The Exceptional Beauty and Gastronomy of the Snow Country

Regional: Tokamachi

Tokamachi City is one of the world’s snowiest cities. This region is covered in deep snow for almost half the year – a microclimate which has nurtured a Snow Country culture with origins that trace back 5,000 years to the ancient Jomon era. Back then, while living in harmony with the snow and their plentiful natural surroundings, the Jomon people handcrafted kaen’gata doki, extravagant pottery which has today been designated the oldest pottery among Japan’s National Treasures. These precious artefacts symbolize the origins of Japanese culture and tell the historical tale of Snow Country Tokamachi. Unravel these ancient secrets while indulging the palate with the delicious flavors of a heavy snowfall region.

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