What to do in Japan in winter? One of the most recommended things to do in Japan in winter is skiing near the popular tourist site Mt.Fuji. Mt.Fuji areas have high-quality powder snow ski resorts with amazing views of the highest mountain. You can go skiing with a day trip to Mt.Fuji since it takes only 2 or 3 hours to get there from the center of Tokyo. After enjoying skiing, how about soaking in onsen (hot springs) in the Mt.Fuji area. Here are 3 best ski resorts near Mt.Fuji in 2018–2019. These ski resorts offer ski and snowboard equipment rentals, so you can take a ski trip with hands free.
1. Fujiten Snow Resort
Fujiten Snow Resort (ふじてんスノーリゾート) is one of the most popular ski resorts near Mt.Fuji where you can enjoy skiing with views of Mt.Fuji. The ski resort offers 7 courses for various skiers and snowboarders from beginners to advanced visitors.
One of its courses Downhill East is the most exciting and longest one in the resort with the 1,500m long slope and the maximum slope gradient 32°. On top of Downhill East, you can see Mt.Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko. For experienced snowboarders, there is a snowboard park with more than 10 items(kicker, rail, box and so on).
At the Family Course, beginners and family with kids are able to enjoy skiing and snowboarding slowly with a beautiful view of Mt.Fuji.
Fujiten Snow Resort has three restaurants which serve classic ski dishes such as curry and ramen. Of course, rental skiing and snowboarding gears are available!
Access: 2–3 hours by train and taxi from Shinjuku Station, Haneda Airport or Narita Airport
Season: around early December, 2018 to around late March, 2019
Hours: 8:30–17:00 (Weekdays)/9:00–17:00 (Weekends and Holidays)/16:00–22:00 (All Night)
Lift Pass Ticket Rate (1Day): JPY4,000 (Weekdays)/JPY4,500 (Weekends and Holidays)/JPY2,500 (All Night)