SNOW CULTURE IN JAPAN

Guide to Snow Culture in Japan

snownotes.org helps you to explore how Japan's culture and society have been shaped by snow. In Japan, people have been living with snow since ancient times. In order to overcome the difficulties of snow, to have fun with it, and to coexist with it, they have built up a unique and creative snow culture in Japan. By looking at the current Japanese society and culture from the aspect of snow, many new discoveries will be find. snownotes.org provides information on travel spots and know-how where you can experience Japan's snow culture as well as the story of Japan's snow culture.

  • LIFE WITH SNOW

    Snow Culture in Japan

    In Japan, many people live in heavy snowfall areas. They have discovered the beauty of the snow in their daily lives, endured the harshness at times, and worked together with the community to build up their lives, and as a result, the culture people have today was born.

  • ONE OF THE SNOWIEST PLACE

    Life in Matsunoyama

    Shotaro Kamimura lives in the Kurokura area of Matsunoyama, Tokamachi, Niigata prefecture, one of the snowiest areas in the world, and is closely involved in the snow country culture.

  • SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

    Skiing in Japan

    Skiing and snowboarding are great. It drives us to travel strange places and shows us the beauty of the land. It brings people together, teaches us about the local natural environment, and creates a thirst for art. What would you discover through a ski trip in Japan?

  • LOCAL SAKE FROM SNOW COUNTRY

    Sake in Japan

    The environment of snow country, the flavors of sake that vary depending on the brewing water and rice of each region, and the artisans who passionately make sake for the local people. Through sake, you will learn about the environment and philosophy of snow country.

  • ABOUT JAPAN

    Japanese Culture

    There is no doubt that Japan’s snow country culture is more or less influenced by Japanese culture. The more you know about Japanese culture, the deeper you will feel the snow country culture.