10 Japanese Home Remedies to Fight Any Cold
Winter can sometimes feel long in Japan (especially without central heat!), and February is one of the coldest months. While we hope you don’t catch any germs, those indestructible local grandmas have many tried and true methods to fight colds!
Flying the Nest Heads to Miyagi for Winter Fun
Stephen and Jess head to Miyagi for a winter wonderland full of powdery snow, winter sports and even a crafting experience.
Kairo: Japan's Top Secret to Warmth in Winter
Here's our quick guide to the different heating pads you can purchase in Japan to keep your whole body warm.
10 Things to Do in Gunma in Winter
In addition to being one of Japan's major ski and snowboard centers, Gunma offers hot springs, winter illumination and cultural activities to warm up the colder months.
The 5 Biggest Snow Festivals in Tohoku
Check out Tohoku's Five Great Snow Festivals and see how the region's long history of culture and tradition brings the frozen to life!
Snuggle Up in Your Very Own Sailor Blanket
Why bother with blankets when you can sport these comfy, cozy sailor uniform pajamas?
What to Do When You're Sick in Japan
Find out how surgical masks, Pocari Sweat, 'okayu,' doctors, and Japan’s National Health Insurance fit into the mix!
Cheap Winter Escapes to 5 Warm Global Spots
Keep these five budget-friendly travel options in mind when you want to beat the bitter Japanese cold.
12 Things to Do in Ibaraki in Winter
Warm your heart this winter with these exciting activities in Ibaraki.
Preparing to Drive Around Snowy Areas in Japan
When traveling around snowy regions in Japan by car, you'd better prepare your vehicle in advance to survive scary road conditions and frosty weather. Check out our to-do list before departing for snow-covered lands such as Hokkaido, Tohoku and Hokuriku.
Stay Warm in Winter with Snowy Japanese Songs
Once again, we look at the Japanese karaoke charts to bring you the most-sung snow-related tracks. Keep warm this season by singing along to these five hits, from the genres of J-Pop, rock and even 'enka!'
10 Ways to Save Money on Electricity in Winter
Electricity costs in winter can go through the roof because more energy is needed for heating and your time spent indoors increases. If you want to survive winter in Japan at the lowest possible cost, follow these helpful tips for saving on electricity.
25 Snowy Visual Kei Songs
In need of a cool playlist to keep your visual kei spirit warm this winter? Look no further! We've got 25 snow-themed visual kei songs that are sure to warm your heart!
Use a Japanese 'Hottie' to Keep Warm in Winter
Survive the harsh Japanese winter by cuddling up in bed with this hot little number.
How to Bathe in 'Sento' for Beginners
Have you ever bathed in a public bath in Japan? While it may seem cool for international travelers, some hesitate at the idea of stepping inside because the rules and manners of 'sento' are veiled, creating an air of mystery.
Top 5 Winter Activities in Wintery Gifu
Gifu Prefecture, in central Japan, is one of the best places to experience the wide range of winter activities that are available. From skiing and snowboarding to ice skating and snow rafting, there's bound to be some winter fun for everyone.
Yaki Kani: Grilled Crab
Crab is a Japanese specialty that's especially popular during winter time, when the hot, succulent juices of the grilled crab are a welcome treat!
A Uniquely Japanese Movie-Going Experience
Feel as though you are snuggled up at home under your very own 'kotatsu' as you catch a flick at this theater in Saitama.
Do You Wanna Build a Snow Pokemon?
With the sudden snowfall in Japan many people hit the streets to create some rather odd choices for snow sculptures.
How to Build a Full-Scale Japanese Igloo
Have you ever wanted to build an igloo? Yokote in Akita Prefecture is very famous for its igloo making festival, called 'kamakura.' We'll show you the traditional method of building snow huts just like they do in Yokote.