Skiing and snowboarding are one of the best things to do in winter in Japan.
Do you know there are many ski resorts near Tokyo and you can take a day trip for skiing and snowboarding from Tokyo.
Niseko in Hokkaido is one of the best known ski resorts in Japan by foreign tourists, however, you don’t need to go to that further area from Tokyo for high-quality snow.
It takes only 1–1.5 hours to get to some ski resorts from Tokyo by Shinkansen.
Today, I’d like to introduce 5 best ski resorts accessible from Tokyo. Some of the resorts have Shinkansen stations which are directly connected to slopes. So it’s very easy to enjoy skiing and snowboarding if you mainly stay in Tokyo.
You can also enjoy staying at the resorts for some days since there are nice accommodations and other facilities such as restaurants and bars in and next to skiing fields.
1. GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort (Nigata)
It takes only 75 mins to get to the nearest station GALA Yuzawa Station from Tokyo by Shinkansen. And the resort is popular because it’s directly connected to the slopes. There are numbers of convenient facilities including lockers rooms, counters for rental snow gears, restaurants and hot springs in the station.