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Life and Culture

2018/6/7

Winter Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

When traveling Japan in winter, what kind of clothes should you wear? If you do not experience a cold winter in your home country, you may wonder what you should wear. On this page, I will introduce you helpful information about clothes when you travel in Japan in winter. I also prepared photographs of winter clothes below. You better wear a coat or jumper in winter In general, Japanese living in Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku are wearing coats or jumpers from December until late February. Meanwhile, when we are in a warm building, we take off our coat and are wearing a jacket such as a sweater on our shirt. Japanese living in Hokkaido will wear coats or jumpers by November. In December they are wearing a slightly thicker coat than Japanese people like Honshu. When it is cold, such as in the evening, they wear a woolen cap or wear gloves to keep it cold. On the other hand, in Okinawa, there are a lot of people who do not wear coats even in winter. Every year, the Japanese archipelago will be quite similar in temperature everywhere (hot everywhere!), But in winter the temperature will vary considerably depending on the location. In winter, I recommend that you prepare the most suitable clothes according to the place you go.   Examples of clothes to wear in Japanese winter Below are the photographs of winter in Japan. I guess these are mainly photographs taken in Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku. Please refer to these photos and think about the ...

Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in Nagasaki, Japan, which recreates the Netherlands by displaying real size copies of old Dutch buildings. = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/6

December in Japan! How to enjoy the early winter

In December, Japan gets cold all at once. At this time of year, Japanese cities are beautifully colored by Christmas illumination each year. There are few Christians in Japan, but Japanese love the event, so enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. If you visit Japan in December, you can enjoy such beautiful illumination. Of course, snow begins to fall in some areas, so you can go see the snow scene. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in December If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in December, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.   illumination Huis Ten Bosch = Shutterstock In major Japanese cities, Christmas illuminations are beautiful in December. Many street trees have a lonesome atmosphere as the leaves are scattered. Illumination changes such a lonely atmosphere and makes our hearts bright. Christmas songs can be heard around the city. It may be strange from the people of the Christian country, but for Japanese people, Christmas is an important time. Japanese people give presents each other at their families and have a good time. Lovers spend a special time at a beautiful restaurant colored with Christmas illumination. The above picture shows the illumination held in December every year at Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park in Kyushu. Every year, Tokyo Disney Resort and Universal Studios Japan in Osaka have similarly beautiful illumination prepared. Please take a look at these ...

SideArm or sow Festival, Yokote, Akita, Japan = Adobe Stock

Life and Culture

2018/6/6

February in Japan! How to enjoy the beautiful winter world

February is the coldest time in Japan. Except for a limited area such as Okinawa, you need a coat or jumper when walking in the city. At this time, ski resorts are in the best condition. In snowy areas, you can see the beautiful snow scene like that on the guide book. In addition to these things, there is another fun thing when you travel in February. Winter festivals are held in various parts of Japan. On this page, I will introduce mainly the representative winter festival. Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in February If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in February, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.   Representative winter festival held every February Well then, I will introduce the representative winter festivals I would like to recommend to you. Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival First of all, let me introduce it from the famous festival held every year in Yokote, Akita Prefecture in northern Honshu. In mid-February every year, locals hold the "Yokote Kanakurasa Festival" as seen in the top photo. "Kamakura" is a small dome made of snow. Since there are a lot of snow every year in Yokote City, people harden the snow and cut through it to make "Kamakura". During this festival period, in Yokote City, "Kamakura" with a height of 3 meters or so is made in total of 100 pieces. As can be seen in the picture below, small "Kamakura" are also made a lot. In Kamakura local people welcome you ...

The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an annual Festival held in Nara City at the end of January every year. Wakakusa is a mountain near Nara Park. = Adobe Stock

Life and Culture

2018/6/6

January in Japan! Let's enjoy Japan's winter best!

In January, many Japanese take a New Year holidays in early. Temple and shrines are crowded at this time, so please be careful. In January, snow begins falling down not only in Hokkaido but also in the Japan Sea side of Honshu and mountainous areas in earnest. If you go to such an area, you will be able to enjoy the snow scene in Japan. After the latter half of January, some temples and shrines have the usual winter festival. It is also recommended to see such festivals. Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in January If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in January, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.   Temple and shrines are very crowded in early January In early January, the New Year events are held every year in Japan. People are going to visit a temple or a shrine to pray that they can spend the year well. If it is a big temple or shrine, millions of people come to visit every year during the New Year period. If you go to such a temple or shrine at this time, you will be surprised that there are too many people. Instead, if you do not care about congestion, you can observe the sight of the Japanese walking towards the main shrine of temples and shrines in orderly rows.   Go for a real snow scene In January, not only in Hokkaido, but also in areas in the Japan Sea ...

How to enjoy Japanese Winter

Life and Culture

2018/6/6

How to enjoy Japanese Winter! Ski Resort, Festivals, Drift Ice etc.

If you are traveling in Japan in the winter, what type of trip is best? If you have never experienced a cold winter, I would recommend Hokkaido first. Next, I recommend the Tohoku region and some Chubu regions. On the other hand, in urban areas such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, you will be able to enjoy sightseeing trips as well as other seasons without suffering from snow. On this page, I will introduce the tourist spots I recommend especially in winter. Enjoy Japan in December, January, February I gathered articles for each month on Japanese winter. If you want to know such details, please look at the slide below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the Japanese are wearing in winter, I also wrote articles that introduced it, so visit the page if you do not mind.   From here on, I will introduce the tourist spots you would like to recommend when traveling Japan in winter. I added a lot of videos and images on this page, so if you do not mind, please look at them and enjoy the atmosphere of winter in Japan.   Snowy mountain: Experience skiing and snow boating http://japan77.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Diamond-dust.mp4   http://japan77.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Hakuba-47-Park-filmed-from-top-chair-lift.-Happo-Nagano-Japan.m4v   trees covered with hoar frost, Zao, Yamagata Prefecture Nishiho Sanso around the dawn of winter, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan = Adobe Stock First of all as a winter destination, I recommend mountain areas such as Hokkaido, Tohoku region, and Chubu region. For example, it is as ...

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