Area: Hokkaido (Page4)
Hokkaido is Japan's northernmost prefecture. Its capital, Sapporo, is famous for its annual snow festival.
We took a whale-watching cruise from the small fishing town of Rasau on the eastern side of the Shiretoko Peninsula in northern Hokkaido. Several companies run boat trips from here, varying in length, and each with a slightly different focus.
July 24, 2015
Stretching close to 3000 miles from North to South, Japan offers the traveler a wide variety of climates and ecosystems to explore. While I call Tokyo home, I’ve harbored for some time the desire to visit some of Japan’s extreme locations and so, naturally, a visit to Rishiri Island (利尻島)has been high on my travel priority list.
July 24, 2015
In this article, I want to introduce the food of the most southern and the most northern islands in Japan. The most southern island in Japan is Okinawa, while the most northern island in Japan is Hokkaido.
June 29, 2015
Whilst the ethnic origin of modern Japanese would appear to be a blend of Chinese, Korean and Mongolian traits, there is one group in Japan who have always been a bit different. I refer to the Ainu people of northern Japan.
May 30, 2015
There are two wildly fascinating matsuri which take place a few days apart from each other in the middle and in the south of Hokkaido. These are not to be missed, and are not only cultural events to watch, but also to take part in. Welcome to the Port Festival of Hakodate and the Bellybutton festival of Furano.
March 20, 2015
The Sapporo Winter Festival is the biggest event in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture. Last year, over 2.4 million people visited.
January 11, 2015
Sapporo, the famous snowy city and also an illumination hot spot of Hokkaido Prefecture, the fantastic collaboration of snow with sparkling light attracts tourists, both from home and abroad.
December 17, 2014
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, approximately 15 minutes on tram ride from the JR Hakodate station, is a western style structure built in the Meiji era.
December 15, 2014
Mt. Moiwa is located around 30 minutes from the Sapporo city center.
December 13, 2014
5 of the key tourist attractions that offer panoramic views of Sapporo. Each of these attractions are easily accessible from the city center.
November 20, 2014
Hokkaido is one of the limited areas of Japan which is known for its unspoilt nature. Although whenever we talk about Hokkaido, we tend to associate it with its beautiful winter, autumn actually is another beautiful tourism season in Hokkaido.
October 3, 2014
There is a museum for “Sapporo Beer”, one of the leading beer brands in Japan in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
September 17, 2014