Countless festivals and sightseeing spots of Otaru, Hokkaido

Otaru is a port city that is facing Ishikari Bay, located in Shiribeshi, Hokkaido, Japan. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations around Hokkaido and is in only 25 minutes of driving from Sapporo. Some attractions such as beautiful canal lined by old warehouses, the lit-up path at night, Herring mansion and…

2 Highly Recommended Accommodations to Enjoy Your Hokkaido Trip!

Hokkaido is located in the north of Japan and is a must-go place if you truly love nature, snow sports or even if you just want to escape the heat of Tokyo during summertime. However, having such a trip requires you to make a plan for a place to stay. Here are two great ways…

Chimikepp Hotel: Experience Time as it Stands Still

Behind the Name! Through the Trees Located in the heart of an untouched forest in Tsubetsu in Hokkaido prefecture, sitting beside a 12-kilometer lake is Chimikepp Hotel, Chimikepp(チミケップ, which means “The place where water flows to beat the cliff” in Ainu language, is the name of the Lake where the small two-story building made of…

Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill, one of the best sightseeing spots in Sapporo

Do you know where this place is? This is Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation hill (札幌羊ケ丘展望台). It is located the center of Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido. You can see great landscapes of vast fields with flocks of sheep and you can have a great view of Ishikari from the top of this hill. In this…

Genghis Khan, local Hokkaido dish with an unconventional name

As you might know each Japanese area has a different food. Japan is a small country, but there are so many local cultures and each of them presents an original dish. Hokkaido, the northern island, is especially famous for delicious foods. Hokkaido is bigger than the other reigeons, so aguriculture is popular there. You can…

Winter Wonderland: Hokkaido Ice Hotels

How are you feeling? Since summer is already here, you already might be feeling too hot. I like summer, but I do not like days that are too hot. When it is stifling and humid, I start wishing for snow and ice like in winter. So to feel cooler and escape from hot summer days,…

5 Luxury Hotels to Make Your Trip to Sapporo Unforgettable

Where do you want to go this summer? The northern island, Hokkaido is one of the most popular destinations for those who want to escape extremely hot days. In this article, I want to tell you about five luxury hotels in Sapporo, the prefectural capital of Hokkaido. 1. Sapporo Grand Hotel ebookers.com/ This hotel has…

3 Recommended Onsen around Sapporo, Hokkaido

Hot spring, known as “Onsen” is a good place to relax and warm your body. In some cases, natural hot spring has many benefits for health because of the existing minerals in the water. You can find numerous hot springs around Japan, including in Hokkaido. There are some hot springs that are close to the…

Enjoy the Summer Beauty of Furano, Hokkaido

It’s a perfect timing for an article dedicated to the Lavender Field in Furano, Hokkaido. Indeed, just from now to middle of August it is the best period to plan your trip to Hokkaido! The lavender field is a must-see in Japan! Hokkaido, the north island of Japan, is an amazing place for both tourist…

Sapporo Summer Festival, Non-Stop Summer Fun!

Sapporo Summer Fest is one of the most popular festivals in Sapporo which attracts more than one million visitors every year. The festival runs about a month from July to August. Many events are held during the festival, such as a Hokkaido Bon Odori dance, the Sapporo Bazaar antique fair, music and Jazz shows, firework…
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