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8 Beautiful Winter Destinations in Japan

Visiting Japan this winter? Explore some of the most beautiful snowy scenery the country has to offer.

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10 Essential Items for Staying Warm during Winter in Japan

Gear up for winter in Japan with ten essential items to keep you warm all throughout.

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Warm Destinations to Visit During Winter in Japan

Looking to escape from the cold and snow this winter? Head to one of these destinations to warm up in milder and more comfortable weather.

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9 Regional Hot Pots Across Japan to Try This Winter

Are you in the mood for crab, chicken or mushrooms boiled in a broth full of umami? Read on below for nine region-specific stars of nabe (hot pot) season.

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Christmas Concerts and Performances in Tokyo for 2023

Experience world-class performances of classics like The Nutcracker and the Mouse King—a truly exquisite way to celebrate the holidays in Tokyo.

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5 Snow Day Trips from Osaka

Take a train or two from downtown Osaka to enjoy a white snow day.

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5 Japanese Yokai that Embody the Spirit of Winter

This collection of scary snow spooks will send you diving under the kotatsu.

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Illumination Events in Japan for Christmas 2022

It’s time to spread that Christmas spirit! Here are the best illuminations happening around Japan.

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8 Winter Towns in Japan that Feel Like the North Pole

Christmas markets, buckets of snow and Arctic-like ice floes are on our wish list to Santa for winter experiences in Japan.

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Best Hidden Spots for a Winter Trip in Japan

The winter season is upon us, and it's time for illuminations and snowy scenery. Here's where you can avoid the crowds.

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A Survival Guide to Japan’s Winter Monsters

Guaranteed to chill your blood more than the cold weather, let’s look at Japan’s wicked side of winter.

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: How to Use the Heating Function on your Air Conditioner in Japan

Stay cozy all throughout winter in Japan with this quick guide

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