Skiers, head toward the lights

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Feb 15, 2013

Skiers, head toward the lights

by Tomoko Otake

Skiers and snowboarders who pass through JR Nagano Station should make the effort to take a short side trip to nearby Zenkoji Temple during the week starting Saturday. Wooden buildings that line the street approaching the popular temple will be lit up in five ...

Snow festival begins in Sapporo

National Feb 6, 2013

Snow festival begins in Sapporo

The 64th annual Sapporo Snow Festival began Tuesday, featuring 216 snow sculptures at three sites, including Odori Park, the main venue. About 2 million people visit the festival each year, according to organizers. The event runs through Monday. Major attractions this year include sculptures created from ...