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.
It’s Yummy Fun Truck Time!
The Taste of Japan Yummy Fun Truck hits Melbourne from Sunday 19 February dishing out Japanese ice creams and a chance to win a holiday to Japan!
Japan offers some incredible skiing, with mountains of powder snow and over 600 ski resorts…
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!
Throughout Japan there are activities and adventures for the whole family to undertake and world class family hotels to return to at the end of the day.
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.