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Hokkaido Ski & Snowboard Guide

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

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.

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.

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!

Autumn Starts in Daisetsuzan

The first place where you find leaves turning color in Japan is Hokkaido's Daisetsuzan National Park.

5 Great Winter Activities in Sapporo

Discover the best sights and things to do in snowy Sapporo during the winter months, including a few options off the beaten path. You'll see there's more to Sapporo than just the local ramen!

'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.

Tour a ¥100-Million Toilet

Roadside station Forest 276 Otaki looks like a log cabin, but its toilets are fit for a movie star.

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!

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.

Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow

Find the top eight places to visit for snow!

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 Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots

Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.

Top 10 Local Train Rides

Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.

Japan's 4 Most Notable Volcanoes

Because of its location on the Ring of Fire, Japan has more than 100 volcanoes—making it a top destination for those interested in these powerful symbols of danger and beauty.

Hokkaido's Top 5 Autumn Color Spots

Japan's autumnal color change begins up in Hokkaido, so you need to explore the area early if you want to catch the season's best.

6 Hokkaido Animals that Hide in Snow

These hidden winter animals are just too cute!

Japan's 11 Most Gorgeous Drone Videos

Think you can handle watching these drone-shot videos and not be compelled to visit Japan? Just try!

The 6 Most Beautiful Villages in Japan

While travelers tend to be drawn to Japan's major cities, there's much to be savored in its quiet countryside, where a different, deeper kind of beauty awaits.

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