The Perfect Japan Ski Honeymoon
The trip of a lifetime; a chance to create memories that will be shared forever; never is it more important to pick the right destination. And what could be more unique than a trip to one of the snowiest places on earth where you will be treated with warmth and hospitality that couldn’t be imagined elsewhere. This is what a Japan ski honeymoon can offer, when done right!
Yes, there are places in Japan where Aussies outnumber the locals, where visitors are more powderhounds than culture seekers and where the tranquility sought for your honeymoon may seem a million miles away. But there are also Japan ski destinations which make you feel like you have stepped into a different world; where the wonders of Japan can be found around every corner, and where you can enjoy a romantic honeymoon like no other.
One such example is a secluded resort ran by a local Japanese family called Sierra Resort Hakuba. Far from the hustle and bustle of Hakuba’s main resort centre, buried in the beauty and tranquility of this spectacular mountain range, Sierra Resort prides itself on offering guests the best that Japan can offer; outstanding hospitality, delicious local food, and some of the highest quality onsen you can experience in Japan. Sitting in an outdoor hot-spring surrounded by forest and fresh snow, fat flakes landing on your head as your body relaxes in the healing waters, the only thing to do is close your eyes and hope the moment will last forever.
Resorts like Sierra provide the best of both worlds. A true immersion in Japanese culture combined with every comfort and convenience you desire; high quality Western beds in an ambiance which is unmistakably Japanese; private bathrooms with jacuzzis as well as the traditional public onsen. Honeymooners can spend their evenings together in the most romantic setting imaginable; gazing at the stars from a private outdoor onsen, or sipping wine in front of the fire while watching the snow fall outside, anticipating the next day on the slopes.
And of course the slopes of Japan are where you will find some of the best skiing and snowboarding anywhere in the world. Sierra Resort Hakuba is nestled between Tsugaike and Iwatake, which is one of the true wonders of this accommodation. The quality of the skiing in these smaller resorts is every bit as magical as that in Hakuba’s most famous ski areas, but you have the slopes almost to yourself! And with a bus directly linking Sierra with Tsugaike, Iwatake and the larger resorts of Happo One, Goryu and 47, experiencing the full variety of skiing that Hakuba Valley has to offer could not be any easier!
Of course any Japan ski holiday is about more than a great place to stay, and travelling to Japan, especially if it is for the first time, may seem like a daunting prospect. Luckily there are some excellent niche travel companies who live and breath this part of the world, and who are there to provide all the assistance you need without charging more than if you booked direct. One such company which has been around for more than 10 years is Japan Ski Experience. It offers a huge range of Hakuba accommodation and is particularly renowned for going the extra mile to make sure every question is answered and your itinerary is seamless. Just what you need for that special occasion!