winter

We brave the winter with the lowest-rated gloves from Amazon Japan

Do low ratings and low temperatures go hand in hand?

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Snow falls at Ghibli Museum, creates a magical anime wonderland【Pics & Video】

Like stepping into a Ghibli anime in real life.

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Photo of snowy Japanese temple wows people around the world

Silent serenity speaks volumes with its overwhelming beauty.

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A chance to experience what goes into making Japan’s Chitose Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

Winter enthusiasts will gain a deeper understanding of the behind-the-scenes efforts involved with this breathtaking Hokkaido festival.

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The SoraNews24 secret technique for staying warm in your office this winter【Experiment】

All it takes is a little teamwork!

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New seasonal menu at the Kirby Cafe will keep you warm, full and happy this winter

Plus, many of the new dishes come with special collectible items!

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The Kotanpo is coming to save Japan from the cold this winter【Photos】

Designers’ goal was to make a wearable mobile kotatsu.

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Honey, I’ve shrunk the Japanese bath controls! New miniatures celebrate a home icon

Tiny panels talk to you and play melodies, just like the real thing. 

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We dip our feet into a Japanese onsen…inside footbath boots

Whether you’re gaming, studying, or working from home, these ashiyu boots let you take the footbath with you wherever you go!

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New footbath boots bring the healing waters of a Japanese onsen to your home

Yes, you actually pour water into them.

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Does your butt get cold in the winter? Try this butt heater cushion to keep you warm and cozy

Complete with a cushion and a heat pack, this set is great for the office, at home, or for outdoor events!

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Japanese media finds out if it’s cold enough to “fry” an egg on the street in Hokkaido

You never know unless you fry.

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Japanese Twitter shows reality of living in snowy Hokkaido, and it’s magical

Living in a snowy place is tough, but can be gorgeous too!

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When Kyoto snow falls, this mountain shrine becomes one of the most beautiful places in the city

Grab your coat, because winter is an amazing time to see Kyoto’s Kifune Shrine.

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Mr. Sato tries out ‘the Life Ruiner’, a wearable kotatsu – will it ruin his life?

Now you can feel the irresistable warmth of a kotatsu whenever you want, so say goodbye to productivity.

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McDonald’s Japan’s limited-edition pie pick-me-up: the Love Triangle Choco Pie【Taste Test】

McDonald’s Japan unveils this winter’s interestingly named limited-edition triangle pie.

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Become a bear and ‘hibernate’ in the woods with this private hammock tent

Who says hammocks have to be restricted to summer time fun?

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Nara deer leave park, head to station for food as tourist numbers tumble due to coronavirus

Videos show herds of deer galloping down streets and stopping traffic as they search for food. 

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Japanese photographer captures the beauty of Kyoto in the snow 【Photos】

Visit famous tourist spots like you’ve never seen them before. 

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Shikayose: The Calling of the Deer in Nara with acorns and a French horn

With thousands less tourists in Nara due to the Coronavirus, this year’s winter celebrations seem strangely more magical

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