Kyoto was once the nation’s capital, before being moved to Tokyo in 1868. While it is no longer the capital, it is still the heart and soul of Japan. Kyoto offers visitors a look into a well preserved history, traditions and cultures of years gone by. With 17 UNESCO world heritage sites as well as breathtaking scenery and warm and welcoming people, Kyoto is a destination to put on your list.
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Featured Kyoto Articles
Embrace the Myoko Magic: A Safe, Fun, and Enlightening Backcountry Adventure
Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the winter wonderland of Myoko, Japan. Our daily backcountry tours are more than just adventure; they’re about prioritising your safety, ensuring you have a blast, and [...]
Mountainwatch Travel’s Guide to Myoko Kogen
There are so many Japanese resorts to choose from, so we thought we’d share one of our favourites, Myoko Kogen. Joe Stanco has been living in Myoko for a few winters now. He owns and operates his store, Joey’s Myoko, and ride [...]
Your Complete Guide To Niseko This Season
Niseko is a global powder powerhouse known for some of the driest, lightest snow in the world – with 15m snowfall in an “average” season, and up to 19m in a good season! If you’re keen to experience this powder mecca f [...]
Where to Eat, Sleep, and Ski in Niseko, Japan
At Mountainwatch Travel, we understand the quest for the ultimate skiing adventure. Enter Niseko, Japan, a winter wonderland known for its world-class powder snow, diverse terrain, and luxurious hospitality. Our 2023/4 season guid [...]
Hidden Gems of Hakuba: Explore Beyond the Ski Slopes in Winter
Hakuba is a winter destination known worldwide for its top-tier ski slopes. And, while the skiing facilities in Hakuba are extraordinary, the region’s appeal extends well beyond its snow-pounded mountains. Hakuba’s bre [...]
2022-2023 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update : A Few Speed Bumps Then Snowy Business as Usual
Beautiful turn in beautiful snow by @kassun1048 last week in Niseko. Photo: Adam Kroenert /Oyuki Japan Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The Japanese snow season is in full swing after a few very fruitful weeks. La Nina is on its w [...]
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