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The best zoo in Japan, Asahiyama Zoo Have you heard of Asahiyama zoo? This zoo got first prize in a few Japanese zoo rankings such as on trip adviser. In this article, I will tell you the reasons why Asahiyama zoo got the first prize and what it's special features...

Visiting a place without buying a souvenir can make you feel that your trip wasn't complete. In Sapporo, there are many good places to hunt for souvenirs, but some people may not know what shop or mall they should visit. Well, I have some nice information about the shopping...

Moerenuma Park (モエレ沼公園 - Moerenuma Ko-en) is a park in the northeastern part of Sapporo, it's construction started in 1982 and finished only in 2005. The name "moerenuma" comes from the Ainu word "Moyre pet" which means 'a slowly flowing river'. The park is 1,89-km square, with 120 playgrounds,...

Ainu or Aynu in Japan are indigenous people who originally lived in Hokkaido. They also lived in the Northeast part of Honshu island and Sakhalin, the island in the east coast of Russia. It is not easy to meet Ainu people nowadays. Throughout the history Ainu people have been...

Hokkaido is the largest of 47 Japanese prefectures and is located in the north of Japan, the closest one to Russia. This amazing prefecture's biggest city is Sapporo, the capital. Sapporo is the home of Sapporo Snow Festival, one of the biggest snow festival in the world. You will...

Hokkaido Shrine Hokkaido shrine is a Shinto Shrine located in Maruyama area, just after three stops west of Odori(center of Sapporo). Hokkaido shrine was built in 1869. The government abrogated the feudal domain system and replaced it with prefectures to centralize the political authority. Emperor Meiji selected three protecting...

Shiroikoibito Park Hokkaido, one of the Japanese beautiful prefecture is rich with many touristic spots attracting domestic and international visitors. And for sweets lovers, there is a place in Hokkaido called Shiroikoibito Park. Shiroikoibito Park is a place where you can enjoy many activities related to sweets and cakes. Here...

Hokkaido is well-known in Japan for being a producer of delicious dairy products. Butter, cheese, milk - you name it, Hokkaido makes a tasty version of it. Hokkaido, being large, has plenty of room for farmland meanining that there is plenty of tasty produce grown in the area too!...

There are many places to visit upon arriving in Japan, that many people would recommend when asked, such as the temples in Kyoto, the enormous Buddha statue in Nara, or Tokyo Tower, etc. However, there are a lot of less famous places, that you may not have heard many...

If there’s no Sakura left appetiteforjapan.com/ Sakura season in Japan is an amazing time to go to "hanami" a flower viewing party. The season usually lasts from late March to mid April depending on where you are in Japan. It is possible to see some late blooming varieties around Tokyo or...

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