Tagged winter

11 Must-see Winter Illuminations in Tokyo

Winter is almost here, but in Tokyo, the lights are already shining brightly. It’s one of the things I love most about the city. And the season. Every year in late November and early December, millions of tiny, glittering bulbs illuminate parks, plazas and shopping districts throughout Tokyo. Some displays last for quite a while…

The Mountains Are Calling

I can’t begin to tell you how much I absolutely love the snow. I’m like a kid in a candy store when I see it or am in it. So many people dread and despise it. I’m the the opposite. And luckily, it never seems to be too far away. I took this photo during…

All of the Lights in Inagi

In many countries, city streets light up for a few weeks during the holiday season. But in Japan, there are winter illuminations. Thousands of lights twinkle brightly in beautiful patterns, sometimes synchronized with music. Streets, parks, and specific sections of cities light up in November and stay lit through early January. Some even keep their…

Let It Snow in Aomori Spring

As temperatures drop and days get shorter, many find themselves longing for summer… Wishing for warmer conditions, nine o’clock sunsets and hours by the pool (or beach). Enduring snow, ice and below freezing temperatures is not something a lot of people look forward to. But with wintertime comes hot cocoa, snowmen, and, most importantly, the thrill…