Where is the best skiing area in Japan?

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leo leo, Living in Japan

Answered almost 2 years ago

It must be Nagano prefecture. It takes 2hours and half by bullet train from Shinjuku to the central St. of Nagano, which is called Matsumoto. Hakuba is the famous skiing area, and it's 1 hour away from Matsumoto by train.
Suzanne Clement Vorlicek

Commented almost 2 years ago

Thanks. My husband is planning a winter trip with his ski buddy. He was also thinking about skiing Sapporo/Hokkaido Island. Do you know this place?


Commented almost 2 years ago

Hokaido is also good place for skiing, but Sappro is a city so there's no ski ground. There are nice ski ground Niseko or Furano instead. This site may be helpful. http://www.powderhounds.com/Japan/Hokkaido.aspx

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Answered almost 2 years ago

When I went skiing in Hokkaido, I discovered the quality of snow is totally different from my experience in other ski resorts such as Niigata (Yuzawa), Fukushima (Inawashiro), etc.
I went to KIRORO resort (https://www.kiroro.co.jp/), takes only about an hour from central Sapporo. The snow was powdery, fluffy, and did not hurt at all even if you fall down. 
Niseko seems to be the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido but I've never been there. I heard the area is very popular to Australians.