Where the Japanese ski

Tired of the crowds at Niseko, Hokkaido? Check out three resorts popular with Japanese skiers and snowboarders

Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan, is a popular ski destination with Singaporeans. But in the past decade, the town has practically become a Singaporean outpost - what with Singaporean chef Willin Low setting up a restaurant there and Singaporean companies such as Cathay Organisation and SC Global developing properties there.

For enthusiasts keen to explore other snow destinations Japan has to offer, there are three alternative resorts to check out. But as these spots are popular with Japanese travellers, it is best to book now for the next snow season in December.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 28, 2019, with the headline 'Where the Japanese ski'. Print Edition | Subscribe