Suggestions for a winter visit to Japan

Started Nov 2, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Suggestions for a winter visit to Japan
In reply to aroundtokyo, Nov 10, 2012

aroundtokyo wrote:

wiwi wrote:

Hi all!

I'll be visiting Japan for a couple of weeks at the end of January/ early February and was just wondering if any of you had any suggestions and/or tips for a winter trip.

I'll be visiting the Sapporo Snow Festival (something I've wanted to do for 20 years!) but the majority of my time will be spent in the south - Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagano (snow monkeys), Miyajima.

So if you have any tips for great photography locations, or things to watch out for, I'd be grateful!

Thanks in advance!

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If you come to Tokyo a couple of good places might be Nikko which has the mausoleum to the Shogun Ieyau Tokugawa. Not as much snow as Hokkaido, but it looks pretty good!

Yes Nikko is already on my to do list - I went to Japan when I was 17 and had wanted to go then but didn't have enough time so it's definitely on the list this time!

You might also want to go to Hakone, a short train trip away from Tokyo. Up in the mountains, Lake Ashi is there and from one shore Mt. Fuji is at the other end. It look absolutely amazing and what trip to Japan would be without a few Fuji shoot?

another good idea.  If the weather is clear, a Fuji view would be spectacular.

Thanks so much for your response!

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