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Winter Japan Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2014-02-01
Experience culturally diverse Japan in the heart of winter
Pack some winter gear and head out to explore the far north of Japan - a fascinating and rarely visited part of this diverse country. See the amazing Sapporo Snow Festival and enjoy some of Hokkaido’s energising winter sports. Return south to visit Nikko - a truly beautiful winter wonderland, peppered with ancient temples, gardens and shrines. Bookended by days in Japan's electric capital, this trip mixes the energy and excitement of Tokyo with the serenity of Nikko's temples and the white beauty of Sapporo in winter. The result is an adventure holiday rich in cultural icons, history, tradition and seasonal delights.
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The dynamic capital of an ancient land, Tokyo blends neon-drenched modernity with traditional temples, shrines and gardens.
Situated on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, Sapporo is best known as the host of its annual snow festival and for the beer produced by its famous brewery.
Once the largest settlement of the native Ainu people, Asahikawa was one of the first areas in Japan to be developed as a ski resort.
Nestled in the stunning mountains of northern Honshu, Hirosaki is home to numerous apple orchards and the remains of a beautiful 17th-century castle.
Famous as one of the Japan's three most beautiful views, the eroded pine-topped islands that dot Matsushima Bay have long inspired poets and painters.
Nikko has been a sacred site since the middle of the 8th century, as evidenced by the many shrines and temples dotted throughout the area.
Bursting with contemporary urban culture, there are many sides of Tokyo to explore - from fascinating musuems and world-class shopping to neighbourhood backstreets lined with restaurants and karaoke bars.
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