Japanese Winter Wonderland: “Must see – Must ski”
By College Tourist Contributor of 01/31/13
Photo Essay by Dylan Turner, University of Notre Dame, NSW, Australia.
Our Australian University of Notre Dame student ambassador takes to the slopes of Japan for some real powder in Niseko. Niseko is one of the largest and premier ski areas in Hokkaido, Japan. Snow covers the ground for 130 days and the average seasonal snowfall is in excess of 10m. Whether it’s on ski’s, snowboard or snowmobile, there are plenty of trails and groomed courses for everyone. Check out @nisekotourism for more details.
Otaru is a city port in the western part of Hokkaido. Otaru nickname is “the Town of Hills” with Mt Tengu towers behind Otaru and is also a poplar ski resort in winter. It has developed and prospered as “the sea entrance” of Hokkaido over the last 100 years and it has gained the nickname of “Wall Street of the North”