Spectacular Adventures in Snow-Covered Japan

See the wintry side of this Asian archipelago.

Spring isn't the only time Japan fills with people enjoying its gorgeous natural spaces. While bright blossoms certainly draw crowds, a winter in Japan is just as stunning—and filled with opportunities for adventure. As a growing ski destination, the country offers snow-lovers both resort and backcountry options for exploring the wintry wonderland. Regardless of your choice or skill level, impressive views and soft powder are guaranteed. Follow the frosty adventures of our National Geographic Your Shot photographers in this action-packed gallery.