Winter in Japan
Japan’s winter season is December through February. Depending on what part of Japan you are travelling to, winter in Japan can be vastly different. Big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka generally experience short winters with cold but sunny days and occasional snowfall. But the further you head into the mountainous regions and Northern parts of Japan the more the temperature starts to drop and the winters can be long and cold with high levels of snowfall for many months of the year.
The large amounts of snow that fall each year makes conditions perfect for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. Winter festivals, such as the Sapporo Snow Festival held in Hokkaido, are a must-see. Various snow and illumination events are held across the country during the winter season creating breath taking views in this winter wonderland which draws just as many tourists as during the warmer months.
Experience Japan in winter
Adventures in Japan
With rich emotive landscapes and vistas that have inspired explorers, artists, warriors, travellers and even Emperors for centuries, Japan is the perfect canvas on which to launch an adventure of endless discovery.
Japan offers some incredible skiing, with mountains of powder snow and over 600 ski resorts…
Throughout Japan there are activities and adventures for the whole family to undertake and world class family hotels to return to at the end of the day.
Japan abounds in accommodations, both western-style and Japanese. Types of accommodation vary widely in terms of style and price.
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