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Navigating the Sapporo Snow Festival

Featuring intricate snow and ice sculptures on a monumental scale—including pop culture icons and near-life-sized replicas of famous structures—the Sapporo Snow Festival draws over 2 million visitors each year.

8 Incredible Snow Scenes in Japan

Here's a selection of places that are beautiful in the warm weather, but in the winter, that beauty is multiplied!

9 Weird Japanese Christmas Trees

Tired of the tinsel? Are ornaments too ordinary? How about decorating your tree with some of these unique ornaments?

Japan's 7 Best Spring Ski Locations

Japan gets so much snow that some of its biggest resorts offer skiing into the second week of May—and there's even one that goes into July!

5 Must-Visit Hokkaido Spots During Christmas

Whenever we talk about Christmas in Japan, most of us immediately imagine a snowy image and naturally associate it with Hokkaido.

Japan's 8 Creepiest Shrines & Temples

Most temples and shrines will bring you a sense of harmony and peace. However, some also come with their share of unnerving events and creepy stories.

Explore Sapporo in the Snow

Sapporo is the fifth most populous city in Japan, yet most of the big tourist attractions can be reached on foot from Sapporo Station.

All Aboard the Snow Miku Train!

From February 5 to 11, residents of Sapporo City will see their town transformed into a Snow Miku wonderland complete with Snow Miku trains and merchandise.

The Train that Wouldn't Quit in 2015

This small train station in Hokkaido has kept open for one high school girl until she graduates at the end of March 2016.

Visit Elsa's Frozen Castle in Hokkaido

Even though this museum bears a striking resemblance to Elsa's crystal palace in the Disney movie "Frozen," it was actually built a little over a decade before the film premiered!

'Tis the Season of Giving

One restaurant in Hokkaido decided that the giving season should continue all year round—so it devised a unique payment system to make giving a little easier.

Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow

Find the top eight places to visit for snow!

The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan

Did your favorite Japanese ski or snowboard spot make it to the Top 5?

6 Hokkaido Animals that Hide in Snow

These hidden winter animals are just too cute!

There's No Vegetable Like Snow Vegetables!

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "frozen vegetables," farmers in these prefectures have decided to harvest their crops a little differently.

9 Best Backcountry Ski Spots in Japan

When you get tired of the pistes, there's always plenty of powder off the back—or further up! From Nagano to Hokkaido, here are the nine best backcountry ski spots in the country.

Japan's Top 3 Flower Parks

Being cocooned by sweet floral scents among a palette of bright colors will leave your nose and eyes calling out for more!

Free Niseko App Will Keep You in the Snow

Want to navigate Niseko with ease? The Niseko App has been updated for the 2015/16 season, free to download on both iPhone and Android.

GoPro Snowboarding Perfection in Niseko

Two snowboarding GoPro athletes explore the white wilds of winter in Niseko, Hokkaido.

Hokkaido Ski & Snowboard Guide

Hokkaido is one of Japan's most famous winter regions!

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