Kyoto Japan - Everything you need to know for your next Ski holiday




Kyoto was once the nation’s capital, before being moved to Tokyo in 1868. While it is no longer the capital, it is still the heart and soul of Japan. Kyoto offers visitors a look into a well preserved history, traditions and cultures of years gone by. With 17 UNESCO world heritage sites as well as breathtaking scenery and warm and welcoming people, Kyoto is a destination to put on your list.


Featured Kyoto Articles

  • Tohoku – Exploring Honshu’s Northern Region

    Drew Jolowizc deep in the trees at Ani, one of the Tohoku’s powder-filled resorts. Photo: Dylan Robinson Sponsored content Mountainwatch | Jimmy Williams Tohoku is the northern most region of Japan’s main island, Honshu, con [...]

  • 2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – Grasshopper’s December Update

    Bluebird pow day in Niseko last winter. Will we see similar days this season? Photo: Niseko United Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The past month has been an unsettled one in Japan, where an anomalous southwest flow has brought [...]

  • Mountainwatch Guide to Myoko – Japan’s Powder Capital and Second Stop on The Golden Snowmads Tour

    Myoko is regarded as the powder capital of Japan for good reason – 15 metres average annual snowfall means there are a lot days like this. Photo: Grant Gunderson Mountainwatch | Joe Stanco After visiting Minakami and Tenjinda [...]

  • First Snow Has Fallen and Resorts are Open!

    As the mountains across the Northern Hemisphere are starting to disappear under a blanket of snow, ski enthusiasts around the world are starting to dust off their gear, in preparation for those first powder turns! In Japan, Niseko [...]

  • 2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – Grasshopper’s November Update

    Niseko and Mt Yotei after this week’s snowfalls cleared. Photo: 360niseko Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper First North America, then Europe, and now Japan is on the map after the first proper snowstorm of the season came through [...]

  • 2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – What We Can Expect in an El Nino Year

    Drew Jolowicz finding deep powder at Appi Kogen, northern Honshu, in Feb 2020 a season that experienced a moderate to strong El Niño. Photo: Dylan Robinson Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Here we go folks, another Japanese snow [...]

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