The JR Rail Pass is one of the best ways for tourists to explore Japan.
The Japan Rail (JR) Pass is a special pass valid for unlimited travel on Japan Railways (JR) transportation, including all JR trains (shinkansen “bullet trains” except “NOZOMI” and “MIZUHO” services, limited express trains, express trains and rapid or local trains)*, JR bus company local lines (JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokai Bus, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Kyushu Bus) and the JR Miyajima ferry.
Japan – Endless Discovery has more information on their website or head directly to pre-order your JR Pass here.
Kuma Lodge and Madarao Resort
Kuma is a boutique ski lodge, with ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes of Madarao, Japan. Madarao is quite possibly the best family ski resort in Japan thanks to consistent soft snow, uncrowded slopes and a wide variety of terrain (from beginner to complete powderhound)