HOKKAIDO

HOKKAIDO

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....

Kushiro is a town located in the southeast of Hokkaido. This port town is also known as "the town of mist" as it has many foggy days. Even in the summer, the weather will not be so hot and does not usually exceed 20 degrees. In this town lies...

Planning on having your summer holidays in Hokkaido? Then don't miss out on the opportunity to have a refreshing stay at one of the best hot spring hotels in the area. Yunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei is located in the Hakodate region of Hokkaido. It doesn't only have a...

Less than an hour northwest from Sapporo and en route to Niseko is the port city of Otaru. It faces the Sea of Japan and is known for the beautiful Otaru Canal that runs through the city. The canal is lined with rustic old warehouses that have been converted...

Are you looking for a special place to stay in Hokkaido not too far from Sapporo, with not only the most comfortable rooms but also the best food and drinks? Boutique ryokan 'Otaru Ryotei Kuramure' is one of the best small hotels in Japan, in fact, it is so...

When people think of Genghis Khan, they don’t usually think of Japan. But, did you know that he has a popular dish named after him? It’s available in certain places across Japan and Asia but is best enjoyed in the snowy island of Hokkaido, in Northern Japan. Genghis Khan to...

The best way to enjoy food is combining it with both excellent taste and artistic presentation. It can help you to enjoy your meal if you are seated in a comfortable chair and surrounded by the tastefully designed ambience. If you plan to spend a special occasion or simply...

Most people already know that you are bound to discover a variety of what some may consider very strange food here in Japan. However, did you know that you can actually eat a dancing squid? That’s right, up on the northern island of Hokkaido, you can eat a squid...

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