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For Powderhounds Japan​ is the Place to Ski​

Posted on December 30, 2016 within News

For those seeking the best places to ski in Japan, Hokkaido’s Niseko Village and Nagano’s Shiga Kogen offer the top mountain ranges in the country.
With world-class snow, moguls, downhill runs and steeps, skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels find something new at every turn.

Hokkaido’s Mount Yōtei, known as the “Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido,” and the mountain ranges of Annupuri make up Niseko. Niseko Village is situated inside the Niseko United ski resorts area which features over two thousand acres of ski slopes and an international snow school. Award-winning hotels, fabulous contemporary dining, shopping, and the native arts of Hokkaido and Japan showcased throughout Niseko Village all encompass an extraordinary alpine getaway and make the area ideal for your Japan ski trip.

The very traditional Japanese-style Shiga Kogen is one of Japan’s most sought after winter sports adventures. A group of 19 mostly interconnected ski resorts with incredibly diverse terrain and possibly the highest quality snow in Japan, skiers and snowboarders have endless areas to discover. A single lift ticket gives you access to every one of Shiga Kogen’s lifts and a handful of the slopes offer really fun night skiing as well.

Both Shiga Kogen and Niseko offer cultural experiences beyond the slopes as well. Relax in the outdoor therapeutic hot springs while gazing upon the beautiful winter landscapes, or venture beyond the towns to uncover some of the greatest treasures of Japan. Within a couple hours reach from Shiga Kogen, visit Matsumoto-jo, one of Japan’s most magnificent surviving samurai castles, or the very nearby Jigokudani where you can witness Japanese snow monkeys bathing in natural hot springs. JapanQuest Journeys takes our winter enthusiast clients to such places and will book the finest of accommodations as well.

Situated at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri, Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse occupies a unique position at the heart of Niseko Village. Eight exclusive townhouses mark the first highly anticipated phase of YTL Hotels’ redefinition of alpine living at Niseko Village with ski runs and lifts a mere heartbeat away. Embodying authentic Japanese charm with contemporary elegance and embracing nature, the dwellings are an ode to Japan’s heritage townhouses that were inhabited by craftsmen and wealthy merchants toward the end of the Edo period.