Planning a Powder Ski Trip To Japan

So far, our traveling ideas have strictly been limited to the big and busy city of Tokyo and the Mount Fujiyama when discussing travel in Japan. You may not have been aware, but the next big thing that is emerging in the skiing world is Japan. Everyone knows about the European Alps and their skiing reputation, but Japan continues emerge as a new skiing adventures place bringing skiing enthusiasts and travelers from all over the world. Japan's snowy island region of Hokkaido has defiantly raised the country's bar and ranking as a country that can provide culture, adventure and most recently great skiing resorts and slopes. So when planning your next visit to Japan, and whilst exploring the great island of Hokkaido here are a few useful tips and some handy advice to make sure that your stay is as adventures and comfortable as possible.

Thermal Springs

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The great thing about Japan is its natural beauty and the never ending glorious environment, it is of no surprise then that almost all the ski resorts located in Japan are close to natural thermal springs. So when you want a brake from the snow, and sometimes the cold, make sure to visit the natural thermal spring close to the resort. Thermal springs are a great source of respite from the cold and a great place to relax and savor the beautify scenic sights that surround you. Before choosing your resort it might be a good idea to check out what local thermal springs are available and close by, it might be just the sanctuary you need to get rid off the clod chills and before returning back to reality.

The Travel Technology

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Thermal springs and their natural beauty on one side, and world class technology on the other. Japan is considered to be the lead country in technological advances, but even they have some challenges that can not be avoided. When going to the major cities of Japan, technology, social media and telecommunications would not be a problem. But as expected when traveling in any country, particularly the mountain regions technology may present its own challenges. Hokkaido island is no stranger to these challenges. Be prepared that you might be faced with some technological issues. This is quiet possibly the most important piece of advice that can be provided to prospective traveler, especially those that heavily rely on technology for daily communications and/or work.

Where To Find Good Snow

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Any experienced skier will be able to say that the most important element of skiing is the quality of snow and snowfall. Experienced skiers know where there is a good amount and good quality of snowfall, but for others, perhaps less experienced skiers may find it difficult to judge this to ensure that their snow activities such as skiing, snowboarding and so on meets their needs. If you happen to be one of these people, then the Hokkaido is a great place for you. The snowfall is plenty and the quality of snow is fit for great skiing slopes. Hokkaido region, is located in the region of Sapporo, known for good snowfall that prospers great conditions for skiing and other snow adventures.

Find Good Ski Resorts

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Apart from the snow and the outdoors adventures, it is important to consider your accommodation. Although your outside adventures are important, it is equally important that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Some advice is to ensure to choose a resort that meets your personal needs, that caters to your personal style and your personal expectations. Resort amenities and facilities might just be the thing that ensures that your adventure and travel is remembered as a great experience. For instance, you can choose to stay at a resort such as the Niseko about which you can find more information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niseko. The great thing about this resort is the options, as it provides you with an option to stay in a fully furnished apartment and/or penthouse, or you can choose for in a hotel rooms.

NOTE: This is a post from one of our contributors. Any views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views on www.pinoyadventurista.com.


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  1. waaa! this post made me excited of my "someday" adventure in japan. hehe

  2. japan is really beautiful,babalik pa ako dun .


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