Winter in Hokkaido? Here Are 5 Must-Try Winter Activities in Okhotsk!

Winter is approaching, and if you are looking to explore the snowy northern areas of Japan, you are at the right place. Okhotsk Sea lies to the north of Hokkaido encircled by Russian territory in the Pacific Ocean. It is considered as the coldest sea in East Asia. In winter, the temperatures go below -20…

The 3 Must-See Illumination Events in Hokkaido This Winter 2016-2017

While most of Japan is just entering or in the midst of autumn, northern Hokkaido is already making preparations to welcome the onset of its famous freezing winter. Usually, the date of the first snowfall for the winter is seen as an indicator of the season’s arrival. This year, winter seems to have come earlier…

Drive Along This Road in Hokkaido and Visit These 8 Beautiful Gardens

If you are looking for some places to go to in Hokkaido (北海道), the Hokkaido Garden Path (北海道ガーデン街道) may be the perfect place for you to visit! My family and I recently flew to Hokkaido and rented a car to drive along this road and I can definitely say that the various gardens are worth…

Enjoy Autumn 2016 With These Three Floral Festivals in Hokkaido!

At the mention of floral festivals in Japan, most people would have the impression that these take place only during the spring and summer season. However, do you know that there are three autumn floral festivals in Hokkaido which you can check out this autumn 2016? Read on to find out more about them so…

See the Wonder of Japanese Nature With These 3 Lakes in Hokkaido

Hokkaido (北海道) is beautifully surrounded by nature in the country’s northern extremity. It is abundant in natural beauty and is home to some of the world’s fascinating blue lakes. Many of these have ethereal and enchanting appearances which make them very attractive destinations for tourists. Here are 3 of the glittering blue lakes you can…

Climb the Famous Clone Mountain of Mt. Fuji in Rishiri Island, Hokkaido

The island of Rishiri (利尻島) is present just 20 km off the coast of Hokkaido (北海道). It has one of the most preserved wetlands and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The people of Rishiri make a living from tourism and fishing while the island is famous for its narrow cycling tracks,…

5 Ecologically Rich Wetlands for Nature Lovers to Visit in 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 wetlands in Hokkaido, Japan. 1. Numaura-shitsugen…

Appreciate the Beauty of Northern Hokkaido at the Goto Sumio Museum!

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 of his visionary work of art…

Drink a Cup of Coffee Above the Clouds at Unkai Terrace in Hokkaido!

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 you happen to stay in Japan…

Heading to Hokkaido? Check Out These Awesome Destinations for an Unforgettable Getaway!

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 escapade, here are some suggestions on…
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