Japan Winter Special 2016

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Whether you’re wanting to snap photogenic scenery, ski in feather-light powder snow, munch on steamy oden and ramen, or just relax with the locals in an outdoor hot spring overlooking the snowy mountains; Japan is the perfect place to enjoy winter to its fullest.

WAttention brings you a selection of our best winter articles to help you plan your winter getaway in Japan.

Winter Sports


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Ski in Japan: Resorts Near Tokyo

Here are our picks for slopes near Tokyo that will give you a satisfyingly ski-filled day trip and still leave you time to head back to Tokyo...


Onsen in Winter


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Gora Hot Spring - Gora Tensui

Private-use hot springs: Yes; Rooms with open-air baths: Yes; Take a picturesque ride along the Hakone Tozan Railway to its final stop, Gora,...



Winter Washoku


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A Taste Of Sh旬n: Anglerfish Hotpot

The ankou, or anglerfish, is one of those grotesque deep sea creatures (not unlike the hoya) that one wouldn't fathom putting in one's mouth. But the ankou is a winter delicacy that...


Winter Events & Traditions


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Yokote Kamakura (Snow Huts)

Playing in snow huts is a popular pastime in winter for children living in the heavy snowfall areas. They make snow huts called "Kamakura " in which they play games and eat traditional delicacies...



Out and About


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Abashiri Ice Breaker Cruise

Abashiri is a major tourist destination in winter. Its shores by the Okhotsk sea are the southernmost point where the ocean freezes....



Other Articles

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