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Here Are 7 Reasons Why Nagano Prefecture is a Great Place to Visit and Live!

Japan is a country that mixes tradition with futuristic innovation. Its rich culture, unique food, tourist hotspots, shrines, temples, and quirks make it a great choice for travelers. It is only a small country, but has many different kinds of landscapes such as mountains, beaches, forests, and even sand dunes, meaning that you’ll get a…

Relax in a Hot Spring Above the Clouds at this Onsen Retreat in Nagano

Have you ever heard of the onsen (温泉; hot spring) in the clouds? Takamine Onsen (高峰温泉) is 2000 meters above sea level and offers a vast view of the surrounding nature while allowing you to soak in its blissful hot spring water from the Asama Mountains (浅間山). Though located in a rural area where everyday…

Visit Japan’s Largest Indoor Wave Pool in Hokkaido!

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu (星野リゾート トマム) is a large ski area in Shimukappu Village (占冠村) which is found in central Hokkaido (北海道). The resort is often referred to simply as Tomamu (トマム) after the mountain on which it is located. Tomamu is one of the best resorts in the region and it can be visited during…

The Way to Enjoy Japan’s Winter on a Budget That Many Travelers Do Not Know Of

Japan is among travelers’ top choices of destination whether their main purpose is to sightsee, go shopping, or just simply relax and take a break. Aside from these reasons, many people also choose to go to the country to experience the cold temperatures of winter and to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities. This…

5 Exciting Activities to Do in Yamagata!

Yamagata in southern Tohoku is a prefecture famous for its beautiful scenery. It is famous for its Yonezawa Wagyu beef, tasty cherries, and the great ski area plus hot spring resorts on Mt. Zao. If you have the chance to visit Yamagata Prefecture, be sure not to miss these 5 activities! Ropeway Scenery You can…
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Moiwa Ski Area: A Powder Paradise For Skiers of All Levels!

Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort is a small resort found in the Niseko Ski Area of Hokkaido. People started skiing on Mt Moiwa as early as 1919 when they had to hike up to enjoy the plentiful powder and it’s still the perfect place to head for a powder day. Even though Moiwa has a lower…

Yukoro Onsen: A Relaxing Experience in Snowy Hirafu

Yukoro Onsen is a great place to head after you have had a long day on the hill and need to soak your weary muscles. It is one of the smaller onsens that you can find in the Niseko Onsen area but it is a convenient option for anyone staying in Lower Hirafu during winter…

5 Things Not to Miss Out On During a Visit to Niseko

Niseko is an amazing place to come to for both Japanese and international visitors alike but with so many options it can be hard to decide what to do. After living in Niseko for a winter, these are some of my favourite things that I recommend to everyone. 1. Visit an Onsen If Niseko didn’t…

Going for Snow Sports In Japan? Look no Further Than Niseko United!

Niseko is an Internationally recognized ski resort located in Hokkaido that is famous for the dry powder snow that falls here each winter. Mt. Niseko Annupuri (1308m) has 4 resorts that are in a collective called ‘Niseko United’. The collaboration between these resorts means that you can easily access all 4 resorts in one day…

Start Planning the Ultimate Snow Adventure at Niseko’s Award-Winning Ski Resort!

Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Yotei – Hokkaido’s answer to Mt. Fuji – lies a sleepy town called Niseko. Despite a modest population of 5,000, when winter hits, this unassuming agricultural paradise bursts into life, with ski and snowboard enthusiasts descending upon the shimmering landscape from all around the globe. Austria recently hosted the…