Bus Down the Three-Star Road
In the snow belt between Hokuriku and Gifu's Hida Mountain Range, take a bus tour down a road lined with three-star tourist spots listed in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.
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.
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.
Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow
Find the top eight places to visit for snow!
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!
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.
6 Cool Japanese Words for Snow
Japan has more than 100 ways to describe snow. Here are six of the most interesting varieties!
6 Things You Should Know About Japanese Snow
There are a few unique things about Japanese snow.
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!
The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan
Did your favorite Japanese ski or snowboard spot make it to the Top 5?
Calvin & Hobbes Snowman Bento
Wanna bury a snowman?
The Real Wall-E of Snow Clearing
Thanks to this snow-eating robot, your days of shoveling snow may be over!
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!
The Snowscape of Daigo Temple
The hidden Daigo Temple is one site you won't want to miss—especially in winter when snow blankets the grounds!
GoPro Snowboarding Perfection in Niseko
Two snowboarding GoPro athletes explore the white wilds of winter in Niseko, Hokkaido.
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.
8 (+1) Insane Japanese Snowmen
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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.
Top 5 'Frozen' Bento
What better for snow season than a delightful bunch of bento based on Disney's "Frozen"?
Capturing Snow Monsters in Aomori
Imagine fir trees disguised as snowmen—a forest covered with powdery snow that envelops everything in sight.