Japan ski holidays & resorts

The Land of the Rising Sun

Everyone's been talking about the incredible skiing, so we went there to find out ourselves. You'll be happy to know the rumours are true, and we can prove it with two amazing ski resorts- Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen.

It’s hard to find anyone out there with a travel wish list which doesn’t have a big tick box ready for Japan. Ancient cultures are combined with mind-boggling modernity not to mention the spectacular back drop of nature. Explore this forever evolving and diverse country with Inghams and immerse yourself in one of the most vibrant and rich Asian cultures in the world. 

Japan is where you can combine ski holidays with fascinating cultural experiences- lose yourself in the dizzy heights of Tokyo and feast on traditional cuisine, visit the temples in Kyoto or pay respects in Hiroshima, spot the Snow Monkeys at the mountain Onsen and then relax in the thermal waters of Nozawa or ski 10 resorts in Hakuba, sip sake and experience the bullet train back to Tokyo.

While our Japan holidays typically depart on a Saturday, the itinerary and duration is completely down to your needs! Give our reservations team a call to speak to our Japan specialists. 

We can’t wait for our guests to discover their own Japanese adventure!

Regions in Japan

Resorts in Japan

  • Area: 134km
  • Altitude: up to 1831m
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Hakuba Valley offers 10 diverse ski areas across one lift pass and is a great introduction to any skier looking to hit the mythical ‘japow’ so many have heard whispers of. Put on the map after the 1998 Nagano Olympics the Japanese Alps provide abundant snow falls and powder conditions that will make you the envy of your European skier counterparts. 

  • Area: 44km
  • Altitude: up to 1650m
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The skiing here has varied long runs as well as a great selection of tree-lined off-piste. At the top of the slope, you can see the Northern Japan Alps and on a good day you can see the sea. The resort itself is delightful- it started as a hot spring village for resting travellers in the 16th century. Today, the Onsens (bath houses) are still managed by local people and you can trust us when we say that they're the perfect remedy after a day on the slopes. For accommodation, it's up to you how much you want to get into the Japanese culture- you've got both Western and Japanese options.

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The Japanese capital overloads the senses in the best possible way- you'll find incredible food in a colourful and dense metropolis that comes to life at night. You can also explore everything from Buddist temples to restaurants, and karaoke bars to cat cafes.

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Kyoto is a perfect destination for a Japan holiday. Rich in culture and history, the old capital of Kyoto is a must see for any traveller searching for an authentic Japanese stay.

Currency: Yen

No. of airports: 2 - Haneda and Narita 

Fly direct from: London Heathrow

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