|Above, Tokyo after a snowstorm in February 2014. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Should you visit Japan on a winter vacation?
That's the question Purple Pen In Japan addresses in an article giving the pros and cons of a winter vacation in Japan.
I did it last year and, to say the least, the experience was very interesting. I was stuck for hours aboard a Keisei Line train in between Narita International Airport and Tokyo due to a heavy snowstorm after arriving in Japan.
But, Japan does offer some great skiing, if you are a skier.
The article begins with:
And we're at the end of another year. Where did the year go? Time flew so fast!
It's winter again, my 4th and last winter in Japan. How I survived the last three winters amazes me.
Anyway, a couple of people have asked me if winter vacation is good time to visit Japan. I'd like to say, it depends but I'd be required to give more explanations. So, I just wrote them the pros and cons of visiting Japan in winter. I'll share here what I wrote to them.To read more, go here.
By the way, the article includes a cute photo of a Japanese woman bathing in an onsen with some friends.