Area: Hokkaido｜Taiken Japan
Hokkaido is Japan's northernmost prefecture. Its capital, Sapporo, is famous for its annual snow festival.
Located in Sapporo’s famous Odori Park, the Sapporo Ramen Show 2017 is on until Sunday, May 28!
May 23, 2017
Thousands of visitors travel each year to visit the shrine commemorating Emperor Meiji, with beautiful picturesque sceneries surrounding the religious grounds.
May 18, 2017
Getting online while traveling is crucial, and even if it has become very easy to do so in Japan with the apps Travel Japan WiFi and Japan Connected WiFi, lets take a look at some of the places in central Sapporo that offer reliable free WiFi spots.
April 11, 2017
If you miss snacks and food items from home, we have compiled a list of a few places in central Sapporo where you can get your fix.
February 22, 2017
My recent trip to Sapporo in Hokkaido left me in a state of wondrous high, desperately trying to cling to any memory made from the trip. So here is my recommendation for five magical winter days in Sapporo.
February 1, 2017
Experience ‘hadaka no tsukiai' at Fukiage onsen - where locals mix with tourists in a natural onsen under the trees. Too shy for a soak? Just walk down and dip a toe in these magical waters. Soaking in Fukiage costs nothing and will enrich your skin with minerals and your mind with memories.
November 11, 2016
As its name suggests, “Hell Valley” (or so-called “Jigokudani” in Japanese) is reminiscent of Hell with demons living inside.
November 8, 2016
You wouldn’t expect to be able to feed ducks staying in the middle of a large city like Sapporo. How wrong you would be. I am going to plan a morning for you and you are going to do exactly as I say.
September 7, 2016
Once you arrive you have to travel up the longest escalator I’ve seen in Japan to get to the base. There are also stairs but I wouldn’t advise it. Especially if you’ve just cycled up with a three-year-old.
August 31, 2016
Wakkanai is the northernmost city in Japan. About 20km from Wakkanai, in the Sea of Japan lies two small islands separated by a distance of 8km. Even relatively close, these two islands are drastically different from one another. If you are driving towards Wakkanai on the route 106 which runs along the Sea of Japan coast, you can enjoy a remarkable cone shaped volcano rising from the ocean.
August 24, 2016
If you have visited Sapporo for any length of time you will certainly have seen Mt. Moiwa, and you may even have taken the cable car to its top. It is a beautiful destination where couples enjoy the sunset or groups of tourists take a thousand photos of the view. But that is not how you “do” a mountain. You climb it. Properly. With good shoes. And with sweat in your eyes. It’s the journey, not the destination.
August 13, 2016