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.
6 Hokkaido Animals that Hide in Snow
These hidden winter animals are just too cute!
6 Things You Should Know About Japanese Snow
There are a few unique things about Japanese snow.
The Real Wall-E of Snow Clearing
Thanks to this snow-eating robot, your days of shoveling snow may be over!
The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan
Did your favorite Japanese ski or snowboard spot make it to the Top 5?
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!
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.
Yamagata Ski & Snowboard Guide
Snowboard through "ice monsters" in Yamagata!
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.
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.
6 Cool Japanese Words for Snow
Japan has more than 100 ways to describe snow. Here are six of the most interesting varieties!
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.
Top 5 'Frozen' Bento
What better for snow season than a delightful bunch of bento based on Disney's "Frozen"?
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!
Capturing Snow Monsters in Aomori
Imagine fir trees disguised as snowmen—a forest covered with powdery snow that envelops everything in sight.
8 (+1) Insane Japanese Snowmen
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GoPro Snowboarding Perfection in Niseko
Two snowboarding GoPro athletes explore the white wilds of winter in Niseko, Hokkaido.
Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow
Find the top eight places to visit for snow!