While Dorogawa Onsen town tends to book out in summer, in winter, life slows down and you can experience the real rhythms of daily life. Taking a hot bath in an outdoor onsen and sipping hot sake will keep you warm and toasty. | History & Culture | Dorogawa Onsen
Nara's Best Winter Escapes
Winter in Nara is quiet, with fewer tourists and snow on the upper mountains. It's a good time to see the major sights without crowds. Whether you want to hike in the wilderness or keep warm indoors, there are plenty of options.
Strawberries grow in the green houses from winter through spring, and you can pick and eat as many as you like. Keep warm with freshly cooked pizza from the outdoor woodburning stove on the farm. | Activities & Experiences | Ikoma
Japanese gardens are designed for all seasons. In winter, especially with a light coating of snow, the tea houses and stone lanterns look stunning. In January, the camellias are in full bloom. | Nature & The Outdoors | Nara Park