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How Niseko Became a Luxury Ski Destination

Niseko has become one of Japan’s ultimate spots for luxury hotels, joining the likes of Tokyo and Kyoto. Niseko’s sudden ascend to luxury hotspot status is remarkable. Niseko had long been famous among Japanese and foreign skiers, particularly from Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, for its powdery snow that made the location one of the…

Japan Has an Incredibly Low Number of Five-Star Luxury Hotels. Why is That?

Here is an interesting question, what’s something that countries like the United States, China, France, and Italy have in great numbers and that Japan lacks? The obvious answer, based on the article’s title at least, is five-star hotels. To put into perspective just how few five-star hotels Japan has when compared to other places, London…