I live in a mountain resort place called Nasu in Japan. It's beginning of the Winter here, and the most of the leaves of the trees are gone. Still some are beautiful with red and yellow colors. From now, Nasu will have a very cold time, however, the sonow covered scenes of this nature land is also nice to see.
There are many cozy hotels and traditional Japanese style Inns ( called Ryokan with Hot Springs Spa) here in Nasu. Many of the tourists enjoy the summer time of Nasu, while the Winter time here is a good choice for Onsen Hot Springs lovers.
Also there are some Skiing areas. From the heart of the town, those Skiing areas are not far. It's a nice combination of choices to enjoy Skiing in the day time, and Hot Springs in the night time in Nasu.
Emperor of Japan has his own resort house in Nasu. He comes here often with his family to have calm vacation time. Many of the residents wave flags and their hands to Emperor from the window of his car, which is one of the symbolic pictures of Nasu when it's introduced in Japan.