Prince hotel recommends 3 Not-to-Miss Snow Resort in 2019-2020

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Monday November 4, 2019 14:24
Bangkok--4 Nov--Vector Group

One of the things that must be experienced by those who travel to Japan in winter is enjoying ski and snowboarding with high-quality snow. Not only the famous winter destination Hokkaido, but all-around Japan has broader choices of snow resort that everyone can enjoy with family and friends.

Prince Hotel Co., Ltd., which operates nine snow resorts in Japan, recommends three of its best snow resorts and hotels for this winter, which offer not only skiing and snowboarding but also various kinds of experienced-based activities, which are popular among foreign travelers from snowless countries such as Thailand. The unique winter travel spots at each snow resort include attractions and activities such as the ski school for kids, Japan's longest gondola, beautiful and colossal outlet shopping malls, and the beautiful light up at night.

1. Mt. Naeba, Niigata - Naeba Ski Resort

The Mt. Naeba Ski Resort locates in Niigata prefecture, which is one of the most famous areas for ski fans, comprises two separate vast ski areas – the Naeba and Kagura areas. This resort is Prince Snow Resorts' large-scale and flagship ski location and is the most popular ski resort that offers excellent snow quality, and major attractions for domestic and overseas visitors. Visitors to the Naeba ski area can also ride Japan's longest gondola over to the adjacent Kagura ski area. Those two areas attract skiers from around the world.

  • Pandaruman Kids Ski School

Pandaruaman Kids Ski School is a patented ski program designed for children of 3 -12 years old, locates in 12 ski resorts nationwide including Naeba, Karuizawa and Hokkaido. For the beginners, understanding how to play and being interested in playing is very crucial. The lessons focus on teaching children the balance and position control required to ski. Instead of typical ski teaching, the lessons are especially designed for young children so they can learn through playful and motivated exercises with toys and games. The program using the friction mat system is the one and only patented in Japan, and even children as young as three years old can learn to ski safely and adequately. Courses in English are also available, and all the necessary equipment is included in the program so that it will be the best way to introduce snow sports to children and keep them excited about getting on the snow during the travel.

  • Fireworks Viewing Tour on A Snowcat

Enjoying winter scenery is not only for the daytime, but guests will also be amazed to see the fantastic show that colors the clear night sky with fireworks from the slopes above the fireworks launching spot with the stars spreading out in the sky.

Dates: December 21,28,31 / January 1-4,11,12,18,25 / February 1,8,10,15,21,22,27,29 / March 7,14,20,21,28
  • Yukiguni Agri Park Yuzawa Strawberry Farm

Yukiguni Agri Park Yuzawa Ichigo-mura(Strawberry Farm) is located in Yuzawa-machi, around a 6-minutes' drive from Echigoyuzawa Station. Visitors can pick sweet and juicy Echigohime strawberries that are grown with great attention to their watering and cultivation in the farm's three big greenhouses from around January to June. Visitors can choose to either take home their strawberries or enjoy the all-you-can-eat option. The farm also has a rest area to enjoy the strawberries.

Address: 750-1 Kandatsu, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma, Niigata prefecture
2. Karuizawa, Nagano - Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort: A beautiful all-round resort, just about an hour from Tokyo

Karuizawa is known as one of Japan's most popular holiday resorts in Nagano Prefecture, and it is also a great area to enjoy the snow with great natures and relaxing top-class accommodations. Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort is one of the easiest and most accessible resorts from Tokyo since visitors can reach there in just about an hour by Shinkansen. The ski resort offers excellent walking trails mainly for beginner and intermediate level skiers, as well as snow parks. The ski season in Karuizawa starts from November, making it one of the first ski resorts to open in Japan every year. In addition to great skiing and newly built accommodations, guests can also enjoy excursions to the large adjacent shopping mall.

  • Sightseeing Lift

Not only for those who are interested in winter sports, guests who do not ski or snowboard can also enjoy the lifts to go up and see the splendid view of Karuizawa winter scenery. What's more, at night, guests can join the night tour to enjoy the view of the starry night sky and the fantastic scenery from the ski resort summit at the altitude of 1,155 meters. The night tour will start from, every Saturday from December 21, 2019, until April 5, 2020, and during the new year holidays.

  • Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza

The Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza is a vast, sprawling, and modern fashion outlet in the beautiful mountain resort town of Karuizawa. There were over 200 stores of major fashion brands at Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza, which is decorated in elegant, sylvan surroundings. It is just an xx-minute walk from Karuizawa Station. The stylish, 26-hectare Karuizawa Prince Shopping Plaza comprises six blocks of stores divided into the east and west sections of Karuizawa Station, offering over 200 stores of internationally well-known clothing brands, as well as a restaurant section.

3. Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama, Nagano - Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel
  • Enjoy your winter holiday at Japan's largest ski area

Shiga Kogen is the largest ski area in Japan located in Nagano Prefecture, and it has 18 connected ski resorts. The main resort here is Yakebitaiyama that offers various ski trails for all levels on a huge hill covered with "Platinum Snow". There are 3 Shiga Kogen Prince Hotels (East, South, and West) at the base of Yakebitaiyama. Ski-in and ski-out accommodation are also available.

  • Candle Night and Don Don Yaki Festival

The unique candle decoration will light the night in front of the lobby of the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel East building from December to January. You can enjoy a photogenic space with snow and candlelight. What's more, on January 12, 2020, a traditional festival in Nagano called "Don Don Yaki" will be held in front of the South building, which burns New Year's decorations and hopes for good health and harvest of the year. The best choice to enjoy the traditional culture if you travel during the season.

  • Snow Monkey Park

The Snow Monkey Park is a unique place where you can observe the wild monkeys going about their daily lives, including their unusual behavior of bathing in hot springs. Visitors from around the world have been coming to the park to spend time with the famous snow monkeys of Jigokudani, which is close to Shiga Kogen.


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