The most beautiful snowy Japanese landscapes 冬の美しい景色
Daisetsuzan National Park in winter
Kyoto in the snow
Snowy Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa
During a trip to Japan in winter, be sure to visit the following spots! You'll be surprised to discover how the season transforms the Japanese landscapes...
In the center of the northernmost island of Japan, the village of Biei contains many treasures. In spring and summer, you can enjoy its beautiful fields of flowers, especially lavender. In winter, don't miss the opportunity to visit the blue pond, Aoi-ike. The nature surrounding the pond is covered in a snowy white coat, and the unreal blue color of the pond creates a unique magical atmosphere.
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The hot springs of Noboribetsu are the most popular in Hokkaido. Part of Noboribetsu's natural waters resurface in Jigokudani, "the valley of hell". In winter, enjoy the splendid and natural landscapes here by walking the hiking trails created for this purpose. If you make good time, reaching Oyunuma - the steaming sulphurous pond - will only take half an hour.
Less than 2 hours by bus from Tokyo, Lake Kawaguchi offers breathtaking views of Mount Fuji. Once at the station, you can choose to rent a bike and take a tour of Lake Kawaguchi (about 20km) to find the best viewing angle for the perfect photo! In fact, winter is the best season to photograph the famous mountain, thanks to the clear skies. Finally, note that from mid-January until mid-February there is the Kawaguchiko Fireworks Festival.
Read also : Five places to see Mount Fuji
Kinkakuji (The Golden Pavilion) in winter
Arashiyama bamboo forest in winter
Shirakawago village in the snow
Snowy Shirakawago by night
Discover Shirakawago under a layer of snow! In this rural village in Gifu prefecture, winter transforms the landscape and almost transports visitors to another time. Shirakawago is famous for its houses built in the gassho-zukuri style of the region, with its steep thatched roofs.
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