22 Bewitchingly Beautiful Photos of Wintry Japan

22 Bewitchingly Beautiful Photos of Wintry Japan

Encounter a whimsical, wintry wonderland when you travel to Japan in winter.

1. These snow monkeys know how to enjoy themselves in winter. But do you?

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2. Do you really?

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No, you don’t, until you’ve soaked in an onsen in the middle of winter.

3. You know what’s better than Japan’s peaceful zen gardens? Gardens covered in snow.

4. Am I in a fairytale anime?

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5. Or did I enter a time portal that took me back to ancient Japan?

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6. And check out this bizarre ancient tradition…

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7. In winter, you can experience marvellous festivals and stroll along giant snow-sculpted structures!

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8. Boo! Did you really think Japan is dead in winter?

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9. Think again!

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10. Winter isn’t just about desolate (and beautiful) mountains

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11. Nor is it about riding gondolas up those mountains…

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12. And boring snowboarding….

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13. And skiing…

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14. It’s also about CHRISTMAS!!

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15. *Ecstatic child-like laughter*

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16. The Japanese take Christmas VERY seriously and you will be dazzled by the light displays

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17. Seriously, winter isn’t sad and dreary as you might think…

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18. It can be unexpectedly lively!

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19. There are tons of hot dishes that taste best in wintry Japan, like oden oden

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20. Have you tried eating cup noodles in the dead of winter? It’s 10 times more delicious. Now imagine having actual sukiyaki instead.

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21. Urban Japan is also that much more stunning covered in snow

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22. So let’s go, snow bunnies, on an epic ice-adventure through Japan!

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Also read: 16 Things to Do in Japan This Winter

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Sandra is intrigued with philosophy and how each moment is a chance for change. She loves hearing others' views on life, great stories from awesome strangers, and learning from different cultures.


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