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As you might already know, Japan is a nation full of great cuisines. Especially winter, many great foods make their appearance. This post will be a great guide to all of you who would like to enjoy winter foods in Japan.
"Jigokudani yaen koen" is a national park located in northern area of Nagano prefecture. Surrounded by harsh cliffs and with its severe climate, people described it "Jigokudani"( means a "hell valley"). Jigokudani is well known around the world as a place you can watch Japanese monkeys very close. The monkeys living in Jigokudani are also known as bathing monkeys.
Yudofu is a traditional winter food of Japan. It is a kind of Japanese hot pot dish and is known for being very healthy and nutritious. Here is an easy recipe so you can make it home and enjoy the taste of Japanese winter!
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!
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.
The Sapporo Snow Festival is the hugest winter event in Japan! If you your seeking to experience some winter magic, it's the place to go in Japan in February. Here's more on this famous festival.
Do you know toshikoshi soba? It is a special soba noodle dish that the people traditionally eat on New Year's Eve. This article will introduce you what toshikoshi soba is, including the reasons why people eat it and when to eat it, and also, it includes an easy recipe for you to try at home!
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.
Oshiruko is basically a sweet red bean soup with mochi (rice cake). It is a Japanese comfort food, eaten as a dessert, which is particularly popular in winter. Here is the ultimate guide to oshiruko. You'll find out what it is, the difference between oshiruko and a similar dish called "zenzai", and also an easy recipe so you can enjoy at home!
The Japanese have unique traditions when it comes to events highlighting the change in season. For the end of winter, there is Setsubun which involves eating beans, throwing them at ogres and celebrating by throwing festivals! Read on to learn more about this tradition and how to take part in the celebrations.