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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Presently sharing the top spot with tennis as the best sport among the young and old Japanese, skiing in Japan only started receiving fame in the 1980's. Its rise caused a phenomenon that prodded the government to renovate the old and traditional ski areas they have had for years. This action has made local and international tourists to frequent the local islands. Snow lovers who are after jobs for foreigners in Japan increased too.
If you are planning to have a memorable ski trip there, it would be beneficial for you to know the best time to visit. Avoid the months of April until August which hold the main national holidays and peak travelling season. These months draw a great crowd of natives and foreigners to the various ski resorts in Japan.
Summer in this Asian country is characterized by a highly humid atmosphere. While it may not be the best time for tourists to ski, some vacationers still make the most out of this season especially when it is the only time they get weeks off from school or work.
The best island to visit during summer is Hokkaido. Compared to the other three islands, Hokkaido experiences a cooler summer. You can spot in this island the some of the tallest snow-covered mountains which makes Japan look a lot like Montana. You can also see here the city of Sapporo which is famed for the annual Snow Festival happening in the month of February. This affair totally makes skiing in Japan memorable.
If sightseeing and exploring the countryside is what you plan in addition to skiing, fall would be the best time for you to do so. However it is also the high time for typhoons to ruin your any perfectly planned vacations. If you do not want to be caught up in unpleasant situations, check the weather forecast first before flying there.
Winter remains the perfect occasion for a fun-filled ski trip to the land of the rising sun. Winter, which lasts for four months, covers the entire country with great amount of snow; making any one enjoy their desired winter sports during this Japan ski season. Along with the challenging and long slopes of good snow that this season brings are the natural hot spring resorts which calm the tired bodies of skiers with steamy hot water. These spots which prove to be one of the loveliest in the world can be found in Nozawa and Niseko.
Besides these, skiing lessons are also a regular activity in these ski areas. Group and private lessons are both done half-day and full-day. Private lessons whether done half-day or the entire day cost four times as much as the group lesson fees. So, better prepare some cash if a private skiing lesson is what you want.
Due to the continuous effort of the government to make skiing in Japan world-class, ski areas are becoming more accessible by road, rail and plane. As the facilities are being enhanced, the country is getting known for snowboarding t and other things to see in Japan too. Take the plunge in the Japanese slope of your choice today!