Travel to Hakone

Explore These 8 Popular Side Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo (東京) is unarguably the most popular destination in Japan and for the first timers, a visit to this modern capital is a must. Some might say that they never run out of things to do in Tokyo. But for others who have already been to this well-loved city and have already seen enough, then…

5 Delicious Sweets and Snacks You Can Buy at Family Mart in Japan

Convenience stores, locally called “Konbini” (コンビニ), are one of the favourite aspects of people living and staying in Japan. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They sell everything you need from food and drink to makeup, household supplies, alcohol, cigarettes, and handy items such as umbrellas. On top of that,…

Why Do People Go to Karaoke Alone in Japan?

Karaoke directly translated means ’empty orchestra’. It is one of the favorite pastimes of the people in the land of the rising sun. Karaoke Boxes (private rooms which you can rent) and Karaoke bars can be found all over Japan, often as part of an evening of drinking with friends. It can be enjoyed at…

Got a Sweet Tooth? Here Are 10 Must-Visit Sweets Shops in Obihiro, Hokkaido!

Obihiro City is located in the south center of Hokkaido, Japan. Since the city has an easy access to fresh agricultural products, there are a lot of popular must-try foods in the area, including sweets and desserts. In this article are 10 famous shops where you can buy delicious sweets in Obihiro. Check them out!…

8 Unmissable Spots to Visit on Foot in Sapporo City!

Sapporo, the key city of northern Japan, is famous for its Snow Festival, nearby ski resorts, and delicious cuisine. But Sapporo is much more than that. It boasts much cooler and shorter summer months and beautiful autumn and spring scenery. It is also a very walkable city as the nearby districts and famous parks are…

Admire the Cherry Blossoms at This Star-Shaped Park in Hokkaido This Spring!

It’s that time of the year again when people start wishing for winter to end and spring to come soon. Spring is, indeed, one of the enjoyable seasons to cherish in Japan. But with so many parks in the country, it becomes hard to know which one provides that coveted authentic Japanese spring experience. If…

Want to Explore Sapporo on a Budget? Here’s a 2-Day Itinerary You Can Follow!

If you are a backpacker and you want to make the most out of your limited time in Sapporo, then this article is for you. Here’s how you can maximize a two-day trip in Hokkaido’s capital city without spending more than 20,000 yen, including lodging. Day 1 1. Hokkaido University Author’s photo Not far from…

Discover These 5 Secluded Train Stations Surrounded by Nature in Hokkaido

When winter comes around in Japan, many people want to visit Hokkaido where many fun things happen during the colder months. If you are in Hokkaido, despite the rough weather, try to explore the hinterland on a train. There are some lonely, solitary, mind-blowing, and romantic train stations nestled perfectly amidst the beautiful nature of…
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