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…

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…

8 Things To Do Around Rausu, the Easternmost Town of Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

Rausu (羅臼) is on the easternmost edge of the Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) overlooking Nemuro Strait (根室海峡) that separates Russia and Japan. With an estimated population of just over 5000, this is one of the least populated towns in Japan. Despite this, there are plenty of things to do in and around the pristine town of…

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…

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…

10 Things to Do in Hokkaido’s Romantic City of Obihiro

Obihiro (帯広) is an important economic and political center located in the Tokachi plain (十勝平野) of Hokkaido prefecture. The city’s population isn’t very high, but it offers a lot of things to do. It is considered to be one of the cleanest cities in Japan, even nominated as a “model city” in 2008. Here are…
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