We offer Winter Tours in Japan based on your requirements. We can design your trip to suit your interests, time and budget. For many first time visitors, Japan is a surprisingly serene destination for a winter vacation. From delightful Christmas decorations in December to the Sapporo Snow Festival in February, there are events and performances in all parts of the archipelago to attract visitors from all over Japan and the world! In December, ski slopes open in Central Japan, and along with Hokkaido to the north, the slopes stay open until April. Book early for best availability, as they tend to fill up from mid-December through mid-February, especially on long weekends or holidays. After a run down the slopes, many people enjoy a soak in the hot springs, known locally as "onsen". If you've never tried one, now is the season to do so! You may also want to ring in the New Year, Japanese Style! A truly magical time of year starts on December 31, when temple bells toll 108 times to drive out the evils of the past and ring in the New Year. Shrines all over Japan welcome visitors from near and far, often at midnight, with cups of warm sake to ward off the chill and good fortunes for the future! In February Hokkaido hosts the annual Sapporo Snow Festival! Take the new Shinkansen train up to Sapporo, the largest city in Hokkaido, the great island of the north. Watch ice sculptors at their craft and marvel at what they create. This would be an ideal starting point for a snow sport adventure in Niseko or a trip to charming Hakodate. Please send us the enquiry form to discuss your travel plans further.
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