Winter in Japan : Ski and Onsen
Winter in Japan is not my favorite period but there are still many surprising places to visit, and of course onsen in the snow, heartwarming ryokan, frozen waterfalls…
At Zao, in Miyagi prefecture, lies the answer to an eternal question: why do we say something is foxy!? With a hundred foxes roaming around, you’ll have an extreme immersion experience.
My favourite film from the Ghibli studios is Spirited Away. A number of ryokan inspired this anime fantasy, particularly Kanaguya, near the famous Jigokudani monkeys in the town of Yamanouchi.
Shiroyone Senmaida (白米の千枚田) has 1000 rice paddies in Shiroyone. Located on the Noto Peninsula, it’s beautiful at night, with the lights on.
The snow falls every year in Tokyo. Once. This year again, it’s been snowing. But twice, violently, and the snow was going with a a strong and freezing north wind.
What about a walk on the Dunes of Tottori with the snow?
The Shirakawa-go town is only illuminated on select evenings in winter so don’t go there without looking into it beforehand!
In the middle of Gunma Prefecture, there is an infernal train station : this one takes you straight to the center of the earth! Almost.
When we looked up, a miracle revealed itself: billions of stars and the milky way stretched from one side of the sky to another.
We’re getting at Jigokudani this time to visit the famous monkeys bathing in the onsen…
What about traveling with us to Nagano guys? All in drawings?
It is a very sunny winter morning. The sun is high, not a cloud in the sky. Appalled by the gigantic Christmas tree, I instantly dropped into the Disney dreamworld.