Ski Chalets in Japan
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If you choose to ski in Japan it's not just amazing dry, light powder snow you will find. It's a completely different ski holiday. The slopes are quieter and you get to ski until 9pm on most evenings on incredible floodlight slopes.
You also get to experience a different culture, where the food and customs are so different from what you would have experienced in Europe. So if you are tired of the normal ski holiday check out what Japan has to offer.
Accommodation in Japan
Accommodation in Japan encompasses hotels, Ryokan, capsule Hotels, Shukubo, Youth Hostels and apartments. Much of the accommodation is ski in ski out, its just the names that are somehwhat different! If we look at some of the best known resorts in Japan and see what they have to offer.
In Niseko you will find luxury chalets, hotels and apartments. You will also find B&B's and accommodation for backpackers. In Hakuba you will find Japanese style hotels alonmgside more western offerings.
The term you may see in some Japanese resorts is Ryokan. Essentially these are traditional Japanese inns. In addition you may see Kokuminshukusha mentioned. These are goverment run guest houses which are meant for government employees but many also accept fee paying guests.