Due to its close proximity to the Sea of Japan, most of the country’s mountainous regions receive plentiful coverings of powder throughout the season. The powder in Hokkaido is rumored to be the best in the world. With an average of 14 meters of it each year covering the ground along with its dry and light texture, it is no wonder powderhounds have been coming here for more than a century.
Best time to visit:
December to March
Japanese Yen (JPY)
How do I get there:
Any trip to Japan begins with a flight into either the Haneda International Airport (HND) or Narita International Airport (NRT). From here, you can take a regional flight or the famous bullet train on to your final destination
What’s the weather like?
During the winter, Japan is quite cold and gets plenty of snow. Temperatures and snowfall do vary, but from Mount Fuji to Hokkaido, it is usually below freezing during the winter. Due to its proximity to the Sea of Japan, most of the mountainous areas also receive plenty of snowfall, averaging 10 to 16 meters per season!