Wish I was here: Niseko, Japan

At the beginning and end of every week, we dream about where we'd rather be

Niseko resort is one of the most famous skiing spots in Japan. Photo / 123RF
Niseko resort is one of the most famous skiing spots in Japan. Photo / 123RF

There's such a thing as too much warm weather.

While sweating it out in work clothes in Auckland's humidity this morning, we couldn't help but fantasise about the crisp mountain air and perfect powdery snow of northern Japan.

Best run of the season ? #15winterhunters #Annupuri #Niseko #Japan

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Niseko is one of the most famous Japanese ski resorts among international skiers and snowboarders.

Read more: Japan: Snowblind in Niseko

Located in Japan's northernmost island Hokkaido, cold weather systems from the nearby Sea of Japan help produce the deep, dry powder Niseko is famous for.

Arigato Niseko ?? #niseko

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And what better backdrop than the peak of Mount Yotei, a postcard-perfect representation of a snowy mountain.

Read more: Powder perfect in Japan's mountains

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Check out more Instagram photos from the last 24 hours at Niseko resort below - looks like it's a good season over there:

On top of the clouds, waiting for the sun to set with @maadmaude || #Japan #niseko #sunset #skiing #nomaad

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Food trucks #niseko #foodtrucks #LLBNiseko #dgNiseko2016

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