Expect plenty of deep, dry and powdery snow that will definitely add a highlight to any ski holiday in Japan when you stop by Honshu. This area is perfect for Australian tourists and visitors from all around the world because of the mix of intermediate and advanced circuits that are available.

There’s also something for the beginner skiers and boarders too. Look out for the compact, purpose-built Appi Kogen resort and book a stop at Lotte Arai too for a great all round experience.

You will find yourself in snow heaven when you spend some quality time in these premier accommodation options.

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Resorts in Honshu


Appi Kogen is a compact purpose built resort in the north-eastern part of Japan’s main island, Honshu. Boasting perfectly groomed long runs, this modern resort is ideal for beginners and intermediates. If you’re an advanced skier you’ll find opportunities to challenge yourself on some slopes that are as steep as 32 degrees, and, if you try cat-skiing in the untracked powder. Appi Kogen has night skiing and convenient access to the smaller ski fields of Shimokura (known for its powder) and Matsukawa.

Beginner 30%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 30%
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Lotte Arai

Lotte Arai Resort is located on the northern outskirts of Myoko ski area, about 2hrs from Tokyo by bullet train. It reopened in December 2017 after an extensive refurbishment, offering deluxe accommodation and world-class facilities. The Arai resort is quite small with only 5 lifts however it has Japan's biggest in-bounds off-piste ski area and receives over 15 metres of snow!

Beginner 25%
Intermediate 45%
Advanced 30%
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