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Winter

In central and northern Japan, the ground is often covered in snow for much of the winter.

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Winter Outdoor & Culture

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Winter in Japan lasts for three months from December to February. Visitors during this time will have a very unique Japanese experience. Firstly, snow. Snow cannot be found in every area of Japan. Although snow does fall in many areas, it doesn’t build up except in the northern part of Japan, on the side facing ...

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Winter Food

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In Japan, winter temperatures often get down to below freezing. On these chilly days, people are in the mood for hot pot, which is a dish similar to steamboat in Malaysia. There are various types and flavours of hot pot, some use special local regional ingredients and others blend soups, sauces and spices, to create ...

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Winter Shopping & Nightlife

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The best part of shopping in winter is the sales. From the beginning of January to around February, is the period for major sales, where many items, especially clothes can be picked up at a bargain. One of the most popular items are Fukubukuro, which is a lucky bag containing a variety of goods. They are ...

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