Depending on what part of Japan you are travelling to, winter experiences in Japan can be vastly different. Big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka generally experience short winters with cold and sunny days and occasional snowfall. But the further you head into the mountainous regions and Northern parts of Japan the more the temperature starts to drop and the winters are long and bitterly cold with high levels of snowfall for many months of the year.
The large amounts of snow that fall each year makes conditions perfect for skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido is known world wide as a sight not to be missed. Various snow and illumination events are held across the country during the winter season creating breath taking views in this winter wonderland which draws just as many tourists as during the warmer months.
7 Day AlpsRouteJapan Tour
With no shortage of epic climbs or scenery, the Japan Alps are a cyclists playground and AlpsRouteJapan is a celebration of these mountains.
Japan abounds in accommodations, both western-style and Japanese. Types of accommodation vary widely in terms of style and price.
A Guide to Universal Studios Japan
I had honestly forgotten how much I love theme parks until I entered through the front gates of Universal Studios Japan.
Adventures in Japan
With rich emotive landscapes and vistas that have inspired explorers, artists, warriors, travellers and even Emperors for centuries, Japan is the perfect canvas on which to launch an adventure of endless discovery.
Zenbu Zen Tour 2017
A 12-day tour for first time or returning visitors to Japan wishing for an immersive, cultural and culinary experience with friendly, Japanese-obsessed ‘part-time locals’ by their side!
Seeking Samurai in Kakunodate
I have always been fascinated with the Japanese warriors called Samurai since I saw the 2003 movie The Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise.