It’s already mid-winter downunder, though you wouldn’t know it from the snow cover, and the clock is ticking toward next northern winter – especially for the best Early Bird deals to Japan. If you don’t know how good it is grab our new Travel Bible issue for the lowdown, with 58 pages of coverage – led off by our ‘Fresh Daily’ Niseko feature, where we set out to prove you can still get 7 pow days in 7 days there – with a higher chance of doing so than virtually anywhere else on the planet without going heli or cat skiing.

So don’t be shy, the best Niseko deals expire at the end of July with up to 20% of peak season apartments from the likes of skijapan.com, deeppowdertours.com, htholidays.com, or Travelplan. In shoulder season you can save up to 30%, eg from hanazononiseko.com

Book March & April and the deals get even better – like Kids ski & rent FREE plus up to 60% off winter accommodation rates – see skijapan.com. In spring in Niseko you will likely get some sunny days and some bursts of snow.

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