Snowball Japan Properties

Shiki Tangram a beautiful building in the heart of the Japanese alsp

Snowball Japan is a dream over 15 years in the making, starting in the heart of the Japanese Alps at Madarao ski resort and growing to Tangram Ski resort and to Sano right near the famous Snow Monkeys of Japan. An area rich with the incredible snow, culture, food and people of Japan. Whatever your winter wonderland or green season dreams entails, Snowball Japan can provide your perfect Japanese holiday.



Shiki Tangram Madarao

Shiki Tangram Madarao is in a perfect location right at Tangram ski resort next to the 18th hole of the golf course.

A year round destination with some of the best skiing and snowboarding in japan and one of the most beautiful golf courses in the country.


Yukimi Sano

Yukimi is a Meiji period property made up of a residence and the tea house. The residence has a full kitchen and all the modern comforts. We have done a complete restoration of it, turning it into a very comfortable snowy home. The tea house was built for a wedding of a famous artist almost 2 centuries ago. It is a truly amazing piece of completely unknown Japanese history. The tea house looks out at a very ancient Japanese garden which during the winter is delightfully covered by snow. We ha...


Snowman Apartments

Snowman Apartments are totally stunning, brand new and have everything you could possibly want from an apartment. Both the 4 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom apartments have a private Ofuro (Japanese style bath) on the deck, a fireplace, fully featured kitchen, tatami room, comfy couches, warm lighting and old school record players with a fabulous record collection.

The apartments are a flat short stroll to the ski runs and have expansive views of the mountains, forests and valleys.


Snowball Chalet

Snowball Chalet is where it all started and is the realisation of our dream. We set out to create a ski lodge that we would love to stay in. We always knew other people would want that too but had no idea how much people would fall in love with Snowball Chalet. 


Snowball Studios

Inspired by the Edo era architecture and interior design of Japan we have spared no expense re-creating a traditional Japanese look with all the modern western comforts you could hope for.

With incredible views over the valley, Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Kijimadaira the studios couldn't be a more perfect place to relax and enjoy Madarao from.

The Studios have a full featured kitchen, Hinoki bathroom, super comfy couches and of course are absolutely beautiful. A haven to rel...