This argument rears it's head regularly on these threads. https://www.powderhounds.com/Japan/Gems.aspx I've personally seen Myoko turn in 20 years from almost my only little fiefdom into bogan paradise. That's good and bad. At the end of the day I know see a lot of local businesses growing and prospering whereas as before they would be holding on or closing down. In the end that has to be a good thing. Don't like being where the foreigners are? Hundreds more of little local resorts that would like to see you on their hill. I'm going to explore some of those in Toyama myself this season.