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Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!

Chill Out in an Ice Hotel in Hokkaido

Whether you're lounging around on ice chairs or taking a dip in an outdoor bath, this hotel is sure to warm your heart despite being made out of ice!

Snow-Capped Landmarks Glisten in White Powder

Sensoji Temple, the Ghibli Museum and Tokyo Disneyland are always worth a visit, but especially on snowy days like this.

Exploring Art in the Ultimate Tokyo Staycation

If you're looking to dive deep into the art and culture of three of Tokyo's coolest neighborhoods without running yourself into the ground, this staycation itinerary is for you!

How to Build a Full-Scale Japanese Igloo

Have you ever wanted to build an igloo? Yokote in Akita Prefecture is very famous for its igloo making festival, called 'kamakura.' We'll show you the traditional method of building snow huts just like they do in Yokote.

10 Beautiful Snow-Themed Japanese 'Ukiyo-e'

'Ukiyo-e' painters depicted all facets of life, from the mundane to the most beautiful, including Edo in white!

Top 4 Snow Festivals in Hokkaido 2020!

Check out our guide to Hokkaido’s biggest and best snow and ice festivals—perfect for making the most of the cold weather!

Snow, Craft Beer and a Western Take on Winter

Australian native Daniel Bacon manages several successful businesses in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture, and a founding partner of Hakuba Brewing Company, a craft beer brewery based in the same area. What does it take to attract international tourists?

Affordable Travel to Snow Wall Yuki-no-Otani

Make time in your schedule to visit the snow wall, Yuki-no Otani, this spring using our cash-saving tips.

7 Superb Latte Art Spots

Looking for more latte flair than what Starbucks and Doutor have to offer? These Tokyo coffee shops won't let you down!

Top 5 Winter Activities in Wintery Gifu

Gifu Prefecture, in central Japan, is one of the best places to experience the wide range of winter activities that are available. From skiing and snowboarding to ice skating and snow rafting, there's bound to be some winter fun for everyone.

10 Best Ski Resorts In Japan For Beginners

Skiing and snowboarding are on many of our bucket-lists. Let's explore the top 10 Japan's top recommended ski resorts for beginners.

Encounter History & Nature in Magical Miyagi

Follow along with our resident Japanese history buff who spent two 'cool' days exploring Miyagi Prefecture in the northeastern area of Tohoku, checking out the nature, cultural experiences and, of course, the rich history of this gorgeous region of Japan.

Innovative Aichi Illumination Made by Plumber

In a small town in Aichi Prefecture, a plumber and his family have created an icy winter illumination to warm the hearts of visitors.

Photographs of Snow Covered Tokyo

Japanese photographer Yusuke Komatsu's "Snow in Tokyo" series shows the beauty of Japan's huge metropolis on the rare occasions it receives snowfall.

World's 3 Snowiest Cities All in Japan!

If you've never lived in Japan, you may now know the nation has sort of a thing for snow. How much snow? Well, the world's three snowiest cities are all in Japan! Can you guess which ones they are?

Do You Wanna Build a Snow Pokemon?

With the sudden snowfall in Japan many people hit the streets to create some rather odd choices for snow sculptures.

3 Very Japanese Snow Creatures

When it comes to snow, each country has its own tradition and imagery. Here are three Japanese creatures that are associated with snow.

Beautiful Scenes of Snowy Tottori

Japan is always beautiful—but it takes on a special serenity when covered in snow! Check out these lovely scenes of historic Kurayoshi City under a white, fluffy blanket.

Tokyo Vegan Guide Offers 50 Restaurant Reviews

With reviews of over 50 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, 'Tokyo Vegan Guide' will show you not only how to survive in Japan while keeping to a plant-based diet, but how to thrive on delicious meals and snacks in the city!

10 Snow Spots in Japan Perfect for Instagram

If you want to get your 'Gram game going while traveling in the land of the rising sun in winter, make sure to keep in mind these Instagram-worthy spots for your itinerary.

The 70th Sapporo Snow Festival Kicks Off

The Sapporo Snow Festival is underway in Hokkaido, with more than 190 snow and ice sculptures on display around the city between February 4 to February 11.

Snow & Sakura Make for Incredible Hanami

The weather is fickle in Japan as the seasons change, and occasionally this results in the beautiful and unlikely combination of snow and cherry blossoms!

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