Japan National Tourism Organization promotes Winter Sports
Niseko Resort, Hokkaido
Japan is home to some of the best snow on Earth, with famous skiing/snowboarding resorts throughout Hokkaido, Tohoku, and the Hokuriku regions. Nagano and neighboring Niigata prefecture are famous winter sports locations that are only a 2-3 hour train ride away from Tokyo.
Shirakawa- go, Gifu Prefecture
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture