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…

Noboribetsu Onsen: the Gateway to Hell in Hokkaido

Noboribetsu Onsen is one of Hokkaido’s most popular hot spring towns, less than 2 hours away from Sapporo. You can come just for the day, or, to get the full relaxing experience I would recommend at least a one-night stay. If you want to stay the night then there is a range of options for…

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…
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