Japan in Winter
About half way through January shrines in Japan hold New Year's Bonfires, called dondo yaki, for local people to burn their New Year's decorations, and bring good luck for the year ahead. At Amino Shrine the bonfire was a little small compared to some, but made up for it with a great community feel. Also you could stand close enough to keep warm without any danger.
The snow in Japan gives the shrines and temples a unique look that is definitely worth seeing at least once in your life. While it doesn't snow every winter in Kyotango when it does it makes a big impression. This blog highlights a few of the great sights in Kumihama covered in snow. #snow #snowday #winter #japan #japanholiday #japanvacation #holidayplanning #vacationplanning