Ski and snowboard resorts in Japan

There are over 500 ski hills (ski-jo) in Japan, ranging from huge mega-resorts to tiny local ski hills, offering an overwhelming amount of choice. If you are new to Japan, please be sure to read our introduction to winter sports in Japan. Or you might just want to delve right into the site using our powerful Search tools, you can explore the mountains of Japan and to find the skijo to suit your needs. Or just enjoy using the site to discover more about 'Snow Japan'. Weather forecasts for over 200 resorts throughout Japan as well as maps, Route Finder and other related information can be found on each of the individual resort pages.


An introduction to winter sports in Japan. Find out more about the scene, some history and other useful information

Search Resorts

Search SnowJapan using our new search tool and discover all sorts of interesting information about Japanese ski and snowboard resorts

Resorts by Popular Area

Discover Japanese ski resorts by popular areas

A-Z list of Resorts


Resort Spotlights

Spotlight on some popular ski and snowboard resorts around Japan

Lessons in English

Interested in taking ski or snowboard lessons and looking for instruction in English? These people can help you


Information on various services offered in popular snow resort regions of Japan

SnowJapan Resort Reviews

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Ishiuchi Maruyama (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)
Submitted by lyk on 24th October 2014
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Gassan (Nishikawa Town, Yamagata)
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 2nd June 2014
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Tengendai Kogen (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 27th May 2014
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Appi Kogen (Hachimantai Town, Iwate)
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 27th May 2014
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Aizu Kogen Daikura (Minami Aizu Town, Fukushima)
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 27th May 2014
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Random Resorts!

Max. elevation: 1200m
Min. elevation: 940m
Vertical: 260m
Steepest slope: 28°
Longest course: 1500m
Number of lifts: 4
Reviews: 2
Photos: 10
Saku Ski Garden Parada
Max. elevation: 1050m
Min. elevation: 780m
Vertical: 270m
Steepest slope: 25°
Longest course: 1006m
Number of lifts: 7
Reviews: 3
Photos: 0
Niki Chomin
Max. elevation: 160m
Min. elevation: 40m
Vertical: 120m
Steepest slope: 20°
Longest course: 756m
Number of lifts: 1
Reviews: 0
Photos: 1