Japan is a country located in East Asia with the capital city of Tokyo. We as the nation of Indonesia certainly know the Japanese state because Japan has a historical record in Indonesian colonialism. Japan is often referred to as sakura country because it has the most beautiful cherry blossoms in Japan or sunrise. Japan is one of the most developed countries in Asia, and even Japan is one of the world’s highest standards of living. Based on geographical conditions Japan is an island-shaped country consisting of 4 main islands. Most of the Japanese plains are mountains, the highest mountain in Japan is Mount Fujiyama.
Here are 21 tourist attractions in Japan in winter, including as follows.
1. Sapporo Snow Festival
Holiday to Japan in winter is an interesting thing, one of the places that can be visited is the place of Sapporo Snow Festival. Sapporo Snow Festival is the largest winter event in Japan that takes place regularly since know 1950. The festival is held precisely in Sapporo, Hokkaido. As for the festival there are various exhibitions such as exhibitions of various sculptures made of snow and ice, then there is competition in sculpting snow sculptures and can be followed by all participants from various countries around the world. Various sculptures of ice are very diverse ranging from small to size as big as home. One of the best spots to get a beautiful view is by visiting the Sapporo TV Tower which is located in the east of Odori park.
The venue of the sapporo festival is located in 3 areas including Odori Park, Susukino District and Tsudome. The performances that are located in Odori park are various works made of ice with a theme that has been determined by the organizing committee, this year the theme is lifted Final Fantasy VII. In addition we can also see Star Wars made of snow and some other works. In the park odori also we can enjoy food and drink typical of Hokkaido. The second place is Distri Susukino, in this district we can see about 60 works made of snow with the theme of enjoy the ice and also a place of ice sculpting contest. The last area of Tsudome in this place is a very enjoyable snow game like snowmobile, bumber ball, snow raft, etc.
Traditional houses in Shirakawa Go have age more than 100 years even supposedly there are some houses that have age 4 century. Shirakawa Go is a place that has been acknowledged by UNESCO so gassho-zukuri is deliberately preserved. If you are on holiday to Shirakawa Go various activities can be done starting from stay at Minshuku, or if you want to soak to soak in the Onsen and around the village of Shirakawa. The route to Shirakawa Go can be reached by bus from Kanazawa. In addition the route can use the Nagoya route by using the Meitetsu Bus or Nohi bus from Takayama.
3. Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort
Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort is a resort located in the town of Echigo Yuzawa which is famous for having high snowfall. Gala yuzawa is perfect for those of you who like skiing, the height of this resort snow ranged from 1.181 m to 358 masl. Gala yuzawa directly connected to the station so that when we arrived at the station we can directly borrow various equipment for skiing, snowboard, etc ..
Activities that can be done at gala yuzawa are skiing, for skiing fare that is 4600 yen for adults and 2300 yen for children that price already include the cost of gondola ride to the top of the mountain and down the mountain. In addition we can take a dip in the hot spring baths and surround the mountain areas. Operation hours gala yuzawa that is starting at 08.00 until 17.00.
4. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Tateyama Kuroba Alpine Route is one of the famous tourist attractions in Japan. Snow altitude in this place reaches 7 meters and sometimes even up to 20 meters. We can see beautiful snow scenery covering the road when visiting tateyama kurobe alpine route.
For tourist attractions in Japan during winter trips to this place can use toyama chiho railway, tateyama cablecar, highland bus, tateyama trolley bus, trolley bus and ogizawa-omachi bus. Some of the best places around tateyama kurobe include shomyo waterfall which is the highest water in japan with a height of 350 meters, murodo station, tateyama murodo stopover house, trolley bus which is the only bus in the absence of gas exhaust, if you want to soak to visit hot water bath mikurigaike. Wait let alone make Tateyama Kurobe Apline as one of the tourist attractions that will you visit when berilbur to Japan.
Niseko is located on the island of Hokkaido and is a tourist spot in Hokkaido . Hokkaido is one of the snow islands that became a paradise for skiing. Every year during the winter many foreign tourists who come to visit niseko, besides being a niseko skiing paradise also has a stunning natural beauty.
Various activities that can be done while visiting Niseko include skiing and going to Oyonuma hot water lake. There are several places to ski in Niseko, one of them is Niseko Gramd Hirafu Ski resort is the largest ski resort in the region of Niseko for the entry ticket of 4,700 yen / 8 hours and 4,000 yen / 5 hours the price does not include rental fees ski equipment as well as gondola tickets. Several other ski resorts around Niseko are Niseko Village Ski Resort and Niseko Annupuri Ski Area.
6. Shiga Kogen
Shiga Kogen Ski Resort is Japan’s largest skiing area even one of the largest areas in the world rankings. Shiga Kogen has 21 ski resorts that merge into one so that although many visitors do not hassle in serving it. Shiga kogen has a very wide land this can be proven if you want to surround the shiga kogen then it takes about 2 days. The northern part of shiga kogen is flanked by two saju mountains that have a height of 2000 meters and the southern part there is a hot spring from the top of yukote mountain.
Shiga Kogen admission price is 4800 yen the price is inclusive of all activities that can be done in Shiga Kogen. In addition to skiing, snowboard and snow play we can also fish because around Shiga Kogen there are several small lakes. Well if you kecapean after skiing in shiga kogen then stay becomes one of the best choice, because there are already many hotels even up to 100 hotels with complete facilities. If you are hungry and looking for halal food, calmly there are many halal foods in Japan . Access the vehicle to the shiga kogen by bus from the station yudanaka or can also use the bus from the station nagano.
7. Takaragawa Onsen
Soaking in natural hot spring baths during winter is great fun because warming the body other than that by soaking in this takaragawa can relieve aches, gout, and various neurological disorders. If you want a spa there are several places that can be visited that is Tonaegawa and Osenkaku. If you want to soak but do not want to mix with the opposite sex in this takaragawa provided a lot of bathing options there is a special bath women, men only and there kodakara bath or mixed men and women. The hygiene issue is no doubt, this onsen takaragawa has a clean and maintained environment.
In addition to the seven places are still many more tourist attractions in Japan that you can visit during the winter. Here are other attractions in Japan during the winter you can visit:
- Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Area
- Blue Lake Furano
- Fuji mountain
- Jogokudani Monkey Park
- Fuji mountain
- Japanese Winter Food
- Fujiten Ski Resort
- Snow Town Yeti
- Tokyo Tower
- Fujimi Panorama Resort
- Fujiko F.Fujio Museum (Doraemon Museum)
- Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura Museum
- Harajuku Takeshita Dori
Thus the recommendations of some places that can be visited while on vacation to Japan in winter. Make sure to prepare all the preparations in winter, prepare winter clothes do not let things left behind and read various travel tips to Japan . Congratulations on vacation and hopefully this article useful.…