Sapporo’s Ramen Restaurant Shingen, Where the Ramen is Worth the Wait!

There’s a handy tip when picking where to eat in Japan; if you see queues of locals, the restaurant will give you some decent grub. Shingen ramen house in Sapporo’s Susukino district is no exception to this rule. Author’s photo Shingen Author’s photo It’s well worth a detour from the main streets of bars and…

Delicious Curry that Will Keep You Warm in Sapporo: Future Curry Koris

The Japanese are not renowned for their love of spice. A blob of mustardy wasabi next to your toro sashimi will likely be the only heat you find accompanying food on a day to day basis. If you look hard enough however, there are some fantastically fragrant curries to be had. Sapporo seems to have…

High-rise Cocktails for Low Costs at Electric Sheep Bar in Sapporo

Picture a swanky skyline bar serving tasty cocktails. The room is filled with beautiful people enjoying the chilled atmosphere. To many, it’s the idea of a perfect night out but an outrageously pricey one. This is not the case for Sapporo’s Electric Sheep Bar. Prime Location Author’s photo When walking through the heart of the…

Shikaribetsuko Kotan: Hokkaido’s Very Own Ice Village!

Hokkaido is famous for its winter ice festivals, amazing fresh seafood, and pristine ski and snowboarding resorts, but did you know that it has its own village completely made of ice? Welcome to Shikaribetsuko Kotan – Japan’s only ice village! hokkaidolikers.com/ The Festival taptrip.jp/ This festival is the brainchild of locals who wanted to take…

Celebrate Winter at 2 Drift Ice Festivals in Northern Hokkaido

North of Hokkaido lies the Okhotsk Sea which is famous for its cold arctic winters and drift ice during winter. In February, the drift ice flows right down to the coast of Hokkaido, adding a Russian winter feel to the already snow-covered cities along it. If you are traveling in Hokkaido, do not forget to…

3 Things that Prove the Winter Fun Isn’t Over in Hakodate!

The city of Hakodate is completely covered in white in winter and it features a couple of festivals in the months of January and February. Between the snow sculptures, illuminations and other charming sights, this city has everything you want in a winter event. Let’s see what makes Hakodate the best winter spot in Japan.…

Experience Winter’s Beauty at the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival!

There is a beautiful festival which coincides with the Sapporo Festival in Japan and it is called Otaru Snow Light Festival, also known as Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi in Japanese. It is a festival of snow lamps and lights held every February in Otaru, a small harbor city in Hokkaido. It runs for 10…

Experience The Olden Days in the Historical Village of Hokkaido

Have you ever wondered what Hokkaido looked like in the past? Would you like to experience its pioneering days? The Historical Village of Hokkaido will give you an experience of the lifestyle in old Hokkaido during all four seasons. What Can You See? blog.naver.com/ The Historical Village of Hokkaido was opened in the year 1983…
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