Winter in Japan


For most tourists, they would want to visit Japan during springtime to see the beautiful cherry blossom, or during autumn when the leaves are turned to yellow or orange. But there are many reasons why we should visit Japan during wintertime.


Reasons to visit Japan in the Winter

1. Fares are affordable

During winter, plane fares are relatively low, and most airlines have some sale seats. So you might as well take advantage of this if you want to save a bit.

2.Less crowded

Most iconic places outside Tokyo are less crowded during wintertime, so you can have your photos taken beautifully.

3. See Mount Fuji

See the majestic Mount Fuji covered with snow during winter.

4. Winter sports

Japan has more than 500 ski resorts that are definitely world-class


Winter in Japan

5.Snow monkeys

You will see hot-spring bathing snow monkeys in Yudanaka, in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture.

6. Try Warm Sake

Japan’s native rice wine, Sake can be served warm or cold.

7. Experience Onsen hot spring baths

Hot spring baths are an essential part of Japanese culture.

8. Sapporo Yuki Matsuri

The Sapporo Yuki Matsuri, or snow festival, is a winter celebration wherein the streets and open spaces of the city are filled with giant snow and ice sculptures.

9. Illuminations

Illuminations in Japan are genuinely spectacular during winter using millions of LED lights.


Shirakawago is spectacular during winter. The place is a well preserved traditional village in the Japanese Alps and listed as a UNESCO Heritage site.




What to pack for Winter in Japan Experience


Clothing: Wool Knitted scarves, thermal clothes, wool coat, long pants

Accessories and Shoes, Muffler, boots, sneakers, warm socks, warm tights, ear warmers, snow boots, gloves, mask


Clothing: Thick Sweater, warm coat, Thermal clothes, long padded jackets, long pants

Accessories: Boots, snow boots, sneakers, gloves, hat, ear warmers, warm socks, mask


Winter in Japan

Caring for winter clothes – Useful Tips You Should Know

Winter Clothes are quite expensive, making sure that you care for this clothing properly can save you a lot of time and effort. This savings is valuable at a time of year when you have to prepare your home for winter, deal with inclement weather and prepare for the holiday season.

This is not the only benefit you get from caring for winter clothes in the correct way. Good fabric care helps to protect your clothing so that it’s still in good enough condition for you to wear next winter season, and often after that.

Wash hand-knitted items by hand

If you, or someone else, have spent time knitting a sweater, or a pair of gloves, the last thing you want is for them to be damaged while they are being washed. This damage can be prevented by hand washing delicate hand-knitted items. Swish them around in a sink containing cold water and mild washing detergent.

Once you have washed the items, replace the contents of the sink with freshwater and no detergent. Rinse the clothing in the sink until all the detergent is removed.

 Wear items more than once

Given that you wear more layers when the weather is cold, you are going to end up with a huge pile of laundry if you wear each item just once. Most people tend to sweat less during the winter, so unless your jeans and sweaters smell or are stained, you should wear them more than once.

If you want to make sure that outer layers of clothing stay fresh, wear something under them. This can be a t-shirt or tank top under a sweater or tights under jeans.

 Do not leave mud stains on clothes

Most people would agree that no one wants to be walking around with mud stains on their clothing. So, it’s not a good idea to simply re-wear mud-stained clothes. You should allow the mud to dry, then brush off as much as you can. The clothing then needs to be treated with detergent, before being washed. Remember, mud-stained clothing should always be placed in a separate wash.

 Make sure sweaters keep their shape

Trace around each sweater to be washed on a piece of parchment paper. After each sweater is washed, roll it in a towel to remove some of the water that remains. You then need to lay the sweater inside its outline on paper, shape it to the outline and leave it to dry.

 Put small items in a mesh bag before washing

It’s easy for smaller items, such as scarves and gloves, to become lost or tangled when you are doing the laundry. You can stop this from happening by placing these smaller items into a mesh bag which you then place into the washing machine.

These tips may take a small amount of time to carry out. However, they can save you the time and effort of having to rewash clothes if they were not pre-treated and can also prevent you from losing items They also help to protect your winter clothing so they continue to look new and last for years to come.

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One Comment

  1. Helen Neale

    This is a helpful article, I would tottally reread this when I plan to go to japan

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