What sets snowboarding apart from other types of sports is the need for more Japanese powder. This is why I’m going to talk about the best snowboard resorts located in Japan.



One of Japan’s most popular snowboarding and ski resorts is in the town of Niseko. It has a vibrant social scene and near-bottomless powder.

Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect area for your snowboarding needs in Niseko. Due to its popularity, the airport located in the town of Chitose has also opened up convenient bus services to nearby resorts.

One of the highlights of my Japanese snowboarding trips was visiting the town of Niseko. It has so much to offer, and I recommend it to everyone. The area’s diverse terrain and vibrant social scene make it an ideal choice for both beginner and experienced riders.



One of the best snowboarding areas in Japan is Rusutsu. Due to its popularity, the resort has heavily invested in expanding its facilities and lift access. Compared to other areas in Japan, Rusutsu is quieter. It’s also easy to reach from Chitose Airport, which means fewer queues and more untouched powder.



Located on Hokkaido’s highest mountain, Asahidake is known for its superb powder. It is also one of the best places to snowboard in the country.

One of the main reasons why I recommend visiting Asahidake is its need for a central hub. This area is ideal for advanced riders who are looking for the best possible powder.


Kandatsu Kogen

One of the best places to snowboard in Japan is the Kandatsu Kogen resort. It has some of the most challenging terrains in the country, and it is also one of the few resorts that provide sheltered runs. Located near Tokyo, this area is very convenient to access.



The resorts of Kiroro offer a variety of options for both adventure and luxury. It has a great lift infrastructure and new accommodations, making it one of the best areas to snowboard in the nation. It also recently changed its policy and allowed backcountry riding.

The lifts are excellent, and those who are willing to hike can access a huge amount of terrain. The resort’s accommodations are top-of-the-line, and they allow guests to unwind in the spa after a day of cruising Japanese powder.