Japan is one of the world’s best destinations to enjoy a snow holiday, with its mountainous terrain and numerous volcanoes you’re never too far from a ski slope – or a hot spring! We have found the best family-friendly ski resorts in Japan to help you decide on your next adventure. We enlisted a panel of experts – our ski gurus – to help you find your perfect winter wonderland in Japan.
We love the mammoth dumps of dry, pillow-soft powder snow that fall on the Japanese Alps. Japan is a great choice for a ski holiday as it is relatively close to Australia, affordable and has the world’s best food, muscle-soothing natural onsen hot springs, après ski, karaoke tunes and the chance for your powder pups to see another culture.
Sometimes it can be tricky to figure out which ski resort is best for you and your junior crew. That’s why we have gathered a panel of experts to determine the best family ski resorts in Japan. We asked these ski gurus to nominate their favourites across six categories, We then tallied the votes and combined the scores to determine the overall winners each one a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that families will love.