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!

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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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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Hadaka Masturi: Japan's Big "Naked Festival"

The most famous Hadaka Matsuri, or naked festival, is the one held in Okayama in February. Essentially, it's a game consisting of men wearing fundoshi (loincloths) competing in mass to get a hold of a pair of sacred sticks.

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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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Tokyo Marathon: One of the Big Six Major World Marathons!

As the 2020 Olympics are drawing close, the 2019 Tokyo Marathon is the focus in the sports world of the City. The new course for Tokyo Marathon in 2019 symbolizes the past, present and the future of Tokyo. It's always fun to see the Tokyo Marathon for the interesting-looking costumed participants in the course. Check it out!

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Caretta Shiodome Illuminations In Tokyo: Your Next Spot For Your Winter Date!

Seeing Christmas illuminations is one of the popular things to do in Tokyo during the winter. Strolling through famously lit streets and parks is considered a very romantic activity. One of the best places in Tokyo to see amazing illuminations is in front of the Carette Shiodome shopping mall. Go there during any time around Christmas and you're sure to see plenty of couples gazing at the amazing show of lights.

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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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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 touristic attractions, here's a guide you will find interesting.

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Awesome Things To Do In Japan In February

February is the coldest month in Japan, and probably the best to enjoy winter festivities and traditions! There are lots to discover in Japan in February. Here's a guide to some interesting things you can see and do during that month in Japan!

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