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Pure, Untouched Winter in Japan – 10 Spots to Enjoy the Wonders of Tohoku in Winter!

Other Surrounding Areas Of Iwate Winter

While most of Japan experiences a fairly intense winter, the biting cold and heavy snow of northern Tohoku in winter is an entirely different beast! From Aomori's frozen waterfalls to the giant icicles in Akita, winter scenery like this only occurs in the coldest of places. While often difficult to bear, witnessing these surreal natural phenomena at their peak is worth braving the chill! A coastline smothered by snow, charming temples on a frozen mountainside, and some enchanting wintery Ghibli-vibes - we’ll let you in on 10 of Tohoku’s best-kept winter sightseeing secrets!

Brighten Up Your Winter: 14 of the Best Tokyo Illuminations for 2022

Roppongi Winter

As anyone who has spent time in Japan knows, winter is all about the Tokyo illuminations! With new surprises every year, almost every neighborhood in Tokyo boasts its own stunning lights festival to brighten up the town and bring smiles to the residents! Tokyo’s thrilling and romantic light shows are a great place to spend time with loved ones or rekindle your festive spirit to see off the year. From Roppongi, Hibiya, and other famous neighborhoods to brand-new, never-before-seen projects, we’ll let you in on the best places to enjoy Tokyo’s holiday lights for 2022! *Depending upon the situation, dates, times, and details may change. Some may also be canceled. Please check the official websites before visiting.

Become a True Gundam Pilot - Stepping into the P.O.D. at a Tokyo Arcade! (Video)


Japan and robots go together like a hotdog and mustard. One of the nation’s most famous robot exports is known worldwide simply as “Gundam.” What started out as an anime has become a huge franchise with its own games, movies, and even a life-sized statue in Tokyo’s Odaiba. What many people don’t know, however, is that there is a way to pilot your very own Gundam robot!

38 Best Things to Do in Kyoto: See, Eat, and Shop Your Way Through Japan's Cultural Capital

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Other Sightseeing

Kyoto is a must-visit destination when heading to the Kansai region in Japan. There are so many iconic sightseeing spots, including the Kiyomizu Temple and Arashiyama (the bamboo forest), and unique cultural experiences you can only enjoy in Kyoto! Here are 38 things you can do in Kyoto, so take a good look at this list and pick out the ones you want to do! Main image: PIXTA

The Shizuoka Tea-Picking Experience: Learn All About Japan's Tea Culture

Shizuoka Suburbs Outdoor Activities

Shizuoka Prefecture is home to a number of famous landmarks, from Mt. Fuji to vast tea plantations. But to fully appreciate everything this tea production center has to offer, it's not enough to simply sip a cup and learn about its history. Travel just one hour away from either Tokyo or Nagoya Station on the Shinkansen Hikari Line, and you'll arrive at Shizuoka Station. Before you even arrive, the expanse of tea gardens let you know exactly where you are. To dig deeper into Japan's tea culture, we decided to try the Shizuoka Tea Picking Experience for ourselves. Today, we tag along with LIVE JAPAN editorial staff, Bella and Chia-chi as they visit the Tea Museum, Shizuoka. Join us as we explore the vast tea fields, and learn about Japan's tea culture through immersive and extraordinary experiences!

Entering Japan: Guide to Airport Arrival and Departure Procedures in Japan (2022 Latest Edition)


After landing at the airport, the first step for entering Japan is getting through customs and immigration. Foreign visitors are required to get tested and complete various procedures upon arrival. Since the spread of Covid-19 in 2020, following procedures and rules is extremely important to ensure a safe trip! Here we will introduce what you need to prepare before a trip as well as entry procedures as of November 2022. Main image: PIXTA

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