Yamagata Ski & Snowboard Guide
Snowboard through "ice monsters" in Yamagata!
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!
Gifu Ski & Snowboard Guide
Gifu is packed with great snow and great culture!
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 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!
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.
Niigata Ski & Snowboard Guide
Some of the best powder in Japan is only a day trip from Tokyo!
Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow
Find the top eight places to visit for snow!
Fukushima Ski & Snowboard Guide
Your guide to the top slopes in Fukushima!
6 Hokkaido Animals that Hide in Snow
These hidden winter animals are just too cute!
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.
All Aboard the Snow Miku Train!
From February 5 to 11, residents of Sapporo City will see their town transformed into a Snow Miku wonderland complete with Snow Miku trains and merchandise.
Nagano Ski & Snowboard Guide
Nagano is easily accessible from Tokyo, offering an incredible range of Olympic-level slopes!
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.
6 Things You Should Know About Japanese Snow
There are a few unique things about Japanese snow.
The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan
Did your favorite Japanese ski or snowboard spot make it to the Top 5?
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.
Hokkaido Ski & Snowboard Guide
Hokkaido is one of Japan's most famous winter regions!
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 Real Wall-E of Snow Clearing
Thanks to this snow-eating robot, your days of shoveling snow may be over!