Ever Dreamt of Staying in a Fairy Tale House? Visit This Cottage in Hokkaido!

Cottage SPOONVALLEY (スプウン谷のザワザワ村) is located in the middle of Hokkaido in Biei (北海道美瑛町). The town of Biei is one filled with rolling hillsides and nature, reminiscent of the worlds that come up in fairytales and folklore. In this special town, you can find a place called SPOONVALLEY, which is an accommodation space that is limited…

Ever Fancied Seeing a Penguin Parade Up Close? Then Check Out Asahiyama Zoo!

Japan love their animals, that’s for sure. Every city you visit comes with an array of animal-centric activities that can be difficult find anywhere else. Hokkaido is no different; here you’ll be able to get up close to see some adorable penguins at Asahiyama Zoo! Asahiyama Zoo Author’s photo The zoo in Asahikawa is famous…

Experience Winter Snow All Year ’Round at the Hokkaido Ice Pavilion

Do you love winter so much that you would like to experience it all year ’round? Then why not head to the Hokkaido Ice Pavilion, and enjoy a day of excitement and adventure in the freezing ice! The pavilion is covered with giant icicles on its walls and ceilings which have been growing continuously for…

Ayako Miura Literature Museum: Perfect Way to Get to Know the Legendary Novelist

Don’t you love learning obscure facts about your favourite author? I do! For fans of Ayako Miura or anyone intrigued by her career, the Ayako Miura Literature museum is the best place to explore her masterful works and see her legacy in person. Best-Selling Novelist Ayako Miura  tripadvisor.com/ Ayako Miura’s first book debuted in…

A Foodie’s Paradise – Asahikawa Ramen Village

Ramen is a popular Japanese noodle soup dish which you all have probably heard of. The noodles used are Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a soup based on meat or fish, with toppings like narutomaki, sliced pork, seaweed, green onions, and sometimes corn. Usually in different areas of Japan, you would be able to find…

Looking to Study in Japan? 3 Famous Universities to Consider in Hokkaido

Asahikawa is a city in the center of Hokkaido island which is famous not only for its beautiful climate but also, and who could forget, the famous Asahikawa ramen. This city is one of the centers of commerce and education in the whole island. It has some nice educational institutions which need to be put…

Enjoy the Colorful Snow Sculptures at Asahikawa Winter Festival

Visitors from all around the world are in luck if they plan to visit Japan during the winter season. Aside from the beautiful sights of snow in certain regions, winter festival and events are a must see especially in the Hokkaido region. ameblo.jp/ Every year in Asahikawa, the Winter festival takes place. Many visitors from…

3 Beautiful Hidden Destinations in Asahikawa, Hokkaido

The second largest city in Hokkaido is Asahikawa. It has been considered as the core city since 2000. It is well-known for Asahiyama zoo and Asahiyama ramen. It is also popular for its lumber, brewing industries as well as the production of furniture and paper pulp. However, there are several other things you can actually…

Biei, Hokkaido: Diamond in the Rough

Hidden deep in the town of Biei, Aoiike is a lake which is blue in color. Due to the natural minerals that dissolved in the water with the reflection of the sunlight, the water of the lake looks blue, or sometimes green depending on the weather and the amount of sunlight. There are some drying…

The Best Zoo in Japan: Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido!

The best zoo in Japan, Asahiyama Zoo Have you heard of Asahiyama zoo? This zoo got first prize in a few Japanese zoo rankings such as on trip adviser. In this article, I will tell you the reasons why Asahiyama zoo got the first prize and what it’s special features are! pilotfree.com/ 1. Exhibition types…