5 Tips to Affordably Get Around Hokkaido’s Most Beautiful Areas in Summer

Hokkaido’s Biei and Furano towns attract domestic and foreign tourists every summer because of their flower farms and breathtaking landscapes. In July and August, lavender blooms and the farming fields are filled with different hues of green and yellow. However, public transportation in Hokkaido is not cheap. The easiest way to get around is by…

Embark on a Hokkaido Ramen Adventure at These 3 Hotspots in the Area!

When in Hokkaido, ramen is a must-have delicacy regardless of the season of your visit. Among the different styles of Hokkaido ramen, the top three types are widely regarded to be those from Sapporo, Hakodate, and Asahikawa, which have their unique characteristics. Nonetheless, some common traits among them include the use of curly noodles, except…

Meet Lala, the Sweet Stationmaster in Hokkaido That Happens to Be a Dog!

Something has been causing a commotion at JR Shin-Totsukawa Station in Hokkaido! People are crazy about Lala, a stationmaster who also happens to be a dog! Lala is a 10-year-old Shiba Inu owned by a 55-year-old man named Kazumasa Takahashi. Since the station she is serving is facing partial abolition, Takahashi is hoping that Lala’s…

Want to Travel Japan Cheaply and Meet Local People? Try This Organization!

Are you looking for a more adventurous way of traveling in Japan? Do you want to save money when you travel? Do you wish to become engaged with the daily lives of Japanese people? Are you interested in a more sustainable way of life? If you answered yes to any of the questions, WWOOF Japan…

Refresh Your Body at Shiro Store & Cafe in Hokkaido

If you are careful about what goes onto your face and body, why not also use the same kind of care for what goes into your body? Shiro is a shop in Sunagawa in Hokkaido (北海道砂川市) that uses high quality, organic ingredients that are sure to change your body’s health. About Shiro A post shared…

5 Amazing Outdoor Things To Do in Biei, Hokkaido This Summer

If you are someone who loves to explore nature and enjoys activities such as cycling, the Taisetsu Mountain (大雪山) Range in Hokkaido (北海道) is the best place to be, as it has curvy panoramic roads offering a countless number of views. Biei (美瑛) is a small town in the Kamikawa (上川) district that is renowned…

Visit Japan’s Largest Indoor Wave Pool in Hokkaido!

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu (星野リゾート トマム) is a large ski area in Shimukappu Village (占冠村) which is found in central Hokkaido (北海道). The resort is often referred to simply as Tomamu (トマム) after the mountain on which it is located. Tomamu is one of the best resorts in the region and it can be visited during…

See the Curious Belly Button Festival in Furano, Hokkaido

Furano (富良野) is a beautiful small town famous for lavender farms, located in the middle of the mountains in Hokkaido (北海道). It is covered with thick white snow in the winter but becomes a paradise filled with colorful flowers in the warmer months. Nicknamed ‘Lavender Town’ because of its lavender farms, Furano has a lot…

All You Need to Know About Mt. Hakodate, One of the Top 3 Night Views in Japan

Given the highest possible rating of three Michelin stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan (published by the world-famous French company Michelin), the views from Mt. Hakodate (函館山), especially at nighttime, are spectacular and deserve to be on every traveler’s must-see list when traveling around the Hokkaido region. This article presents all the information you…

In Hokkaido This Summer 2017? Don’t Miss These 6 Special Summer Events!

Hakodate (函館) is one of the largest cities in Hokkaido (北海道). Regarded as one of the most enjoyable places to visit, Hakodate attracts tourists due to its historical buildings, beautiful scenery, and great local food. Not only is it a popular destination during winter with its powder snow and illumination events, but it has also…
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