FEATURE: Japanese ski resorts luring crowd-averse "glampers"

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Ski resorts in Japan are increasingly introducing "glamping" to make use of the extensive land they occupy all year round, with tourists finding the spots a sanctuary to avoid crowds while reconnecting with nature. Meiho Resort in Gujo, Gifu Prefecture, established a glamping area on a camping site in 2018. Noriki Mizumukai, 40, of Minokamo, Gifu, visited the area with his family this summer and became an instant fan because it "doesn't require any equipment preparation," he said. His 12-year-old son Ryo, meanwhile, was more impressed with the "clean mountain air" than not having to rough it a...

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