Japan's Spectacular Winter Illuminations
There are many beautiful illumination attractions in Japan. Many are free and easily accessible by public transportation. Here we've listed some of the most popular.
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Crab Hot Pot
Delicious Japanese Foods of Winter
When the cold Japanese winter starts piercing right through you, there’s nothing better than a steaming hotpot to fill your belly and warm your soul! By yourself, with friends or family, at home or on the town, Japan's one-pot meals are the perfect way to enjoy the bounty of the winter season in the toasty comfort of the indoors!
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Modern Art
Exploring Japan's Epic Modern and Contemporary Art Scene
Home to some of the most important artists in the field, Japan showcases vast collections and myriad mediums that have elevated it to be a major player on the world's art stage. Discovering the country through a modern and contemporary art perspective makes the journey all the more inspiring.
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Mountains in Japan
A 4-part Itinerary for One Incredible Trek through Japan
Japan holds one of only two UNESCO-designated pilgrimage routes in the world. For centuries, the country's temple-lined paths have been considered sacred ground. Now these age-old hiking trails offer modern-day pilgrims a window into ancient traditions that still permeate Japanese culture today.
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Useful Travel Information
Train in Japan
First-Time Visitor Information
Learn a little more about Japan's customs, culture and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as its seasonal weather, geography and luggage delivery options. Many of the questions first-time travelers might have are answered here, along with insider tips and practical advice.
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TSA Precheck
Fly through the Airport with Japan Airlines
Fly through the airport and enjoy a better travel experience with Japan Airlines (JAL). As a TSA Pre✓® participating carrier, JAL offers eligible U.S. travelers an opportunity to enjoy a more streamlined security screening process with shorter waits when departing from JAL's 11 U.S. gateways.
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Events in Japan
Chichibu Night Festival
Chichibu Night Festival in Saitama
Chichibu Yomatsuri—a night festival dating back at least 300 years that is held on December 2 and 3 each year—is one of the country's most spectacular events. Enjoy a winter night spectacle featuring multi-ton floats, music and sweet sake.
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Sapporo Snow Festival
Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido
The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the planet's greatest snow spectacles. It is a wintertime extravaganza that draws millions every year in early February. Visit for a taste of Hokkaido hospitality, great food and drink, and stunning illuminations.
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QUIZ - Did you know?
Hokkaido at Christmas
The holidays are soon approaching! Christmas in Japan is often celebrated as a romantic day for couples to go on dates, or as an opportunity to spend some time with close family members.

Do you know which food Japanese people commonly eat for Christmas?

1. Christmas themed cake and fried chicken
2. Corn dogs
3. Donuts
4. Apple pie

Prize: Three lucky winners will be selected among those who answer correctly. The prize will be a piece of cloth from Hirosaki city, Aomori.

How to enter: Enter your answer by November 14th, 2019, at

The answer for the Newsletter Vol. 64(September issue) was: a. Kyoto.
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