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…

Try Snowshoeing at Niseko Village for a Fun Day in the Snow Exploring Nature!

Winter in Hokkaido is every skier or snowboarder’s dream – powder snow for maximum shredding pleasure! Tons of people flock to Hokkaido all year round, especially during winter season for its world-class slopes. Niseko Village in Hokkaido is known for its white blanket of powder snow that doesn’t hurt even when you fall, so you…

Shirokuma Cottage: Experience Cabin Life in Niseko!

During the winter season, Hokkaido is one of the best places to visit in Japan. World renowned for the powder snow especially in Niseko, millions of tourists visit the ski towns of Kutchan, Hirafu and Niseko in its snowy white prime. All in the vicinity of each other, these towns are on different sides of…

Did You Know There Is a Lake in Japan That Doesn’t Freeze?

Lake Tazawa is known to not freeze in the dead of winter! Famous at this lake is also the golden statue of Tatsuko Hime which was erected in 1968. The lake and statue have been featured in IRIS, which is a South Korean action and spy drama. Read on to find out the story behind…

Experience Winter Snow All Year ’Round at the Hokkaido Ice Pavilion

Do you love winter so much that you would like to experience it all year ’round? Then why not head to the Hokkaido Ice Pavilion, and enjoy a day of excitement and adventure in the freezing ice! The pavilion is covered with giant icicles on its walls and ceilings which have been growing continuously for…

Amateur in the Snow? Skip the Sore Backside and try Airboarding instead!

There are a number of reasons to visit Japan all year ’round. During the winter season though, many of the visiting tourists head to the northern side of the country to experience the snowiest part of Japan. Winter sports are what they seek and so they shall get! Snowboarding and skiing are the most popular…