HOKKAIDO

HOKKAIDO

Hokkaido (北海道) is a beautiful island of Japan with many natural wonders. It is known for its relatively low temperatures and rich flora and fauna. It is a fact that most of the wetlands in Japan are present in Hokkaido. Let's have a look at 5 of these awesome...

Have you heard of the Japanese watercolorist from Chiba Prefecture who became a popular artist? His name is Goto Sumio and he became renowned for his use of natural materials in making his brilliant masterpieces. He put up a museum under his name in order to house over 130...

For coffee lovers, nothing beats a cup of their favorite morning beverage enjoyed overlooking a natural, picturesque view that one doesn’t normally see in local city cafes. Caffeine serves as an instant jolt to sleepyheads and to some, just like me, a vital part of our regular diet. If...

Traveling to Japan in the near future? Try taking a vacation in Hokkaido! The beautiful place of Hokkaido represents Japan's untamed wilderness with many great parks and natural wonders. This mystical place is also famous for its ubiquitous Japanese hot spring resorts (onsen). If you are planning an unforgettable...

Candly is a handmade candle shop located in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The second you walk into their shop, you are surrounded by the sweet smell of the handmade candles that line the shelves. If you love scented candles and are looking for a beautiful souvenir or candle for your home,...

I actually did not know this until I visited Sapporo recently, but Sapporo is well known for their large variety of soup curries. Soup curry is, as its name suggests, a soup based curry that usually includes large ingredients. I would like to introduce to you the 5 soup...

In May, Shiki Theater Company's Sapporo branch began its production of the Broadway Musical, Wicked, which is based on the prologue of the famous story about the 'Wizard of Oz'. Wicked has been on Broadway since 2003 and has become increasing popular ever since. In celebration, here are 12...

Sapporo is well known for its snowy landscapes and great food, but every visitor needs somewhere to lay their head at night. For many, a cheap hostel is all they need, but if you want to treat yourself to a cool, beautiful hotel within walking distance to bars and...

Ryokan Dai-ichi Takimotokan is nestled in the secluded valley of Noboribetsu-Onsen in Hokkaido. It has over 150 years of history and has been long loved by locals due to its warm and family-friendly hospitality. It is located in a natural vista where the onsen waters flow from the active...

Sapporo, the largest city in Hokkaido, is one of the first places to visit for many tourists venturing to the northern island of Japan. Sapporo is translated as “dry, great river” in the language of the indigenous Ainu people and is famous for its beautiful culture and traditional heritage....

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