ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Skiing In Japan: Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Go

Updated on May 17, 2013

If you’re looking to spending your next ski holiday at some awesome resort, then you might want to consider pushing on a little further and having your local currency exchanged for yen. While Japan is just the right place to explore an entirely different culture, it’s also turning into a popular ski destination.

What is it about Japan, though, that makes it a better choice than the ski resort hubs of Europe or North America? Listed below are top five reasons why tourists from all stretches of the globe constantly swing by.

Easiness on the pocket. Any large Japanese city sure can blow your budget almost immediately but hit the rural road and you’re in for a great treat. Compared to the other trendy ski resorts in Canada, Australia, and the US, a one-day pass on the slopes in Japan is relatively cheap – with the price, usually averaging at Y4, 500 (or < USD $500).

Niseko, Japan

Abundance of powder. Of all the natural attributes of snow, nothing compares to the ones in Japan. Its snow depths can rack up to 3.5cm, which warrants the land a massive name for having fluffy powder. If you’ve had it with snow machines, Japan will certainly not disappoint – not with its powder that comes with moisture content of about eight percent.

Energy-restoring cuisine. If you’re a fresh food buff, then you’ve chosen the best destination to holiday at. You’ve probably had one of those costly sushi boxes at work, and so you’re no stranger to Japanese cuisine: authentic, fresh, and tasty. Have noodles or sashimi prepared right before your eyes, and top it off with a traditional soup. You will, for sure, leave, wishing every meal were like this.

Hakuba, Japan

Onsens everywhere. You’re probably not used to ditching your clothes to bathe with total strangers. When in Japan, you’ll have to get used to it, learn how to scrap your insecurities, and go crazy naked. Every ski resort in Japan has an onsen – where thermal spring waters are pumped into huge indoor and outdoor pools. After a long day of playing against the wind chill, you’ll be glad, too, they’re available for you.

It’s an entirely new culture. Even with the bright lights of Tokyo, Japan is awfully rich in its culture and perpetually rooted in age-old traditions. Therefore, besides going skiing, make sure to experience such other things as visiting a temple or signing up for a sushi-making class. Research in advance for any festivals worth going to.

Without question, Japan offers some of the most amazing skiing and snowboarding experiences in the world. With its excellent powder conditions, wealth of hot springs, and rich culture, tourists are guaranteed to have a great time.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Rae Saylor profile imageAUTHOR

      Rae Saylor 

      5 years ago from Australia

      Oh, nope! It's a lot less than that :) Thanks for reading, pal!

    • Solaras profile image


      5 years ago

      Very nicely written; sounds like some place I would like to play in the snow. Did you mean to say a one day pass was $500? That sounds a little pricey!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)