Hiroshige print of the mountains of Japan in winter
Japan in winter -
art, food, skiing, snowboarding,
and monkeys in the hot springs!


See & Ski Japan!

January 4 – 18, 2019

FNAR 480: 3 credit course
COST: $3,400 includes: hotels, activities, and select meals. (Airfare and lift tickets are not included. Lift tickets are cheaper in Japan than in the US).
MORE INFO: Sheri Leigh O’Connor, sleigh@sierranevada.edu or 775-881-7588

See and ski Japan after the holidays, before the spring ’19 term begins. Awesome is an understatement when describing Japan! Travel during the winter break to the “Japanese Alps”, where you can ski or snowboard in the gorgeous landscape of Japan, or sample the culture on day trips to iconic sites. The trip will begin in Tokyo, where we’ll visit interesting places and enjoy “Electric Town” at night. Then we’ll travel to the Shiga Kogen area in Nagano Prefecture, where the Olympics were held. We’ll visit amazing temples in Nikko, then travel to Zao, another ski area. Learn about Japanese culture and art on the trip of a lifetime!

Sheri Leigh O’Connor – Trip Facilitator

Sheri, who has been studying Japanese for years, has been to Japan more than 10 times. She is the chair of the Fine Arts department at SNC Tahoe, where she teaches ceramics. Her work has been featured in the magazines Ceramics Monthly, and Clay Times , and in several books. She has participated in numerous art exhibitions, including in Utsonomiya, Japan. Her passion lately has been traveling, particularly to Japan. “I’ve never taken anyone to Japan that didn’t absolutely love it!”

Lion Dancer
snow monsters at Zao
Japanese cuisine
snow monkeys stay warm in the onsen
skiing at Zao