Sandra is a traveller and language learner in Japan. She first studied in Japan in 2013 and returned in the summer of 2016 for further language learning and travelling.
Special interests are cuisine, architecture, and history of Japan.
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
Different styles of this sweet red bean soup are popular all over East Asia, but let us take a look at the Japanese version of it.
March 21, 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
If you find yourself in Hakodate, at the southern part of Hokkaido, know that there are many things you can do that lets you explore the city as a tourist, while also learning about its rich history. Here is a list of activities you can do whether you are a solo traveller or traveling with friends or family.
February 7, 2017
From late November until the beginning of January, you will start seeing two-layered mochi varieties in different sizes for sale in supermarkets, convenience stores and food stalls everywhere. Let’s take a look into the tradition of the “kagami mochi!”
December 29, 2016
The Sapporo campus of Hokkaido University, located just 10 minutes away on foot north from Sapporo Station, offers a beautiful scenery and popular sightseeing spots for visitors.
September 17, 2016
Conveyor belt sushi restaurants, or "kaiten sushi", are really something that need to be experienced if you are traveling to Japan. Moreover these types of restaurants are vegan friendly. Oh! Really! Let's find out more.
September 5, 2016
You probably heard about the hanko - The personal seal is an important part of Japanese culture and everyday life. Although the importance of hankos in everyday Japanese culture is prevalent, a personalized seal is also a great gift idea or souvenir to bring back from Japan. Whether you want to surprise a loved one with their personal name stamp in Japanese letters, or you just want it as a memory for yourself, you can get one easily without paying a lot of money, and with limited Japanese ability. Where from you might ask? From a vending machine!
September 1, 2016