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This Unusual Winter Tour in Japan Has City-Dwellers Get Out & Shovel Snow

 - Jan 6, 2015
References: tabetainjya & en.rocketnews24
The Heavy Snow Region Experience is an unusual winter tour that takes place in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, providing a way for people in snowless regions to get familiar with what makes snow so wonderful—and so much work to deal with in the winter.

As a region that gets a heavy amount of snowfall each year, and has a high population of seniors, it's a clever move for the Akiota-cho Sightseeing Association to offer these tours, especially the 'Snow Shoveling Parties.' For a fee of about ¥5,000, or $50, the Heavy Snow Region Experience Tour covers the expenses for the bus, lunch, insurance and shoveling gear. After the experience is done, the tour concludes with a visit to a local hot spring, offering a place to relax and warm up after all of that snow shoveling.