Skiing in Japan

IHG Hotels Open in Iwate: Why Appi Kogen is Ready to Rival Niseko

Iwate is an unspoiled land of beautiful landscapes and a paradise for those who love winter sports. However, Iwate has long been overlooked by foreign visitors who come to Japan for its famous powdery snow. To many foreigners, the ski resorts in Hakuba, Nagano and Niseko, Hokkaido are not to be missed, but Appi Kogen…

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…