This isn’t directly related to cycling (at the moment) but I recently took a trip to Hokkaido in the depths of winter. Quite simply I wanted to experience the snow that it’s famous for. It lived up to it’s reputation so if you love snow, trees, mountains, and bitterly cold temperatures I highly recommend a trip there. If you plan on cycling, don’t go in winter.
Sean Breslin Lived in central Japan since 2001 and spend free days exploring.