Admiring Human-made Geometry in Moerenuma Park

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, about 3,000 cherry trees, and parking…

Learn about Ainu people in Hokkaido Museum

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 oppressed up until Meiji era. During…

Hokkaido Dairy Products: The Best in Japan

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 be amazed with big snow sculptures…

Hokkaido Shrine Traditional Shinto Festival

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 deities for the shrine from the…

Shiroikoibito Park The Heaven for Sweets Lovers

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 are some interesting places you…
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5 Yummy Hokkaido Sweets

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! This is also reflected in the…

5 Unique Destinations for Tourists

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 people talking about, with a lower…

Flowers to see in Japan after the sakura season

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 Kyoto into mid-April and…

Enjoy Northern Japan’s Fashion with the SAPPORO COLLECTION

l-tike.com To many around the world, Japan is a country that is considered to be a fashion capital. It is not rare that people would speak of the quirky-ness of the Harajuku girls or the cool Shibuya woman. However, not many people know about the fashion scene outside of Tokyo. As a result, many companies…
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Enjoy Sapporo’s cherry blossom viewing in May

Cherry blossoms normally begin blooming in late March to April. Accross the country, the cherry blossoms reach their peak and fall in April. Can’t make it at this time? No worries! Cherry blossoms in Sapporo start to bloom at the end of April to beginning of May. You will stiil have a chance to go…
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