There is no denying that Japan is a country rich with culture and history. From the hustle and bustle of the streets of Tokyo to the quaint villages in the outer prefectures there is a little something for everyone in Japan.
Just as the world’s eyes were on Tokyo during the technological revolution in the 1980’s, today, the world is talking about what Japan can offer during the winter season. During the last few years the world of winter sports has turned to the mountainous regions of the East Asian island in the Pacific.
The larger cities such as Tokyo and Osaka often experience shorter, cold-but-sunny winters with the occasional snowfall however, the further you go toward the mountains and the northern regions of the country temperatures drop and there are high levels of snowfall for much of the winter season.
Hokkaido, the second largest and the most northern island of the Japan boasts some of the country’s best ski resorts. The powder snow that falls during the winter months make it the perfect place for all winter sports. Furthermore, annually in February Hokkaido’s capital, Sapporo holds a Snow Festival, celebrating all things winter. The highlight of the festival, the snow sculptures are not to be missed!
On the other hand, if you are reluctant to the idea of going up North, Nagano is a more centrally located prefecture. This up and coming resort is an outdoor winter sports paradise and a great place to travel to. The intimate set-up of this area allows you to immerse yourself into the opulent Japanese culture. Visiting this area will create the perfect opportunity for Respecting Japanese Culture and Traditions.
Whether you choose to ski, snowboard or simply explore this beautiful country, there is no denying in the fact that you will be gaining countless life changing experiences and expanding your cultural palette! Click here to find out more about Japanese Culture and Traditions – at the Dinner Table.