Best Ski Resorts in Honshu

Nozawa Onsen is a great all-rounder
Tenjindaira is fantastic for powder hounds and backcountry riders
Myoko Kogen has a lot to offer everyone
Hakkaisan - great terrain for advanced powder hounds
Hakuba Cortina: popular with powder hunters and families
Minowa in Tokoku: plenty of freshies on offer
Joetsu Kokusai - not many westerners visit
Zao powder: very little competition for the powder
Appi Kogen: great all-rounder
Nozawa Onsen: good cultural experiences and lots of English spoken
Matsumoto Castle near Nagano
The snow monkeys are near various Nagano ski resorts
Shibu Onsen in Nagano
Nagano offers lots of tourist attractions
Maiko Snow Resort is 9km north of Yuzawa
Myoko Akakura: powder and family friendly
Seki Onsen is renowned for lots of powder
Geto Kogen like other Tohoku ski resorts is awesome for powder
The Bandai ski resorts are great for chasing powder
Zao Onsen offers great views on fine days

Best Ski Resorts in Honshu

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Best Honshu Ski Resorts - Powderhounds

For information on the best Honshu ski resorts as rated by, see our best skiing in Japan awards.

The top ski resorts in Honshu are also highlighted in detail in our Japan ski resorts ratings, which include factors such as powder, terrain for different ability levels, lift infrastructure, nightlife, family friendliness, culture and cost.

Best Honshu Ski Resorts - Readers' Reviews

These awards for the "best ski resorts in Honshu" are based on the public reviews on Come and have your say on the top Honshu ski resorts by reviewing and rating a ski area. Navigate to the Honshu ski resort you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!

NB only Honshu ski resorts with a minimum of 4 reviews were considered in the awards. Where there are equal scores, the resort with more reviews is selected as the best. 1 The top overall Honshu ski resort is based on an average of the other above factors. 2 The best Honshu powder skiing is the average of the scores for snow, uncrowded and off-piste.
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