Winter

Skiing and snowboarding in Japan
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Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in Japan

Shred world-class powder in the Japanese mountains. Japow!

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Yudanaka: The Heavenly Onsen Town Next to Hell Valley

Close to the Snow Monkey Park, foreigner-friendly Yudanaka Onsen in Nagano makes for a great day or overnight hot spring trip.

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Staying Positive: 6 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues in Japan

A long Japanese winter isn’t just about keeping warm — it’s about your mental health, too.

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9 Great Snow Festivals to See in Japan

There’s snow place like Japan when it comes to winter festivals.

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Weathering a Cold Japanese Winter for New ALTs

Five tips to keep safe and warm during the coldest time of the year.

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Ultimate Guide to Winter Illuminations in Japan’s 47 Prefectures 2018-19

Here’s your chance enjoy the festive holiday cheer — the Japanese way!

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Cold Comforts: From OTC Japanese Drugs to Home Remedies for Flu Season

Over the years in Japan, I have discovered a range of both folk and modern remedies here to keep colds in check.

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Winter Tour: Strolling and Snowshoeing Through Gifu’s Hidden Spots

Northern Gifu has much to offer in winter. Let Satoyama Experience guide you through the streets and hills of Hida-Furukawa in this winter wonderland.

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Travel Inspiration for Japan’s 8 Holiday Weekends in 2018

The year 2018 has plenty of opportunity for weekend getaways in Japan. Here's where and when to go!

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A Kansai Christmas: Things to See and Do this Winter

There’s something about the uniquely Japanese way in which Christmas is celebrated here that always brings a smile to my face. Illuminations are no different.

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Japan Wanderlust: The Joy of Getting Naked

Going commando at Japan’s natural hot spring baths make taking a dip an other-worldly experience. We answer questions for first-timers and highlight five hot springs for you to get "eau naturale" during your fall and winter travels.

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Beating the Winter Blues in Hokkaido

During the cold weather nothing warms me up like a hot bowl of ramen.

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