There are many examples of Japanese architecture that represent the country’s long history and distinctive culture. These buildings are even more striking when blanketed in snow, and visitors to these architectural sites can experience the true beauty of Japanese winter. Goryokaku Fort and the red bridges of Hirosaki Castle gleam in their pure white surroundings, while thick snow piles up on the traditional buildings in places such as Shirakawa-go and Ouchi-juku. Visit these sites to get a glimpse into the lives of the people who once lived there. Search out this special winter scenery during your visit to Japan.
The little port town of Otaru had its heyday as one of Japan's chief trade, financial and business c
Kenrokuen Garden is the focal point of Kanazawa and has a long and celebrated history. The garden wa
Hirosaki Castle is famous all over Japan for its spring cherry blossoms, but it is just as beautiful
A coating of snow on Yamagata Prefecture’s sacred and secluded Dewa Sanzan mountains amplifies the
Goryokaku Fort is a five-sided, star-shaped fortification that was designed in 1855 and completed in
Discover Japan’s old-world charm at Shirakawa-go. The picturesque village is typified by the steep
Ouchi-juku is a town of historical importance, as it served as a rest stop for weary travelers makin
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Toshogu Shrine was built in 1617 to enshrine the first Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616).
There is a strong sense of Japanese cultural heritage in Hida Takayama. Visitors can browse traditio
Founded in 1620, the town of Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture has kept both its original buildings and
Gujo Hachiman Castle
This castle commands a panoramic view from a hilltop on the edge of Gujo City. In winter, thick snow