Navigating the winter season: essential tips on your ski holiday trip

Jan 23, 2024

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Turn your Japan ski dreams into reality with some tips on your next holiday ski trip. Whether you're an avid skier or beginner snowboarder, these insights will elevate your experience and ensure a memorable winter getaway.

Search for the best accommodation with premium facilities.

Select accommodations that offer more than just a place to rest. Look for options with a dedicated ski valet service, ensuring hassle-free rental and storage of your ski gear. Just pass your shoes, collect your gear, and you can ski all around the area.

Indulge in relaxation with an onsen experience.

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Booking on your ski holiday trip will not be complete with an onsen. Many tourists and locals consider onsen facilities the highlight of hotels and ryokans.

Carry sufficient cash

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Take out the hassle of finding an ATM station by bringing enough cash on your trip so that you’ll have all the need to purchase souvenirs, food, and many more! Japan's reputation for safety means you can confidently carry cash without the worry of theft, making transactions for souvenirs, food, and other essentials seamless. More and more places take credit cards, but some of the best restaurants don’t!

Always carry a plastic bag

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Maintain the beauty of your surroundings by carrying a plastic bag. With limited trash bins in public spaces, it's essential to uphold Japan's cleanliness standards.

Prepare your ski/snowboard essentials

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Make sure to bring goggles, hats, gloves, base and middle layer clothes, long tights, and socks to ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure on the slopes.

Rent ski gear at the base of the slope

Simplify your daily routine by renting ski gear from a base slope rental shop. Secure a locker to store your equipment overnight, eliminating the need to transport gear daily and ensuring a stress-free start to each day on the slopes.

Seek local advice from your accommodation


Several accommodation providers can share valuable information, including travel tips, top restaurant picks and tourist destinations, and many more. You’ll get more insights on your holiday trip with advice from locals. Most hotels will help you to book restaurants and taxis from the front desk or even pre-arrival.

Explore the thrill of night skiing

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Don’t miss out on the fun of night skiing. Most Japanese ski resorts have fluorescent lights and festive Japanese locals dressing in glow-in-the-dark outfits, illuminating the slopes and the whole resort.

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