Japan has fast become one of the world's most alluring winter sports destinations, and with over 400 ski areas, huge volumes of powder snow and a fascinating cultural adventure to boot, it's not surprising.
The land of sumo and sushi has hosted the Winter Olympics twice and there are ski areas all over Japan's four main islands. But the most well known are on Hokkaido, and in Nagano and Niigata.
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