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9 Weird Japanese Christmas Trees

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

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.

Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow

Find the top eight places to visit for snow!

GoPro Snowboarding Perfection in Niseko

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

6 Hokkaido Animals that Hide in Snow

These hidden winter animals are just too cute!

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!

'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.

5 Winter Day Trips from Sapporo

Sapporo is an ideal base from which to explore other areas of vast Hokkaido! From penguins to icebreakers, and ice sculptures to festivals, Hokkaido has so much to see and experience.

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.

The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan

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

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.

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.

Hokkaido Ski & Snowboard Guide

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

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!

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!

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