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…

All About the Ainu Architecture of Japan in Hokkaido

Ainu are the indigenous people of Japan. Most of them live in Hokkaido island and Sakhalin of Russia. They speak Ainu languages and they practice Ainu religion. They have their unique architectural patterns which are interesting to learn about. Housing Type Chise yoheiblog.seesaa.net A traditional Ainu house is called ‘Chise’ and a Ainu village is…

Visit These 6 Beautiful National Parks in Hokkaido

While Japan has become popularly known as the birthplace of anime, the newest techie gadgets, humanoid robots and so on, there is a different side to Japan that is not so well known but should be! Japan is home to some very beautiful national parks that can offer tranquility and serenity to those who wish…

Taste Some of Japan’s Freshest Food in Niseko, Hokkaido!

Located up in the mountains, about a hundred kilometers southwest of Sapporo is a snow covered wonderland named Niseko. Many people come here especially during the winter season to do things like skiing and snowboarding, as it snows about 15 to 16 meters a year (which is a lot!). But aside from enjoying the snow…

3 Reasons to Plan a Winter Holiday in Niseko

Niseko in Hokkaido is one of the most popular ski resorts in Japan. Every year many travelers from all over the world come to Niseko to enjoy their winter holiday. Why is Niseko so popular as a ski resort? What is so special about this area? Let me give you 3 reasons! 1. The Quality…

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…

Explore Hakodate’s Morning Market and See Seafood Galore!

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Hakodate? For some, I think it would probably be Mt. Hakodate’s night view. For me, it’s actually food – seafood to be exact. The whole Hokkaido region is famous for its abundance of seafood and there’s one great place to experience…

2 Recommended Snow Schools for Kids in Niseko for a Winter Holiday

Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the winter break in a winter school? You’ll be pushing away the boredom and you’ll also enjoy having a memorable time of your life! This is possible in Japan’s top ski destination, Niseko. Several schools offer internationally certified multilingual instructors such as Niseko Kids Snow School and Niseko Winterlab.…

4 Amazing Places that Will Make You Want to Visit Hakodate!

When I visited Hakodate (函館) in winter, there were a few places that I wanted to visit while I was there. As one of the bigger cities in Hokkaido, Hakodate has a lot to offer, from magnificent views to fresh seafood due to its location near the sea. 1. Morning market near JR Hakodate station…

What to Buy in Hokkaido: 40 Cool and Delicious Souvenirs from Japan’s Snow Country

Hokkaido, the largest prefecture in Japan, is more likely known for its vast natural reserves, finest powdered snow, and perhaps seafood. But did you know that this gorgeous wintry snow country is also home to many proud souvenirs like Hokkaido milk or Shiroi Koibito chocolate? my.asiatatler.com/ This article will help you find that this prefecture…
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