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Winter is a nice time of the year to visit, as its cold, beautiful and usually snowy towards the end of February.
If you come in December, you will be able to enjoy the Japanese new years' festivities and celebrations. New year (oshogatsu) is, alongside Obon, the biggest celebration in Japan.
During the new year, traditions such as mochitsuki (mochi making), which I would say is better to call it rice bashing, can be done. As well as that, there are great seasonal foods and delicacies to try during winter.
Personally, I think the best thing to do in winter is visiting some Ryokans. Ryokans are traditional Japanese ‘inns’... they’re more upmarket than inns, but more importantly, they have hot spring baths, so you can soak in a hot bath outside in the snow.
As always, if you are travelling from further out of Kansai, it benefits you to get a Japan Rail Pass, Click here to buy one from the Official Vendor.
Monday 07 October 2019
If you're into all things cute and geeky in Japan, here is the Kansai Local up to date guide on the best permanent character cafes in Kansai!
Thursday 19 September 2019
A small taste of the strange and quirky aspects of Japanese culture, as well as life as a 'Hafu'
Monday 01 July 2019
Single use plastic in Japan is a massive issue. A few friends and I organised a volunteer trash pick up with on the pretty island of Awaji.