Winter in Japan will be extraordinarily chilly, but it surely can be unbelievable for the ardent skier. When somebody mentions snowboarding in Japan, the very first thing that involves thoughts is Nagano. In spite of everything, it did host the 1998 Winter Olympics and the 2005 Particular Olympics World Winter Video games madarao.
The Nagano Prefecture is situated within the Chubu area on Japan’s major island of Honshu. The capital of the Nagano Prefecture is the town of Nagano. The Central Highlands, often known as the Roof of Japan, Mt Fuji and eight different of Japan’s twelve highest mountains, are situated on this prefecture.
On the base of the Northern Alps, (Matsumoto Space), you will discover Hakuba Village. Hakuba hosted a number of of the 1998 Winter Olympics occasions. The village has 7 unbelievable ski areas with a variety of various terrains to go well with all ranges from newbies to consultants. And, it is solely a couple of one hour drive from Nagano I.C.
Different extremely advisable ski resorts within the Northern Alps embody:
1. Shiga Kogen Heights (Yamanouchi City), with an elevation between 1500 and 2300 metres – that is the biggest snowboarding vacation spot in Japan
2. Madarao Highlands Ski Resort in Ilyama Metropolis, located on the base of the Madarao Mountain
three. Nozawa Onsen
The Kurumayama Highlands Snow Resort within the Suwa Space (Chino Metropolis) is the place to ski if you wish to get pleasure from spectacular panoramic views of Mount Fuji and the Japanese Alps. It additionally boasts a really reliable snow season because of its excessive altitude – early December to early April.
All ski resorts are accessible by highway and rail. There may be additionally an airport at Matsumoto. You should definitely examine native guides earlier than you allow for probably the most present climate replace, as transport hyperlinks will be affected by opposed snow and ice circumstances.