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North/East Japan

Furano Transport

Central Hokkaido is wild and untamed, dominated by the 2,000m peaks of the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group. A backcountry ski trip is the only real way to gain a true appreciation for just how fine, light and dry the powder is in these mountains, and why experienced skiers rate it as some of the best in [...]

Niseko Transport

Tourist Information JR Niseko Station Tourist Information Centre 20136-44-2468 Hours: 7:10-17:10 Mon-Sun Machi-no-Eki Plat Information Centre (3min from JR Kutchan Station) 20136-23-0222 Hours: 10:00-19:00 Tue-Sun www.kutchan-town-st.com (Japanese) Michi-no-Eki Niseko View Plaza 77-10 Aza Motomachi, Niseko (Accessible by road only) 20136-43-2051 Hours: 9:00-18:00 Mon-Sun www.niseko-ta.jp/en View The only MAP you need in JAPAN <G’day Japan> in [...]

Welcome to the powder zone!

Take a ride on the wild side, and experience the land of the falling powder! Japan enjoys some of the finest, driest snow on the planet, and with beautiful scenery, delectable cuisine and a hospitality culture second to none, it’s the perfect choice for your next ski destination!

Central Japan

HAKUBA VALLEY Gold medal-winning powder

The Hakuba Valley is where it all went down during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics; medals were hotly contested, but at the end of the day, everyone that experienced the kiss of its powder and the excitement of its curves was a winner. And it was all just another chapter of fun in the history [...]

MT. NAEBA Family-friendly powder giant

The 2,145 m Mt. Naeba has the honour of being one of Japan’s 100 famous mountains, and is a majestic centrepiece of the Naeba and Kagura ski resorts – which are also collectively known under the title of Mt. Naeba. The mountain is part of the Echigo-Yuzawa region in Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, and sits [...]

MYOKO Historic alpine retreat, blessed with abundant powder

Half an hour from the Japan Sea coast in the mountains of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, Myoko has a charming combination of superb scenery, champagne powder and a diverse variety of natural hot springs. Its four main resorts are Akakura Kanko, Akakura Onsen, Ikenotaira Onsen and Suginohara, which are all accessible for great value with [...]

South/West Japan

Planning your adventure in Okinawa

      Flights to Naha Airport As you can see on the map below, Naha Airport will be your first port of call in Okinawa whether you’re on a domestic flight from Tokyo, Nagoya or Osaka, or an international flight from Korea, China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. To ave time and minimise the collateral that can arise from [...]

Okinawa Culture

Okinawan culture contains an interesting blend of elements from surrounding cultures, and others which are quintessentially its own. Here are just a few you might encounter on your travels… Pottery Arayaki is a practical, unglazed pottery style that has played a prominent role in Okinawan life since ancient times, being used to age awamori, and [...]

Okinawa Lifestyle

Okinawans are some of Japan’s most long-lived citizens.  Eating plenty of healthy food, keeping fit, maintaining a relaxed worldview, and cultivating one’s spirituality have been part and parcel of life on the islands for generations, and this traditional wisdom has also been validated by medical research conducted in the ongoing Okinawa Centenarian Study, by Drs [...]

Outdoor

HAKUBA VALLEY Gold medal-winning powder

The Hakuba Valley is where it all went down during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics; medals were hotly contested, but at the end of the day, everyone that experienced the kiss of its powder and the excitement of its curves was a winner. And it was all just another chapter of fun in the history [...]

MYOKO Historic alpine retreat, blessed with abundant powder

Half an hour from the Japan Sea coast in the mountains of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, Myoko has a charming combination of superb scenery, champagne powder and a diverse variety of natural hot springs. Its four main resorts are Akakura Kanko, Akakura Onsen, Ikenotaira Onsen and Suginohara, which are all accessible for great value with [...]

SHIGA KOGEN Japan’s biggest resort area

It’s become common knowledge that Japan has a number of impressive powder resorts, all vying for attention with their huge snowfalls, relaxing hot springs, and exceptionally good local cuisine. There’s only one though, that comes with complete with snow monkeys. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Shiga Kogen resort area in Nagano Prefecture. For skiers [...]

Food / Culture

Downtown Matsumoto

One of the best ways to experience Matsumoto is on foot. From wide boulevards to narrow alleys, the many contrasts of traditional and contemporary Matsumoto can be enjoyed by strolling through its streets. The area around Nakamachi is a must for the itinerary, famous for rows of traditional buildings with a stylish latticed plaster, known [...]

Kontatsu Australia

Kontatsu Australia was established in Sydney on 8 August 2008 with a mission to bring the culture of Japanese sake Down Under, a product of sophisticated techniques passed down through an unbroken line of Japanese brewers for generations… Kontatsu Australia has overcome a series of difficult challenges in developing the market for sake in Sydney, [...]

The Art of Sake Making

Making sake is a painstaking procedure, requiring patience and dedication. Brewing traditions have evolved over centuries to incorporate modern machinery where possible, while maintaining the delicate balance of the mixture… Polishing Amino acids, fats and proteins that encase the starchy core of rice can throw a spanner in the works when it comes to producing [...]

Nature

TOHOKU FOUR SEASONS

Tohoku is the place to experience the Japan you saw at the movies – ancient temples veiled in enchanting forests, castles and mountains, all in vivid technicolour throughout the four seasons. The Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture is one of the first parts of Tohoku that bring a samurai epic to mind, with attractions like [...]

SHIGA KOGEN

Slice your way through the powder of this expansive institution… Shiga Kogen comprises of 21 interconnected ski areas across altitudes of 1,400m to 2,300m, amidst the peaks of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park in Nagano Prefecture. About 80 kilometres of groomed runs, stretching for up to 6 kilometres, make it Japan’s biggest ski resort. Seventy percent [...]

Utsukushigahara Kogen (Plateau)

On the eastern edge of Matsumoto City lies Utsukushigahara Kogen. From here you can begin a short refreshing walk or a long adventure. Not far from the parking lot here is a peaceful meadow with grazing cows and lovely wild flowers, along with an old bell tower once used by those lost in the fog. [...]

Transport

Furano Transport

Central Hokkaido is wild and untamed, dominated by the 2,000m peaks of the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group. A backcountry ski trip is the only real way to gain a true appreciation for just how fine, light and dry the powder is in these mountains, and why experienced skiers rate it as some of the best in [...]

Niseko Transport

Tourist Information JR Niseko Station Tourist Information Centre 20136-44-2468 Hours: 7:10-17:10 Mon-Sun Machi-no-Eki Plat Information Centre (3min from JR Kutchan Station) 20136-23-0222 Hours: 10:00-19:00 Tue-Sun www.kutchan-town-st.com (Japanese) Michi-no-Eki Niseko View Plaza 77-10 Aza Motomachi, Niseko (Accessible by road only) 20136-43-2051 Hours: 9:00-18:00 Mon-Sun www.niseko-ta.jp/en View The only MAP you need in JAPAN <G’day Japan> in [...]

Getting to Yamagata

  People have always said that Yamagata Prefecture looks just like a smiling face on the map of Japan, and now Kitekero-kun is here to personify it! This friendly little chap is the mascot for the Yamagata Destination Campaign, a joint project of the Prefecture and the East Japan Railway Company to showcase the beauty and hospitality of Yamagata [...]

So Cool So Japan

Your one-stop shop for quality rentals

Atomic and Salomon Station   A wide range of quality rental skis, boards, clothing and accessories are available from the Atomic & Salomon Stations in both Prince Hotels, Furano Ropeway Station and the Kitanomine Gondola Station – you won’t need to bring a thing with you to enjoy the powder in Furano! Drop in and [...]

Rhythm Snowsports

  Conditions in Niseko are unlike anywhere else in the world. The resort has an average annual snowfall of 18 meters and most of that falls as perfect powder. A ski holiday in Niseko is a unique experience so it’s important that you and your family or friends are equipped with the most suitable gear [...]

Anime

©My Neighbor Totoro@1988 Nibariki-G Anime is Japanese animation, traditionally based on stories from manga comics. It first caught the public eye during the 1960s through the work of creator Osamu Tezuka, who is revered as the godfather of modern anime, and now has a passionate fan base throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Australia, where [...]