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Japan Ski holidays with House of Travel

Why choose Japan?

While the Europeans have their addictive après ski scene, the Japanese boast natural hot springs - arguably the best way to soothe ski aches. Resorts offer an authentic Japanese experience as well as family-friendly accommodation and English-speaking staff. Powder wise, Japanese snow is often referred to as JAPOW, because it’s light, dry, and there’s plenty of it. 

snowflake Light, dry powder

snowflake Home to Niseko one of the snowiest resorts in the world with an enviable 16 m (52ft) of snow

snowflake Lack of altitude and jet lag

snowflake Closest country to fly to for the Northern Hemisphere ski season

snowflake Culture, stunning scenery and amazing food

snowflake Stopover options to explore with Tokyo, Sapporo, Osaka, and Kyoto



Hakuba Ski resort Honshu with House of Travel
Hakuba incorporates three linked resorts: Hakuba 47, Goryu and Happo One, with more further afield. There are 137km of pistes and 200+ courses. Kids’ group ski lessons are easy to find, English is widely spoken, and it's particularly well suited for beginners and intermediates.

Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen ski resort Honshu with House of Travel
Somewhat a hidden gem, an authentic Japanese experience awaits. Relatively untouched by Westerners, Myoko Kogen is made up of several ski resorts (linked by shuttle bus) and Japanese onsens. Rich in history, the resort enjoys tree slopes, off-piste, beginner runs and long vertical. 
Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen ski resort Honshu with House of Travel
The snow is only half of it. Nozawa Onsen is both a hot spring and a ski region. As one of the oldest ski resorts in Japan, the cobblestone village with its ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) are as popular as the abundance of snow.


Funaro ski resort Hokkaido with House of Travel
The all-rounder, with ski and snowboarding for all abilities, the celebrated long-groomed runs accommodate both beginners and experts. Quality off-piste terrain attracts advanced riders, while backcountry trips to Asahidak, and day trips to both Kamui and Tomamu, are also easy add-ons.

Niseko ski resort Hokkaido with House of Travel
Stands apart for its consistently ample snow dumps, averaging 15 metres of the lightest and driest powder every season. It’s also family-friendly, with in-accommodation babysitting and children’s ski lessons. Accommodation suits every budget, from pension (bed and breakfast style) to luxurious apartments.

Rusutsu ski resort Hokkaido with House of Travel
A quiet, fun and often overlooked resort with lots of groomed runs and hidden powder stashes. With a lack of crowds and 13 metres of light, dry snow, it’s a real highlight. Enjoy a purpose-built resort with hotel style accommodation and incredibly dry powder offering little resistance.

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