As the temperature starts to drop and the days get shorter, it’s all too easy to fall victim to the dreaded winter blues. But not in Japan. Winter holidays all about getting involved in some of the many magical festivals that fill the calendar. From the Saporro Snow Festival – where you can witness the incredible ice sculptures and snow statues crafted by Japanese and international artists - to countless winter carnivals, there's plenty to keep you entertained during the colder months. If you’re after a taste of Japan's snow-capped mountains and fluffy snow, head for the Japanese Alps, renowned for its world-class skiing,
or discover a winter wonderland in Sapporo which is typically blanketed in snow until mid-March. For something even more out of this world, climb up ice wall along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and try ice fishing on afrozen lakes in Hokkaido. After all the icy activities during your Japan winter holidays, warm up inside and out with a tour of a centuries-old sake brewery where you can learn the best-kept secrets of this cherished Japanese alcohol and take part in a tasting.

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Our feedback in the initial phone call was clearly taken on board by Frances to create a great itinerary for us. All of the hotels were clean, comfortable and with wonderful staff. We really loved our three nights in Tenyu and wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you so much for recommending Hakone, it was just the downtime we needed. We really enjoyed our time there. Audrey and the rest of the in-country concierge team were very helpful getting into restaurants etc.
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