Ski Overview



Going All the Way to Japan Just to Ski?
Access to Japan from the United States is frequent year around: Daily non-stop service to Narita International Airport of Tokyo is available from seven cities of the mainland United States by major US and Japanese airlines. Tokyo, the country's capital, is also the public transportation hub, where bullet trains and many other trains depart to ski areas. On the way to the ski resort is unique experience through the mixture of old and new Japanese culture and technology. more...


Hokkaido is located north most among four main islands of Japan. Unlike other regions of Japan, Hokkaido's open and spacious geography cherishes beautiful natural sceneries and world-class ski resorts with top quality of snow. After the Winter Olympics in 1972 in Sapporo, Hokkaido became a globally known ski resort and developed for skiers from all over the world. Hokkaido is acclaimed elite ski runs and frequently holds International Ski Federation's events. more...


Nagano, the 1998 Winter Olympic venue, is located nearly at the center of Japan. Just within two hours on the world famous bullet train from Tokyo Station, the city of Nagano was developed upon a 1,400-year-old Buddhist temple Zenko-ji, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Japan. As the central city in the midst of Japan's most mountainous region, Nagano is the gateway to many ski areas in Honshu, the Main Island of the country. Nagano also has very rich natural environment nurtured by fresh pure water from the deep mountain snow. more...

Tohoku Tohoku
The Tohoku region located in the northern part of Honshu receives heavy snowfalls and has many resorts scattered across its six prefectures. Tohoku is also rich with a variety of traditional festivals and onsen (hotsprings).
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