Japan Ski Holidays

Japan ski travel is now open for 2022/23 for self-guided tours. The latest announcement on 23 September has Japan easing entry restrictions again if travelling after 11 October 2022. New Zealand is on the list of 68 countries whose passport holders will have the visa waiver reinstated, meaning that for travel after 11 Oct, travellers holding a New Zealand passport will no longer need to apply for a visa in advance. This also means that the ERFS certificate will no longer be required. At this stage, travellers are still required to either: Be triple vaccinated and provide a vaccine certificate OR, Have a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure. More HERE.
If you are travelling before 11 October, Japan still has entry restrictions click HERE or make an Enquiry.

Japan is renowned for its light, fluffy powder with an average of 10-15 metres of snowfall a year at most resorts. With mountains of endless powder to discover and over 500 resorts to choose from, there’s plenty of options for beginners to experts – groomed slopes to tree skiing and powder skiing. Alongside this legendary snow, Japan is known for its amazing hospitality, beautiful cultural experiences, traditional cuisine, relaxing hot springs, lively après ski, wintry activities, beginner and advanced snow trails and impressive snow festivals. Japan has plenty of options too: from all-inclusive Club Med to ski-in, ski-out, family-friendly and resorts in charming village settings. Whether it’s Hokkaido or Honshu, our ski travel experts have been there and can share their knowledge to help plan your perfect Japan ski holiday!


Hokkaido’s mountains are huge powder magnets as cold snaps come off the Sea of Japan and Siberia bringing massive powder dumps to the ski areas. A destination with a reputation for powder combined with Japanese cultural experiences.


The Japanese Alps of Honshu are home to ski resorts with well-developed facilities and an abundance of activities off the slopes and is an ideal destination for those looking for a combination of ski and board adventures and authentic Japanese experiences.

Ski Season: November to May (dates vary by resort) | Average Snowfall: 10-15 metres | Snow: Cold, dry and fluffy powder | Accommodation: Hotels, self-contained apartments, family-run lodges and traditional pensions | Ability: Skiing for all levels. Beginner to expert