A backcountry ski tour retracing a route taken by an Imperial party in the 50s leaving from Matsunoyama Onsen Ski Area, through the mountains, and then arriving at Tsunan Station.
The Best of Winter in Fukui: Bringing warmth into the long cold winter days with food, festivals, and more.
Minakami Kogen Ski Resort is the ultimate winter get-away for anyone with an interest in snow-related activities. From skiing to snowmobiling, and even dog-sledding, there is something for everyone at this top quality location.
If you visit Shirabu Hot Springs, I highly recommend stopping by Tengen-dai Plateau.
Snowboarding in short sleeves and the last run of the season at Ohara, a tiny and beautiful ski area in Niigata
Spring in Japan is cherry blossom or sakura season. The glorious pink and white flowers bloom up and down the length of the country for a month long period.
Takayama ranks highly for travelers looking to add rural tourism to their list and has attractions that can not be found anywhere else in Japan. From Tokyo, the ride is beautiful and escaping into the mountain air is a refreshing experience.
Located just half an hour from Sapporo on the border between Sapporo and Ishikari, the Barato River is a picturesque escape from the bustle of Sapporo. The river, which is a recreation spot during the warmer months, is partially frozen during winter and is a popular location for ice fishing. Ice Fishing on the Barato River is a great way to experience the nature of Hokkaido in winter in a limited timeframe.
Lake Towada's Winter Story is the Tohoku region's largest winter festival, find out what goes on and how to get there.
Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area, fluffy Colorado-quality snow at the host resort of 1998 Nagano Olympics