Japan safety

Is Japan safe?

This question was hardly ever asked before March 11th 2011.

Japan has a wonderful reputation as being a very safe country.

March 11th 2011 was not a good day for Japan. As everyone surely knows, a strong earthquake and subsequent tsunami wreaked havoc on the north east coast of the main Honshu island and there was a lot of unease about the safety of visiting Japan for quite a while. It certainly affected the number of people visiting Japan in the 2011/2012 season.

Please read the report that we first published in June 2011, including comments from people living in the snow areas of Japan. 

Our report on the Great East Japan Earthquake can be found here. as well as feedback and comments from people living in Japan.




Introduction to Japan winter sports

Part 1 Snow...in Japan?
Part 2 History of skiing in Japan
Part 3 Ski boom and bust
Part 4 Snowboarding and the inbound market
Part 5 Downturn
Part 6 Where to ski or snowboard in Japan?
Part 7 Skiing and snowboarding in Hokkaido
Part 8 Skiing and snowboarding in Tohoku
Part 9 Skiing and snowboarding in Niigata
Part 10 Skiing and snowboarding in Nagano
Part 11 Other snow regions of Japan
Part 12 The Japan ski and snowboard experience
Part 13 The expense of skiing and snowboarding in Japan
Part 14 The Japan ski and snowboard season
Part 15 Japan ski resort facilities
Part 16 Japan ski resort opening and closing
Part 17 Japan safety
Part 18 Start exploring SnowJapan!