7 Tips About Kotatsu to Enjoy Winter in Japan!

7 Tips About Kotatsu to Enjoy Winter in Japan!

Japanese winters can be bitterly cold especially in the north of Honshu and the northernmost island of Hokkaido, where icy air from Siberia brings deep snowdrifts.In times gone by, Japanese houses were heated by a charcoal cooking pit, or ‘iori’ in the centre of the floor, but through subsequent generations this has become the kotatsu we use today. A kotatsu is not for cooking; it is essentially a low table frame,[Continue Reading…]