Japan ski resorts in Fukushima are currently offering discounted ski passes for international tourists.
Visit any of the 22 ski resorts in the Aizu (i.e., Alts, Grandeco, Nekoma) and Minami Aizu (i.e., Takatsue, Daikura) areas from now until March 31, 2017 to take advantage of this offer.
You just need to go to the ticket office of the ski resort and show your passport. To qualify, you must have a tourist visa stamped in your passport.
If you are between the ages of 19 and 24, you can get a free one-day pass. Everyone else can get a day pass for 2,000 yen. This is a pretty good deal considering a one-day pass is usually around 4,000-5,000 yen.
Of course, this doesn’t include rentals. Ski and/or snowboard rentals range from 3,000-5,000 yen depending on the ski resort.
How to Get There
From Tokyo, you can take a train or bus to Koriyama station. From Koriyama station, there are shuttle buses to get to the ski resorts or you can rent a car.
From Tokyo station, take the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Koriyama. It takes about 1 1/2 hours and costs 8,000 yen one-way.
From Narita airport, there is a bus that travels directly to Koriyama station. It takes 4 hours and costs 4,950 yen one-way.
The bus operates Friday through Monday until March 13, 2017. It leaves Narita airport at 7:30 pm and arrives at Koriyama station at 11:35 pm. See details
Notable Fukushima Japan Ski Resorts
- Alts: One of the larger ski resorts in the Aizu area offering 29 slopes and 8 lifts. About 1 1/2 hours from Koriyama station by shuttle bus.
- Grandeco: A ski resort in the Aizu area with 8 slopes and 5 lifts. About 1 1/2 hours from Koriyama station by shuttle bus.
- Nekoma: Ski resort in the Aizu area with 8 slopes and 6 lifts. About 2 hours from Koriyama station by shuttle bus.