Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow
Find the top eight places to visit for snow!
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.
Iwate Ski & Snowboard Guide
There are 16 ski and snowboard resorts in Iwate Prefecture, most located on the western mountainous region near the border with Akita Prefecture.
Yamagata Ski & Snowboard Guide
Snowboard through "ice monsters" in Yamagata!
Nagano Ski & Snowboard Guide
Nagano is easily accessible from Tokyo, offering an incredible range of Olympic-level slopes!
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.
The Real Wall-E of Snow Clearing
Thanks to this snow-eating robot, your days of shoveling snow may be over!
The 5 Snowiest J-Pop Songs
Snow evokes a variety of emotions that artists have long sought to express in a number of ways—and J-pop artists are no exception!
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.
The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan
Did your favorite Japanese ski or snowboard spot make it to the Top 5?
Gifu Ski & Snowboard Guide
Gifu is packed with great snow and great culture!
Gunma Ski & Snowboard Guide
Gunma shares borders—and easy access—with Niigata to the north and Nagano to the west, opening up a range of ski and snowboard opportunities both inside and outside the prefecture.
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!
6 Hokkaido Animals that Hide in Snow
These hidden winter animals are just too cute!
Hokkaido Ski & Snowboard Guide
Hokkaido is one of Japan's most famous winter regions!
6 Things You Should Know About Japanese Snow
There are a few unique things about Japanese snow.
Fukushima Ski & Snowboard Guide
Your guide to the top slopes in Fukushima!
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!
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!
Niigata Ski & Snowboard Guide
Some of the best powder in Japan is only a day trip from Tokyo!