Within the ski world Japan has built an impressive reputation. For decades skiers and film crews have been traveling to Japan for the same reason. The seemingly never ending supply of deep, light, powder. Year after year more people travel there and continue to come back with similar tales of snow that never stops, lifts with little to no lines, and a culture so welcoming and courteous that even the strongest patriots will consider a long term change of locale. All of these things peaked Kyle Smaine’s interest and motivated his journey to the Land of the Rising Sun. In this travel log he reports on his adventures.