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.
6 Cool Japanese Words for Snow
Japan has more than 100 ways to describe snow. Here are six of the most interesting varieties!
Gorgeous 3-D Sculpted Ice Cubes
Suntory has created the most amazing and intricate addition to your glass of whisky.
Behold the Magic of Snow Sakura!
In a sort of seasonal limbo where it's not quite winter or spring, this prefecture got to experience the best of both seasons.
Ski with Sakura in Sapporo
The end of April sees all but the nation's northernmost cherry blossoms fall to the ground. But on the island of Hokkaido, the annual wave of pink and white is only about to begin.
The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan
Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.
Magical Photos of Ginzan Onsen in the Snow
Ginzan Onsen is an achingly photogenic hot spring town in the Yamagata region of northern Japan. And it looks even better in the snow!
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.
Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature
Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.
8 (+1) Insane Japanese Snowmen
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Top 5 'Frozen' Bento
What better for snow season than a delightful bunch of bento based on Disney's "Frozen"?
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!
Akita Nairiku Line: Winter Wonderland by Rail
Through the heavy Akita snowfall, a train with one or two cars makes its way across bridges that span deep valleys and through tunnels that burrow into the heart of the mountains of the region.
Capturing Snow Monsters in Aomori
Imagine fir trees disguised as snowmen—a forest covered with powdery snow that envelops everything in sight.
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!
Calvin & Hobbes Snowman Bento
Wanna bury a snowman?
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.
GoPro Snowboarding Perfection in Niseko
Two snowboarding GoPro athletes explore the white wilds of winter in Niseko, Hokkaido.
Ginormous Anime Snow Sculptures
It seems the 2016 Sapporo Snow Festival has some larger-than-life anime characters in store!
4 Ways to Hit the Snow from Tokyo
Just because you'll rarely see flakes in Japan's biggest city doesn't mean you can't reach them when needed. Here are four great ways to meet all your skiing and snowboarding needs right from the bright lights of the metropolis!