How to Drive in Hokkaido: Top Tips on Safety, Gas Stations, and Restrooms

Hokkaido (北海道) is one of the most beautiful places on earth, comprising of low population and rich flora and fauna. It has some scenic wetlands, lakes, glaciers, forests, mountains and more! The government wants to develop Hokkaido as a region that is sustainable instead of heavily industrializing it like other prefectures in the mainland, meaning…

Visit the Mystic Lake of Akan in Hokkaido and Witness These 3 Natural Wonders

Lake Akan, or Akanko (阿寒湖) in Japanese, is one of the clearest and most transparent lakes in Japan. You can have a clear view of its water up to 3 to 4 meters deep. It is located in Eastern Hokkaido (北海道) in the region of Kushiro (釧路), and is situated between two volcanoes, namely Oakan…

Feel Transported to the Netherlands at This Tulip Fair in Hokkaido This May!

You do not have to go all the way to the Netherlands just to see tulips when you can have it here in Japan, on the scenic island of Hokkaido (北海道). Hokkaido’s climate is well suited for tulips, lilacs, and many other attractive flowers. Nothing can spring emotions like a beautiful tulip flower which is…

Don’t Miss the Biggest Spring Festival for Lilacs in Sapporo This May!

Spring 2017 in Sapporo (札幌) is going to be full of excitement with lots of events. Sapporo is usually known for its winter festivals such as the Snow Festival (雪まつり), which is probably the largest event to take place in Hokkaido (北海道). However, there are other grand-scale events such as the Yosakoi Soran (よさこいソーラン) Festival…

Explore Japan’s Northernmost City by Visiting These 5 Spots in Wakkanai, Hokkaido

Going farther north than Wakkanai (稚内) and Cape Soya (宗谷岬) would be quite difficult as they are the northernmost points of Japan. What’s after? Russia. But Wakkanai is not just the northernmost city of Japan, it is also the northernmost city you can access by train, and the only one I have seen where signs…

Get Closer to Nature by Visiting These 3 Spots in Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) is located in the eastern part of Hokkaido (北海道). It is said to be the last unexplored region in Japan which is still abundant in virgin forests. It is popular for its waterfall kingdom that can be seen while on board a sightseeing boat. There are also cliffs stretching for many miles…
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Go Solo Drinking in These 3 Woman-Friendly Bars in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Japan is an awesome place for female travelers. It is safer and easier to explore than other countries around the world. There’s no need to worry about the people as they are nice and are always willing to help out. If you’re a woman and going on a solo travel to Sapporo (札幌), you can…

Ever Dreamt of Staying in a Fairy Tale House? Visit This Cottage in Hokkaido!

Cottage SPOONVALLEY (スプウン谷のザワザワ村) is located in the middle of Hokkaido in Biei (北海道美瑛町). The town of Biei is one filled with rolling hillsides and nature, reminiscent of the worlds that come up in fairytales and folklore. In this special town, you can find a place called SPOONVALLEY, which is an accommodation space that is limited…

Craving Fruit? Enjoy Fruit Picking at These 4 Lovely Farms in Hokkaido

There are so many interesting activities to do in Japan and one of them is fruit picking in a farm. Surprisingly, fruits in the country are a bit expensive. This makes fruit picking activities very popular as visitors do not only enjoy picking fruits but also taking them home or even eating them on the…

Experience the Height of Japanese Glamping at Unwind Hotel & Bar in Sapporo

Glamping is a shortened word for “glamorous camping” and refers to a type of camping that is more luxurious than traditional camping. There is no need to pitch a tent or make your own campfire or even go to the bathroom outside. Through glamping, you get to enjoy the outdoor without sacrificing the luxury of…
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