There are many excellent Children Friendly Ski Resorts Around Tokyo to visit and enjoy snow sports and snow-related activities during winter months. These resorts are easily accessible from Tokyo and can be a day trip or overnight stays. We have listed the best Japanese Ski Resorts that are close to Tokyo. and suitable for families and children.
The mountains surrounding Tokyo are filled with a variety of ski and snowboarding resorts, aimed at people of all ages. Most of the resorts have English speaking staff, making these a great day trip for kids and teenagers. The resorts all offer ski and snowboard lessons, child daycare and multiple dining options to satisfy everyone’s taste. Here is a list of Children Friendly Ski Resorts Around Tokyo.
Children Friendly Ski Resorts
Mt. Fuji Area
Fujiyama Snow Resort Yeti is usually the first snow resort to open in the Tokyo area, usually by mid-October. This is a relatively small resort and as a result, it is perfect for families with children. It has a few easy slopes for beginners, a snowboarding park, and a snow stadium that offers tubing and sledding. It is easily accessible by bus, leaving from Gotemba station on the Yamanote line, taking about one hour. Location: 2428 Suyama, Susono, Shizuoka Google Maps
Fujiten Snow Resort is located on the foothills of Mt. Fuji. This is a very scenic place to have fun in the winter snow, with the iconic Mt Fuji located in the background. This resort is family-friendly and a great option for kids and adults alike. The Chibikko area has a large sledding slope and children can enjoy playing in the snow safely at this resort. Location: 401-0320 Yamanashi, Minamitsuru District, Narusawa Google Maps
Madarao Resort is a fantastic place for the whole family and the Madarao Kids Park is popular with children of all ages and there are some excellent snow playground activities, sleds, snow tubes, and a snow fun corner. There is a special snow escalator that makes it easy for small children to move around. Location: 11492-70 Iiyama, Nagano Google Maps
Nozawa Onsen Resort is a popular family winter holiday destination. This is a large resort that has something for people of all ages. Nozawa Onsen provides snowboard and ski lessons, childcare facilities and a great children’s snow park with jumping castles, slides, tube runs and other winter fun activities. Location: 7653 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen, Shimotakai District, Nagano Google Maps
This is one of the most popular mountain ranges in Japan for snowboarding, skiing and children’s snow play areas. There are many places to visit in Hakuba to enjoy winter activities for people of all ages. We have included the most family and children friendly ski resorts to have a great time in powder snow.
Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort is a regular-sized snow and ski resort. There is something for the whole family and there are many winter activities to keep everyone busy. The Toomi slope area is located in front of Escal Plaza is a good snow play area for the children. There is a large indoor cafeteria, where the parents can sit and watch their children through the large glass windows. Also, the resort has a large, indoor kids play area called “Wood Land”, where the children can escape the elements and try their skills on the jungle gym. Location: 22184-10 Kamishiro, Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Google Maps
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park is an awesome ski resort for the whole family. This resort has a wide selection of slopes, great on-hill facilities, and deep snow. The Kid’s Slope is conveniently located at the entrance of Hakuba 47 base area. It has a small kids park, kids room and children’s areas with separate sled and ski slopes, serviced by a magic carpet! This is the perfect environment for children to have fun in the snow. Location: 24196-47 Kamishiro, Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Google Maps
Happo-One Snow Resort is a very large winter playland that has something for everyone. The Sakka Kids Park includes the Sakka Snow Plaza Kids Space and Sakka Ski Slope that is a designated area for first-time skiers or snowboarders. The Usagidaira Kids Space is upstairs from the Gondola lift. This is a fantastic play area for very young children. Also, the resort has pre-school and child care facilities. Location: Hokujo, Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Google Maps
Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort is a medium-sized resort. There is a wide range of winter activities for the whole family, and quality slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. There is always a great supply of snow, as there is a large number of artificial snow machines. The kid’s park and kids-only ski school are great for families with small children. Location: 1016 Karuizawa, Kitasaku District, Nagano Google Maps
Shirakabako Royal Hills Ski Resort is a relatively small resort. Therefore, this resort is a good place for families and children to enjoy winter activities. The Snow Playing Plaza and sledding course are good fun. This resort is famous for the childproofing play equipment in the snow play areas, consequently, it’s safe for children of all ages. Location: 3419-1 Chino, Nagano Google Maps
Naeba Ski Resort is a large resort with a wide range of winter activities for the whole family. This resort is very family-friendly and has a number of children play areas including a kid’s snow park, an indoor children’s ski area, snow trains, snow tubing, and a family snow land. Like many of the other family-oriented ski resorts, childcare is available as are ski and snowboard lessons for beginners. Location: 202 Mikuni, Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata Google Maps
GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort is the only winter resort that is directly connected via a Shinkansen (Bullet train) to Tokyo Station, and it is about 90 minutes away. Because of the ease of access and close distance from Tokyo, this is a very popular resort and they have a good selection of winter activities for the whole family. This resort is a fantastic place for children and it has a large snow play area. Location: 1039-2 Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata Google Maps
NASPA Ski Garden resort is not a very large resort. However, it does have a good selection of slopes for all skill levels. This resort is very children-oriented and home to “Pingu” the beloved Japanese animation character. The Kids Garden play area, sledding areas, and other children-oriented facilities are fun and the Pingu mascot and theme can be found everywhere around the resort to keep the children entertained. Location: 2117-9 Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata Google Maps
Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort is a fairly large-sized Japanese ski resort that has its own train station, making access easy. This resort has a good range of slopes and has something for the whole family. This is the home of “Spongebob Squarepants” the famous cartoon show, and this resort is one of the best for children in Japan. The Kid’s Paradise and Sori Land have a large variety of wintertime activities that provide unlimited fun for children. Location: Minamiuonuma, Niigata Google Maps
Grandeco Snow Resort is a great snow play area that has a good selection of easy wide-open slopes for beginners and children. This family-friendly resort has the Deco Land, which is a children’s area with snow play equipment. There is also a snow sports school, child care facilities, and playroom for children. Location: Arasunasawayama Hibara, Kitashiobara, Yama District, Fukushima Google Maps
Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai is a massive ski resort that covers three mountain ranges. This resort can be very busy on weekends or holidays. There is a family priority parking area that allows for close parking to the children’s play area. It has a good size beginner and family snow play area, designed for children of all ages. Location: Shimizudaira-6838-68 Sarashina, Bandai, Yama District, Fukushima Google Maps
Hunter Mountain Shiobara Resort is a popular ski and snowboard resort that is close to Tokyo. It is a 1-hour train ride from Ueno station to Nasushiobara Station and a one-hour free shuttle bus to the resort. This a fairly good-sized resort that has a lot to offer the whole family with a wide range of winter activities. The resort has a good variety of activities for children of all ages including a large children’s park. Location: Nasushiobara, Tochigi Google Maps
Norn Minakami Resort is one of the closest winter resorts to Tokyo. This resort is small and it uses a large number of snow machines. It has a fun Snowland park, made specifically for young children. Furthermore, it is a great place for kids of all ages to play in the snow. Location: 479-139 Terama, Minakami, Tone District, Gunma Google Maps
Appi Resort is a very large winter activities playground. The resort slopes here range from the super easy to the really advanced. This resort has a good family park that has been designed with small children in mind. It is equipped with a children’s play area and sledding, tubing, and snow playground. Ice fishing is also available, which can be fun for the whole family. Location: 117-1 Appikogen, Hachimantai, Iwate Google Maps
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