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Edo Tokyo Art Illumination Exhibition

Edo Tokyo Art Illumination Exhibition

As the winter nights grow longer, the streets of Tokyo glow brighter, with colorful lights adorning streetlamps, trees and buildings. If you are looking for something a bit more dramatic that won't leave you exposed to the chilly air, look no further than the Edo ...

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Hikone Tokae

Hikone Tokae

On Aug. 17, for one special night, an illuminated display appeared near Hikone Castle in Shiga Prefecture to celebrate the Hikone Tokae festival. Those who missed the installations will be glad to know that the lights will make a comeback on Dec. 16, and this ...

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Winter Boat Ride at Geibikei Gorge

Winter Boat Ride at Geibikei Gorge

The end or beginning of a year should be a time for peaceful reflection. The din of your everyday life may be a distraction, though, so why not venture into the tranquil nature of Geibikei Gorge in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture, for some peace of ...

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Snow Monsters Illumination Event

Snow Monsters Illumination Event

In winter, skiers and snowboarders aren't the only figures crowding the slopes at the Zao Onsen ski resort in Yamagata Prefecture — "snow monsters" join in the fun as well. Don't be scared, though. These monsters won't bite, as they are actually juhyō (frost-covered ...

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The 39th Sapporo White Illumination

The 39th Sapporo White Illumination

The Sapporo Snow Festival, which attracted almost 3 million people to the capital of Hokkaido last year, is still over a month away. That won't stop the north from indulging in a little winter-themed fun, though. If you're looking to get into a merry mood ...

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Fuyu no Nara Yamato-ji Campaign

Fuyu no Nara Yamato-ji Campaign

Travelers can get a glimpse of ancient Japan when they visit the historic temples and museums of western Nara, especially now using a discounted price. Despite being a residential area, the western part of Nara has a wide selection of World Heritage sites, museums, ...

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