Ski villages and resorts around Japan are obviously popular during the winter, but they’re also open during the summer, offering plenty of hikes and family-friendly outdoor activities. The slopes are covered in lush greenery, so you can explore the grounds on foot – no snowboard or skis required.
Aside from exploring the forested mountains, many of these resorts offer special adventures like zip-lining, relaxing in a gondola-shaped sauna, fishing, and even picnicking in fields with free-roaming cows. Best of all, you’ll avoid the worst of the sweltering summer heat high up in the mountains. Here are the best ski resorts and deals in Japan for a summer getaway.
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