kilometre and one lengthy 5.6-kilometre cruise. Along these courses,… Read More

Goto Sumio Museum

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For all appreciators of art, creativity, history and Japanese culture, Goto Sumio Museum is the finest exhibition one can visit in Japan. Famous artist Sumio Goto, is a leading influential Japanese illustrator and master of Nihonga, and the gallery showcases over 130 pieces of his talented work… Read More

AN Dining Cafe & Bar

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An Dining offers a special monthly menu carefully curated by head chef and owner Shinichi Maeda and his array of locally sourced and seasonally selected produce. Along with multiple fine dining, café and bar options, An Dining accommodates a wide range of dietary requirements including veget… Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; OTARU

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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 inside, yield m… Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; BIFUKA

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Hidden gem to the north of Asahikawa BIFUKA is a picturesque rural town of Hokkaido's northern 'Dōhoku' region, located some 95 kilometres from Asahikawa on the JR Sōya Main Line. Its neighbour of Nayoro is some 80 kilometres from this central Hokkaido transport hub, and together, they form an… Read More

Kamui Ski Links

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DISCOVER MORE Kamui enjoys an average of eight metres of dream-like powder snow a season, and sheltered inland, is known for its brilliant blue skies in winter. Lift passes are also very reasonably priced here, and there's a course for everyone - as well as plenty of great snow activities - … Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; ASHIBETSU

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Nature up a notch, in the heart of Hokkaido   LOCAL farmland around Furano is famous for its prime produce, and one of these farming districts is the city of Ashibetsu. With 89% of its land area composed of lush forests, it is filled with the fresh atmosphere of alpine countryside, enc… Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; TOKACHIDAKE

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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 d… Read More

Furano Ski Resort

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PURE POWDER PLEASURE Furano receives an average of some seven metres of the lightest, driest powder there is to be enjoyed in Japan every winter. It is essentially a drier version of the bounty that hits resorts closer to the Hokkaido coast, due to the lower humidity levels inland, where tempe… Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; FURANO

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> 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 Hok… Read More

Rusutsu Resort

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HOME OF POWDER SNOW   Rusutsu Resort is Hokkaido's number one for sheer size, with an enormous network of 37 courses over three mountains. They include terrain from double black diamond to beginner, and just 90 minutes from New Chitose Airport, the resort averages over 13 metres of f… Read More

NISEKO-CHO AND KONBU ONSEN

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Hot spring heaven around the corner from Niseko @JNTO NISEKO still has a few secrets up its sleeve, and one of these is Niseko-chō, or the Niseko town district. Set within the forests and rivers of the lush Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park, it is naturally abundant, and a po… Read More

STAY IN THE HOSHINO RESORTS IN HOKKAIDO

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Stay in Tomamu and Asahikawa,  and enjoy the best of Central Hokkaido! Great snow holiday areas in their own right, Tomamu and Asahikawa are also convenient bases for visiting Furano, Sahoro and Kamui, and enjoying the best of the Central Hokkaido region. This area is famous for even drier, fin… Read More

STAY IN THE HOSHINO RESORTS IN HOKKAIDO

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STAY IN THE HOSHINO RESORTS ASAHIKAWA GRAND HOTEL FOR THE PERFECT CENTRAL HOKKAIDO WINTER HOLIDAY BASE The Hoshino Resorts Asahikawa Grand Hotel is a stylish landmark of Central Hokkaido's major city. Its lobby and entrance was designed in a luxurious European period fashion by John Edison, gre… Read More

STAY IN THE HOSHINO RESORTS IN HOKKAIDO

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Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU www.snowtomamu.jp/winter/en/ 079-2204 Nakatomamu, Shimukappu-mura, Yufutsu-gun 2+81-167-58-1111 Days 9:00-16:00, Nights 16:00-18:00, 16:00-19:00 (Fri-Sun, Holiday) Travelling times to Hoshino Resorts New Chitose Airport: 1 hr 30 min (car), Asahikawa Airport: 3 hrs (car) … Read More

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