Sake Brewing in Saku
Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.
The 70th Sapporo Snow Festival Kicks Off
The Sapporo Snow Festival is underway in Hokkaido, with more than 190 snow and ice sculptures on display around the city between February 4 to February 11.
Snow Crab Season Starts in Central Japan
The snow crab season kicked off in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan on November 5.
Journey to Your Winter Wonderland via Catbus
We were blown away by this anime snow builder's renditions of Totoro's Catbus and other fan favorites.
Frozen Pants Stand on Their Own!
Hokkaido has 79 cm of snow on the ground and -30°C temperatures, cold enough to freeze clothing into stand-alone sculptures.
Ice Bubble Phenomenon Photographed in Hokkaido
Hokkaido's Lake Nukabira is home to an unusual natural phenomenon where gases bubbling up to the surface actually freeze as they make their way up.
7 Wild Winter Adventures in Japan's Outdoors
When winter sends temperatures plummeting, Japan's outdoors are full of fun things to do, from the usual skiing and snowboarding to ice fishing, ice climbing and even dog sledding or bicycling through the snow.
Snow Crab Fetches Record $46,000!
Meet one of the world's most expensive crabs! The first year's haul of this winter delicacy went for a record setting price.
Central Japan's Husband-Throwing Festival
You won't believe this wacky winter ritual where locals throw a married man down a snowy hill to his wife.
Diamond Dust Glitters in Fukushima
The shimmering, icy crystals known as "diamond dust" made a village in Fukushima Prefecture look like a fairytale come to life!
Aomori's Stunning Winter "Cherry Blossoms"
These "cherry blossoms" at Hirosaki Castle in Aomori Prefecture are bringing some much needed warmth to Japan's wintery north.
Snowshoe Adventures in Japan’s Powder Snow
Looking for a way to enjoy Japan’s winter wonderland besides skiing? Snowshoe trekking offers you the freedom to leave the trails and explore Japan’s unspoiled mountain landscapes.
Top 4 Snow Festivals in Hokkaido 2020!
Check out our guide to Hokkaido’s biggest and best snow and ice festivals—perfect for making the most of the cold weather!
Five Hokkaido Dishes to Warm Up Your Winter!
When the winter weather on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido turns delightfully cold, you can be sure that these local dishes will warm you up from the inside.
See How Trees Get Their Winter Rope Umbrellas
Have you ever wondered how the gardeners at Kenroku-en put up ropes on the trees to protect them from snow this winter? We've got just the video for you.
10 Best Ski Resorts In Japan For Beginners
Ski & Snowboard Japanese Winter
Skiing and snowboarding are on many of our bucket-lists. Let's explore the top 10 Japan's top recommended ski resorts for beginners.
Surviving Japan’s Winter – Must Have Items!
Thrive in Japan's bone-chilling winter with these 7 must-have (cheap) items!
Mount Fuji Shining Bright Like a Diamond
Fuji aficionados rushed to get their cameras set up to see the sun rising over Mount Fuji, creating a dazzling diamond-like form that appears around the Winter Solstice. Click through to check out the stellar video.
Photographs of Snow Covered Tokyo
Japanese photographer Yusuke Komatsu's "Snow in Tokyo" series shows the beauty of Japan's huge metropolis on the rare occasions it receives snowfall.
Hokkaido Feeling Record Cold -25° Temps
Inland areas of Hokkaido including Etanbetsu and Horokanai are setting record temperatures near -25°C, the coldest this year in all of Japan.