Wondering where to travel in Japan this winter? Do you dream of spending your days adventuring through luscious powder snow and your nights eating fresh local seafood and soaking in open-air hot springs? If so, western Niigata Prefecture might be just the place for you. This article will explore 9 reasons to choose the area around Mt. Myoko in western Niigata for your next wintertime getaway.
The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the world for a couple of years now, and many countries are still implementing regulations to try and keep the disease as under control as possible. This has obviously made international travel more difficult and complicated than it already is, and Japan in particular has become notorious for its strict border controls. I was able to leave and return to Japan during the age of coronavirus and mandatory quarantine, experiencing all the stressful procedures for myself. I hope that my account can help you prepare mentally or physically, so read on to hear what my experience was like.