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Powder Paradise: Niseko Skiing Adventure

Posted on November 25, 2020

A warning to ski-bums and powder heads: this article may make you empty your bank account, move to Japan, and never look back. 

Winter may not be here just yet in Tokyo, but Niseko has already gotten some of that famous “ja-pow” and more is on the way. It’s waiting for you on the slopes. Niseko is known far and wide for some of the most dry and light powder in the world. On top of that Niseko has traditional onsen, and strong local food culture.powder and Mt. Yotei

By @ travelwithjul

Even before the soft snow descends, Niseko is a sight-seeing goldmine.

Yotei at dusk

By @ francischen_sg

The cumulative experience of finding the perfect, untouched line through deep powder, to slurping up a bowl of hot soba noodles after a run, is what makes Niseko such a dream.

lone skier on slope

By @ johan_rubak

trails in the powder

By @ taroimolife_62

Though experts and ski bums flock to Niseko from all around the world, this mountain is fantastic for skiers of every level. The soft powder will catch your fall and keep you coming back for more.

By @ johan_rubak

Niseko Ichimura soba set












By @ kmnp__kmnp

Ichimura Soba

By @ wood_partner_

If you’re not big on skiing or boarding, curl up by the fire or with bountiful breakfast in bed to watch the flurries outside your window.

Breakfast in bed at Niseko

By @ aja_ng

It may be fun to walk around town and gasp at how enchantingly different everything looks with a thick blanket of snow atop. And stop to get some ginger beer and fried chicken from an adorable yellow food truck while you’re at it.

snow topped Hakko Ginger Van

By @ hakkoginger

While you’re at it, stop by one of the small lakes around Mt. Yotei to get an astonishing double feature!

Mount Yotei at dusk

By @ dannytanguk

Even after the sun goes down, the show goes on. Gaze up into the ever-expansive universe above Mt. Yotei. 

starry Niseko sky

By @ iamlarnachphotography

Point out constellations till your eyelids start to droop, then head home to your cozy room, and do it all again tomorrow.