Hokkaido is located in the northern most region of Japan. It is known as the snow country where temperature drops extremely low as well as its dry, powder snow in winter. Hokkaido’s exceptionally high quality powder snow is globally well-known,
Nagano prefecture is known as one of the most famous snow resorts since long before. It has one of the largest number of ski slopes in Japan and became globally known when the Winter Olympics were held here in 1998.
Niigata prefecture is known as one of the heaviest snow fall regions in Japan. In winter, wet air blows from the Sea of Japan, causing a heavy snow fall in the prefecture.
Fukushima is located in the southernmost region of the Tohoku area. Most of the ski slopes are located in the inland region.
Most of the ski slopes in Gunma prefecture is located within 200 km, featuring a convenient access. Visitors can leave Tokyo on weekend evening,
The most famous ski slopes in Yamagata are found in Zao Onsen. The area features ample snowfalls and many large-scale slopes,
Ski slopes are concentrated in the Okumino and Hida areas in northern Gifu
Ski slopes in Miyagi prefecture are concentrated in the mountainous
Of the 47 prefectures in Japan, Iwate is the second largest following Hokkaido.
Shiga prefecture is known for Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan.