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Whether it’s in Hokkaido, Nagano, Niigata or Tohoku, Japan has slopes for all skill levels and resorts that provide the perfect base to recharge.

Japan is only 10 hours north of Australia and 2 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time, meaning you can find yourself on the slopes in no time, whether cruising the slopes with family members, or off-piste on some of the best back-country skiing in the world.

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by Shirley Jones on Japan Holidays
My blissful Japanese holiday

As Juliane had lived in Japan previously for many years her knowledge of the country is exceptional and she was amazing in assisting with all questions put to her - all answered promptly.I travelled by train to meet up with skiing friends in Nozawa after going solo in Tokyo. Friends & I then travelled by train to Kyoto before I went solo to the pretty traditional village of Ohara in the mountains west of Kyoto. Following a bus trip back to Kyoto and train travel back to Tokyo I did my own bookings before picking up my flight home.. My friends travel to Japan to ski every year but I haven't ever wanted to join them until this year and am so pleased I did. What a delightful country - I had a taste of everything.. Juliane was more than helpful even though I did not make all my bookings with her. The accommodation booked by Julianne was a great mix as her choices in Tokyo, Nozawa and Kyoto I found comfortable, well priced and in great positions to shops and transport to balance out with my own solo traditional choices. The pick-up transport service from airport to accommodation arranged by Julianne was a life saver - after being on the move for 24 hours one just wants a bed & the added bonus on arrival was to find my train ticket to ski fields awaiting me. "Thank you Juliane". I am already thinking of my next trip to Japan and will definitely have Juliane assist me..

Ski Hokkaido

Hokkaido is the powder capital of Japan, the country’s northernmost island and the home to some of its best snow. The region plays host to over 1200 festivals and events including February’s Sapporo Snow Festival, where hundreds of snow and ice sculptures of a grand scale line the streets.

Nagano and Niigata

On the main island of Honshu and accessible from Tokyo in under two hours by bullet train, Nagano, and nearby Niigata is the home of the 1998 Winter Olympics, with some of the highest-snowfall areas in Japan.

Elsewhere in Japan