Snow Sightseeing

Culture & History

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.