Japan’s Snow Country

More than a Locale for Winter Sports

Donny Kimball
11 min readFeb 28, 2020

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Snow Falls everywhere in Japan’s so-called Snow Country zone

Welcome back to another installment of Japan area guides. As always, we’ll be going deep so that you, the reader, can experience a region of rural Japan without worry. In today’s post, we’ll be examining a slice of Japan that goes by the moniker of Snow Country. Spread across a wide swath of mountainous terrain that spans Niigata, Nagano, and Gunma Prefectures, this…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/