Ski holidays in Japan
Japan, the land of the Rising Sun, is not exactly the first country you think of for a ski holiday. The land of Sushi, Sake and Samurai also has fantastic ski resorts however! The ski resorts in Japan are spread across the country, and the best ski resorts can easily compete with the top European and North American resorts. Apart from skiing or snowboarding, a visit to for example Tokyo is a great extension of your trip! The most famous ski resorts in Japan are located on the northern island, Hokkaido. Most well-known resorts in Hokkaido are the Furano , Niseko and Rusutso ski resorts. Most other renowned ski resorts in Japan are near the city of Nagano, the province and city where the 1998 Winter Olympics were held. Ski resorts near Nagano are amongst others Hakuba, Shiga Kogen and Nozowa Onsen.