It is cold in winter and Miyama gets quite a lot of snow, with some variation between the different valleys. The locals spend much of the winter indoors, preparing for the spring and the busy planting times ahead. If you enjoy snow-covered landscapes, this is a good time to visit and snowshoeing activities are available.
The recommended food of the month is wild boar hotpot.
At night you won’t hear much as this is one of the quietest times of year, when most of nature is hibernating through the cold.