The 2017 Sapporo Snow Festival will showcase a huge selection of impressive snow sculptures as always, but this year there's one that will be a real treat for gamers: Final Fantasy VII!
The bus pulled out of Shinjuku a little after 10am, and with clouds parting for peeks of sunlight, it looked to be a fine day for a snow romp. But although I say "romp", think of it as more of a fun play in the snow for kids, or a gentle introduction to snow for adults. With a Thomas the Tank Engine train ride, a genuinely delicious lunch and pretty lights, the whole family can enjoy this modest day out.
Japan boasts an amazing train network and major cities are exceptionally well-connected with its extensive Shinkansen (bullet train) system. While taking the Shinkansen is arguably the nicest way to travel through the country, tickets for these slick vehicles don't come cheap.
Visiting Yamanashi Prefecture lets you take a break from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and indulge in the tranquility of nature. If you're thinking about visiting Mt.Fuji and would like to see the surrounding Hakone area, the Mt.Fuji and Hakone 1-Day tour could be just what you've been looking for.
As Japan heads into the depths of winter, one can almost hear the collective sound of aspiring skiers and snowboarders preparing themselves for the slopes that have become a staple of Japan's snow season. Although the tried and true favorites of Niseko and Hakuba enough are highly recommended, rooms in the area do fill up faster than an ice cream can melt during summer in Australia. However, Niseko and Hakuba are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the range of other amazing ski and snowboarding slopes Japan has to offer. Let's take a look!