winter

3 Must-Try Activities for a Wonderful and Fascinating Winter Experience in Japan

It’s wintertime in Japan! And what can you expect during this season? Snow, of course! Lots of snow! This, however, shouldn’t stop you from traveling and having fun. Here are three things you can do for a fascinating winter experience in Japan! 1. Visit the famous World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go Author’s photo Located in Gifu…

Looking for a Nice Winter Drink in Japan? These 4 Ought to Keep You Warm!

We all see demand for certain drinks such as melon soda, mugicha (barley tea), mango juice, and others go up during summer. However, if you are experiencing the beautiful and cold Japanese wintertime and wondering which non-alcoholic beverages would complement the weather and mood, check out these four tasty Japanese drinks! 1. Dainagon Shiruko A…

Visiting Osaka in February? Here Are 3 Interesting Events to Look Forward To!

Winter season is one of the busiest and most eventful seasons in Osaka. From December through February, parties, illuminations, and other colorful holiday events are held everywhere. Check out some activities and events that you can enjoy if you plan to visit Osaka this February 2018! 1. Plum Blossom Viewing Want to experience flower viewing…

Experience Various Winter Wonderlands at These 6 Snow Festivals in Japan This 2018

Snow festivals are popular events in Japan that both locals and tourists look forward to every year as the illumination of white powder snow enveloping the land creates a stunning scenery. The Sapporo Snow Festival and the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival in Hokkaido are two of the most famous snow festivals, with a huge…

Don’t Miss This Spectacular Snow Lantern Festival in Kyoto This Winter 2018!

With many places to visit and activities to do during winter in Japan, this cold season is popular among tourists. One of which is to visit Shirakawa-go and marvel at old, snow-covered thatched roof houses illuminated at night. Unknown to many, there’s actually another place in Japan that has traditional thatched roof houses as beautiful…

Have Some Winter Fun at the Newest Ski Resort in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan!

Enjoy the snow and the great outdoors by skiing at the newest ski resort in Japan this winter! There are currently 16 ski resorts in Hyogo Prefecture. After 14 years, the newest ski resort opened in December 2017 in the town of Kamikawa in the Kanzaki District – the Mineyama Kogen Resort White Peak! Check…

Do You Know These 6 Essential Japanese Vocabulary Items for Winter?

Winter is here in Japan, bringing dry air, clear skies, and huge snowfall in northern prefectures such as Aomori, Hokkaido, and Iwate. There are a lot of great things about winter in Japan, such as hot and delicious drinks, seasonal food such as hot pot, and winter illuminations. Here are some useful words that will…

10 Things to Do in Niigata: Nature and Gourmet!

Niigata is a beautiful prefecture located at the center of the main island and facing the Nihon sea. It’s the prefecture which is the longest, lengthwise, in Japan. Niigata isn’t so popular as a tourist place for foreigners, and most people who visit the country won’t consider coming here. However, it has a lot of…
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