Winter

2014/2015 Season: November 1, 2014 to April 5, 2015

The largest ski area in Karuizawa, an upmarket mountain resort in Nagano Prefeture, is operated by the Prince Snow Resort. With its snow machine, the season can start as early as mid-October, thus one of the earliest resort (in Japan) to open for the season.

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Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi (photo from bonjovibandaprovervial.blogspot.com)☐ Music
Info: An American rock band consisting of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, bassist Hugh McDonald, keyboardist David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres.

Osaka
Date: Dec 3 | 7:00pm
Location: Osaka Kyocera Dome, OsakaNishi, Osaka
Nearest Station: Taisho Station & Dome Mae Station

Tokyo
Date: Dec 4 | 7:00pm
Location: Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Suidobashi Station and Korakuen Station

Entrance: ¥9,000 – ¥12,000 (adv)
Website: www.universal-music.co.jp/bon-jovi/

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Each year, Roppongi Hills is admired for its luxurious Christmas decorations with each feature in three different locations: Keyakizaka Street, Mori Garden, and 66 Plaza (which is the main plaza in front of Mori Tower – office entrance).

Keyakizaka Illumination
This year, the 400 meters stretch of Keyakizaka street  is again decorated with the popular blue and white LED lights that sparkles like crystals in blue background. For its 10th anniversary, the illumination is highlighted with red, umber and candle colors that will be on display on specific time slots.

Roppongi Hills Illumination - Keyakizaka dori 01 Roppongi Hills Illumination - Keyakizaka dori 02

Special illumination schedules are: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 23:00 and will last for about 10 minutes.

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HakubaHakuba, located in the Northern Japan Alps of Nagano Prefecture stands out as one of Japan’s finest winter resort areas. It is one of the most popular ski areas because of its thick snow, good terrain, vertical rise, and advance ski and snowboard slopes.

Hakuba Goryu1Hakuba hosted several Olympic events during the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and some of the Olympic facilities still remain in the area like the Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium, Hakuba Olympic Memorial Hall, and Olympic museum which is a walking distance from the ski jump.

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Mt TakaoMountain climbing is a popular activity in Japan and without a doubt, Mt. Takao is one of the most popular hiking spots in Tokyo for its convenient location. With only about 50 kilometers from central Tokyo, it is a relatively short 50 minute train ride from Shinjuku via Keio Railways’ Limited Express. Visitors can enjoy its natural beauty and magnificent scenery all in a day’s trip. Mt. Takao also provides a good hike all year round.

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