Our family of six (including four children between 9 and 14) had the holiday of a lifetime skiing and snowboarding in Hokkaido in late January 2016. We flew from Brisbane, with a short stopover in Taiwan, Taipei, then straight on to Sapporo, Hokkaido. It was a very comfortable trip, with no jet lag, and we were met by JTB staff and put on a coach for a short but scenic drive through the snow to Rusutsu Resort.
The Rusutsu Resort facilities and service were fantastic and there was plenty of the most beautiful soft powder every day. There’s plenty for the kids to do — a two-storey merry-go-round, a wave pool with slide, dog sledding, snow mobiling, etc. The hot springs were a highlight. I recommend Rusutsu Resort for families with both experienced skiers and beginners, and it is the perfect introduction to Japan for first-time visitors. We are recommending this trip to anyone who will listen. Thank you JTB for one of the best holidays we have ever had.