The Stay Sapporo: Convenient and Fun Accommodation on a Tight Budget!

Sapporo is increasingly becoming a popular destination for Japanese and international tourists and as a result, there are more and more budget accommodation options opening up across the city. The Stay Sapporo is considered Hokkaido’s largest guest house and is fairly new as it only opened in mid-2015 in a building that was converted from…

Otarunai Morinoki Backpackers Hostel: A Home Away From Home

Otaru is a beautiful Canal town less than an hour away from Sapporo that many people travel to as a day trip. However, it is also a great place to explore for a little longer and this hostel is the perfect place to stay. The Otarunai Morinoki is owned and managed by Masa who brings…

Takeo Arishima: the Great Socialist Writer with a Tumultuous Life

In the Taisho period (early 20th century) there was a famous writer who went by the name of Takeo Arishima. Besides being a writer, he was also known for dividing his land amongst peasants and allowing them to farm and make a good living without requiring them to pay any rent. This beloved man now…

Try Delicious Cheesecake Made With Hokkaido Ingredients at LeTAO!

When you are in Hokkaido, you must be sure to try out its dairy products which are sourced from healthily-fed cows. One of the ways to enjoy the dairy products is by eating cheesecakes. When it comes to cheesecakes, LeTAO is a very famous brand in Japan which is loved by many! letao.jp/ LeTAO may…

Another Reason to Enjoy Sapporo: It’s Home to the Butter Kit Kat!

Being the glorious ski and snowboarding season here in Japan, we recently went on a trip to Sapporo where we randomly found our newest obsession in flavored Kit Kats. Besides being famous for the ice and snow festival and amazing seafood, they are surely known for one culinary masterpiece – dairy! Butter Kit Kat ama-dan.com/…

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…

Marimo Matsuri: An Ainu Celebration of Conserving the Rare Marimo Algae

Have you ever seen a ball of seaweed before? In Japan, it is a common sighting in Lake Akan in Hokkaido. These are algae which have grown into a large green ball popularly known as “marimo” in Japanese. They only grow in freshwater, thus, much is being done to conserve them. They have also been…

Amateur in the Snow? Skip the Sore Backside and try Airboarding instead!

There are a number of reasons to visit Japan all year ’round. During the winter season though, many of the visiting tourists head to the northern side of the country to experience the snowiest part of Japan. Winter sports are what they seek and so they shall get! Snowboarding and skiing are the most popular…

Take A Walk Through Tenkaen: the Abandoned China Theme Park in Hokkaido

It is no secret that Japan and China have had a rather complicated relationship for a long time. In order to honor the relationship between the two countries that each had been working to make better for 20 years, China gave a gift to Japan in the form of a China-styled theme park known as…
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