Top 10 Local Train Rides
Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
This video, taken in the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama showing the snow-caped mountains and thatched roofs, is enough to make anyone pack their bags and head to Gifu Prefecture.
5 Great Winter Activities in Sapporo
Discover the best sights and things to do in snowy Sapporo during the winter months, including a few options off the beaten path. You'll see there's more to Sapporo than just the local ramen!
Tottori’s Winter Season: Lights & Sand Dunes
When most Japanese people think of Tottori, the first thing that pops into their minds is the famous Tottori Sand Dunes. The summer is a great time for sand—but Tottori also has some unique offerings in winter, too!
Snowbound Onsen In Nikko
While much of the Kanto area is flat and snow-free, the mountains north of Tokyo in nearby Tochigi have some great winter weather.
Nagano Ski & Snowboard Guide
Nagano is easily accessible from Tokyo, offering an incredible range of Olympic-level slopes!
Jumping into the Snow at a UNESCO Site
Read, set... dive!
7 Incredible Activities in Minakami, Gunma
Minakami is one exciting gem of a Japanese countryside town!
5 Incredible Snow-covered Onsen
This collection of winter snowscapes will help you beat the winter chill in the most unique way possible.
Hokkaido Ski & Snowboard Guide
Hokkaido is one of Japan's most famous winter regions!
Mao Asada Goes Kung-fu Against the Common Cold
Japan's darling figure skating champion faces herself in a Matrix-style rumble for cold medicine.
A Hypnotic Tour through January in Japan
The urban jungles of Tokyo and historic temples of Kyoto all look gorgeous in January.
20 Meters of Snow in Toyama
Every spring, 30-ton snow cutters carve through some of the deepest snow accumulations in the world to create the Snow Wall, or 'Yuki-no-Otani.'
Tochigi: Mountain Highs & Captivating Crafts
Just an hour north of Tokyo via bullet train, Tochigi Prefecture is famed for the temple-rich historical environs of Nikko, as well as its hot springs resort towns.
Nature’s Art: The Frost-Covered Trees of Zao
The mountains of the Zao Mountain Range are one of the defining natural features of the Tohoku region.
The 6 Most Beautiful Villages in Japan
While travelers tend to be drawn to Japan's major cities, there's much to be savored in its quiet countryside, where a different, deeper kind of beauty awaits.
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.
5 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Takayama
Takayama is a picturesque mountain town that's beautiful to visit all year round!
Free Niseko App Will Keep You in the Snow
Want to navigate Niseko with ease? The Niseko App has been updated for the 2015/16 season, free to download on both iPhone and Android.
Niigata Lantern Festival
No need to venture all the way to Thailand to view this lantern festival. Just hop on the bullet train to Niigata!