How To Make The Best Of Japan In The Winter!

Japan's winter season has lots to offer, from unique winter festivals to comforting cuisine to warm up the body during the coldest season! Here's your guide to Japanese winter.

How To Make The Best Of Japan In The Winter!

Yokote Kamakura Festival: An Ancient Festival Of Snow-Houses Built For The God Of Water

The city of Yokote in Akita Prefecture holds one of Japan's coolest snow festivals. Throughout the town, snow shelters called kamakuras are built and lit from the inside. Here's more on this unique snow festival.

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Otaru Snow Light Path Festival: Japan's Most Beautiful Winter Candle Light Festival

In February, in the small town of Otaru in Hokkaido, is held the Snow Light Path Festival. Thousands upon thousands of candles are lit in the snow every evening across the town. It creates an amazingly peaceful atmosphere and makes for one of Japan's most beautiful winter scenery.

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Asahikawa Winter Festival: Experience A Winter Matsuri In The True North Of Japan

Thinking of heading up north in Japan in February? If so, don't stop at Sapporo, go a little further north to enjoy another great winter festival: the Asahikawa Winter Festival. Great food, the biggest snow sculpture in the world and world-class ice statues await you!

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Sapporo Snow Festival: The Mother Of All Winter Festivals In Japan!

The Sapporo Snow Festival is the hugest winter event in Japan! If you are seeking to experience some winter magic, it's the place to go in Japan in February. Here's more on this famous festival.

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Wakakusa Yamayaki: An Ancient Mountain-Burning Festival in Nara

Wakakusa Yamayaki is an old tradition of burning the hillslope of a mountain located near Nara city. It's one of the most famous festivals during the winter season in the former capital of Japan.

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Things To Do In Japan In January: From Shrine Visits To Sumo Eating Sumo Meals

If you're wondering what there is to do in Japan in January aside from the usual things, here's a guide you might find interesting.

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Toka Ebisu Festival: An Ancient Osaka Tradition To Bring You Business Prosperity!

Toka Ebisu Festival is an event held every year in Osaka from the 9th to the 11th of January. It is part of the new year's celebration of visiting a shrine. For this occasion, the purpose is to pray for commercial success. This is a major event in Osaka that is interesting to take part in if you happen to be there!

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Top 5 Places For Chanko Nabe In Tokyo

Chanko nabe is a hot pot dish made famous amongst sumo wrestlers. It is a healthy, protein-rich dish with lots of seasonal vegetables. Some of the best chanko nabe is found in Tokyo. This dish isn't for the faint-hearted either, with each restaurant serving up volumes of food. Definitely go there on an empty stomach!

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Tokyo Auto Salon: Japan's Grandest Auto Show!

Every year in January is held the Tokyo Auto Salon at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba city, a suburb of Tokyo. If you are a motor-vehicle enthusiast, this event is well-worth the go!

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