The Sapporo Snow Festival manages to successfully bring together traditional and popular forms of Japanese culture, whilst also promoting stronger ties between international communities, never losing sight of the local Sapporo community at its core.
Winter is upon us, and the distinct phenomenon of the juhyou or “snow monsters” of Mount Zao in Yamagata prefecture are not to be missed as one of Japan’s top winter wonders.
Winter is here and Hokkaido are already catching a huge helping of snow. While most visitors are going there for the skiing, what other fun things can people do there?
Suganuma is really a perfect place to escape from the humdrum of the city. More from the personal account of our Writer, Anissa who tasted grilled mochi, with the breath of fresh air from the mountains, and watched the picturesque beauty of snow covered houses.
Many travellers have held their breath with wonder, standing before this magical scenery. One clearly understands how Yasunari Kawabata had chosen this particular niche as a reclusive, inspirational haven to complete his highly acclaimed novel.
Osaka Tondo Festival is the biggest fire festivals in Osaka. And as such, it has become an integral part of Osaka’s culture.