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Rent, Buy or Ship: A Guide to Getting Ski and Snowboard Gear in Japan

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Powder perfect snow. Healing hot springs. Fast and accessible transport. Excellent-quality ski gear. It’s no mystery why Japan has become one of the world’s most increasingly popular ski destinations.
Skiing or snowboarding in Japan is also incredibly affordable—there are plenty of packages available, and lift tickets and accommodation are a fraction of the price compared to Europe. Renting or buying ski gear in Japan, however, isn’t always cheap. But if you’re willing to do a bit of research, you can find a bargain.
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As an overview, we’ve put together this little guide. Here you’ll find all you need to know about:

where to buy ski gear in Tokyo,
where to rent on the two major resorts (in Niseko and Hakuba),
the

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Tokyo to Niseko: Skiing on the Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

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Niseko, in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, is easily the most popular skiing area in the country. It’s famous for getting lots of dry powder snow (usually upwards of 15 meters) every year and is one of the few places in Japan you can enjoy off-trail skiing. What’s more, the major uptick in international visitors has made Niseko Ski Resorts more accessible than ever.
Here’s a quick guide to the basics of Niseko—how to get there, what slopes the resort is made up of, and how much it will all cost you.
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Getting from Tokyo to Niseko: Transportation options
Train
The Hokkaido Shinkansen has made it a lot easier to get to Niseko by train. In a little over 4 hours, you can get all the way to Shin-Ha

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Budget-Friendly Ski Packages from Tokyo

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With dropping temperatures and the autumn season behind us, it’s time to start planning your winter adventures and looking out for the best ski packages from Tokyo. While Hokkaido may be the most famous ski destination in Japan, you don’t have to travel far from the capital to make the most of the country’s world-class snow.
From Tokyo, there are plenty of excellent alpine destinations just a few hours away. There are several travel companies offering competitive transport + resort pass + accommodation packages. Here are some of the best and cheap ski resort packages available for Japan’s 2020 winter season.
Mt. Naeba
Mt. Naeba overnight trip
Dates: Available now
Mt. Naeba is one of Japan’s premier ski destinations, with

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