Published On: Thu, Dec 25th, 2014

Winter in Japan

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What makes people love to visit Japan in winter? Do not you want to know the reasons? Here are some reasons to visit Japan. First, you do not want to miss the chance to enjoy snow sports in Japan. This country has more than 70% mountains and offers numerous 500 ski resorts. Surely, you can enjoy your time to the fullest. Not forget to mention, excellent services from the ski resorts are also hard to resist. You will never get bored or homesick during your trip.

There are more reasons to enjoy winter in Japan. Visiting Japan without eye witnessing the amazing bathing snow monkeys in Yudanaka, Nagano Prefecture. Bathing snow monkeys? Yes, the monkeys usually hang out in the hot spring to warm their bodies during the snowy days. Yudanaka is a small hot spring town with lovely traditional inns and plenty hot springs baths for the guests. If you want to see the cute Japanese monkeys, you are suggested to visit Jigokudani Monkey Park. This is a rare chance since you cannot see the bathing monkey in the other seasons.

Monkeys at Jigokudani

Monkeys of Jigokudani

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Next, it is also a must to enjoy the hot springs or onsen. This is an integral part of Japanese culture. You can choose any types of onsen all over the Japan. Do you want to enjoy the views and the traditional atmosphere? It is easy to find traditional cedar-panelled bath house. Or, do you want to try something different? Well, there are also hot springs complex which offer modern facilities and luxurious packages for the guests, such as bathing in red wine or milk and honey. Wow, with such tempting offerings, spending winter in Japanwith your family or going solo is a great option.

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival

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Last but not least, Sapporo Yuki Matsuri or Snow Festival is one of amazing reasons to enjoy winter in Japan. The Snow Festival is one of the most impressive festivals in Japan. It takes place in Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido. Imagine, you are able to see giant snow and ice sculptures. Giant? Yes, when they say giant, it means up to 20 meters tall and 30 meters wide. Amazingly, the visitors are able to see the sculptures in the streets and open spaces. Moreover, there are various activities such as toboggan runs, games, ice bars and the other entertainments.

 

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