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

Resort Spotlights

Spotlight on some popular ski and snowboard resorts around Japan

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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White World Oze Iwakura (Katashina Village, Gunma)
Submitted by NECK on 21st May 2015
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Aizu Kogen Takahata (Minami Aizu Town, Fukushima)
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 7th May 2015
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Zao Onsen (Yamagata City, Yamagata)
Submitted by lee_suxiang_happy_ on 7th April 2015
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Madarao Kogen (Iiyama City, Nagano)
Submitted by Daniellho on 27th March 2015
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Mt Norikura (Matsumoto City, Nagano)
Submitted by snowdude on 23rd March 2015
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Shibetsu-shi Hinata
Max. elevation: 405m
Min. elevation: 178m
Vertical: 227m
Steepest slope: 36°
Longest course: 1000m
Number of lifts: 2
Reviews: 1
Photos: 0
Nozawa Onsen
Max. elevation: 1650m
Min. elevation: 565m
Vertical: 1085m
Steepest slope: 39°
Longest course: 10000m
Number of lifts: 21
Reviews: 64
Photos: 661
Tanigawadake Tenjindaira
Max. elevation: 1500m
Min. elevation: 750m
Vertical: 750m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 5
Reviews: 17
Photos: 214