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.
10 Beautiful Snow-Themed Japanese 'Ukiyo-e'
'Ukiyo-e' painters depicted all facets of life, from the mundane to the most beautiful, including Edo in white!
Snow-Clad Onsen Has Us Ready to Pack Our Bags
These ethereally romantic images remind us why a wintertime visit to a snow-covered onsen resort is extra special.
10 Snow Spots in Japan Perfect for Instagram
If you want to get your 'Gram game going while traveling in the land of the rising sun in winter, make sure to keep in mind these Instagram-worthy spots for your itinerary.
Affordable Travel to Snow Wall Yuki-no-Otani
Make time in your schedule to visit the snow wall, Yuki-no Otani, this spring using our cash-saving tips.
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!
Top 5 Ski & Snowboard Areas for 2019
Japan has long been known for its soft powder snow and first-class ski and snowboard resorts that offer high-quality facilities and a wide range of attractions and activities. But some facilities are among the best of the best! Here are our 2018 picks.
3 Very Japanese Snow Creatures
When it comes to snow, each country has its own tradition and imagery. Here are three Japanese creatures that are associated with snow.
Beautiful Scenes of Snowy Tottori
Japan is always beautiful—but it takes on a special serenity when covered in snow! Check out these lovely scenes of historic Kurayoshi City under a white, fluffy blanket.
Encounter History & Nature in Magical Miyagi
Follow along with our resident Japanese history buff who spent two 'cool' days exploring Miyagi Prefecture in the northeastern area of Tohoku, checking out the nature, cultural experiences and, of course, the rich history of this gorgeous region of Japan.
Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido
Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!
Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber
In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.
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.
World's 3 Snowiest Cities All in Japan!
If you've never lived in Japan, you may now know the nation has sort of a thing for snow. How much snow? Well, the world's three snowiest cities are all in Japan! Can you guess which ones they are?
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.
Guide to Hiking Hokkaido's Rebun Island
Rebun Island (礼文島) is a hiker's dream and a hidden secret nestled just off the main island of Hokkaido Prefecture. Why not make 2018 the time to visit Rebun Island and enjoy the stunning views this place has to offer.
Chill Out in an Ice Hotel in Hokkaido
Whether you're lounging around on ice chairs or taking a dip in an outdoor bath, this hotel is sure to warm your heart despite being made out of ice!
Top 4 Snow Festivals in Hokkaido 2019!
Check out our guide to Hokkaido’s biggest and best snow and ice festivals—perfect for making the most of the cold weather!
Snow-Capped Landmarks Glisten in White Powder
Sensoji Temple, the Ghibli Museum and Tokyo Disneyland are always worth a visit, but especially on snowy days like this.
5 Great Snow Getaways from Nagoya
When there's snow, think of these five places in the Chubu region of Japan. From visiting hot spring villages to seeing bathing monkeys, you'll be enjoying the cold!