Japan Ski Resorts: A Guide to Hitting the Slopes near Tokyo

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Skiing and snowboarding near Tokyo ain’t exactly cheap, but there are lots of places within spitting distance of the metropolis where you can carve out a bit of snow. With careful planning, a few days of winter adventure can be had without leaving you with only lint in your pockets. A bonus of a trip to Japan ski resorts is that many of them also have onsen nearby, perfect for a relaxing soak after a day of intense activity on the slopes.
Let’s begin with the basics. First up, the packing and logistics.
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Ski and snowboarding gear
If you’re a somewhat avid skier or boarder, you can save a bundle on rentals by bringing your own gear (but you knew that). Recycle shops, especially the likes of Off House, have great deals on u

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