Top 5 ski resorts in Japan

Top 5 ski resorts in Japan

Some of the best natural advantages of Japan are its hot springs (onsen), and moderately tall mountains with slopes that are just perfect for winter sports. Add this to the fact that Japan also has some of the most dramatic scenery in Asia, and you've just got yourself one perfect holiday destination for the cold season. Winter sports like skiing or snowboarding are quite popular in Japan, and many people go to one of the many ski resorts for weekend trips or longer holidays. One of the best... [ read more ]

The best travel destinations in Hokkaido

The best travel destinations in Hokkaido

The northernmost island of Japan is hardly the first choice of travel destination for foreign tourists, and few Japanese tourists make it very far north either. But Hokkaido's famed untamed wildness is a genuine magnet for the more adventurous kinds of travelers, who can't resist the cultural and natural attractions of the island. The more touristy areas of Hokkaido have many examples of those most beloved Japanese tourist spots: hot springs, and Hokkaido becomes quite a popular destination ... [ read more ]