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Japan's 7 Best Spring Ski Locations

Japan gets so much snow that some of its biggest resorts offer skiing into the second week of May—and there's even one that goes into July!

Japan's Culture & Culinary Artisans

Taste the best food cultures that make the most of an abundance of ingredients and preparation methods.

Capturing Snow Monsters in Aomori

Imagine fir trees disguised as snowmen—a forest covered with powdery snow that envelops everything in sight.

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!

Wonders of Japan: Industrial Heritage

Get to know modern community development while viewing heritage sites from Japan's industrial revolution.

The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan

Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.

Tohoku in Summer

When the snow melts and the summer sun rises in Tohoku, you have to travel north!

Wonders of Japan: Harmony with Nature

Experience a traditional recycling-oriented lifestyle.

Japan's 8 Prefectures with the Most Snow

Find the top eight places to visit for snow!

Ekiben: Symbols of Colorful Local Culture

There was a time in Japanese history when each domain acted practically as its own country. So it's hardly surprising that each area developed its own culture and customs, giving a distinctive flavor and flair to each region.

5 Distinctive Sake Cups

As the home of sake, Japan is also the home of the humble sake cup!

4 Incredible Kettles

Whether you're brewing up some powdered matcha green tea or a cup of Earl Grey, boiling water in these kettles will give your tea an extra kick!

Magical Photos of Ginzan Onsen in the Snow

Ginzan Onsen is an achingly photogenic hot spring town in the Yamagata region of northern Japan. And it looks even better in the snow!

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.

Yamagata Ski & Snowboard Guide

Snowboard through "ice monsters" in Yamagata!

The 5 Best Ski & Snowboard Locations in Japan

Did your favorite Japanese ski or snowboard spot make it to the Top 5?

13 Tantalizing Tohoku Treats

Tohoku has a giant selection of sweet traditional treats to choose from. We've selected 13 of the best!

Take the Path of Faith to Discover Nature

Rediscover yourself in mystical places deep in the mountains.

Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature

Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.

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.

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