44 of Hokkaido’s Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokan to Stay at in 2019

Hokkaido (北海道) is the most northerly of Japan’s islands. Celebrated for its abundant nature and distinct four seasons, you can enjoy the dramatic changes in scenery from incredible snow-covered treetops in winter to beautiful white and pink cherry blossom in spring to cooler temperatures in summer offering relief from the heat of the rest of…

100 Things to Do in Hokkaido, the Beautiful Northern Region of Japan, in 2019

Hokkaido is one of the four main islands of Japan. It is a skiing and snowboarding hotspot in winter and is home to the indigenous people of Japan, the Ainu. The region is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, its February Snow Festival, and its amazing seafood. A great place to visit for sports in winter…

Take a Look at These 30 Charming Hotels in Hokkaido for a Relaxing Trip in 2019!

Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan’s four main islands and is a stunning place boasting natural beauty and unique experiences. With excellent ski and snowboard resorts such as in Niseko, Rusutsu, and Asahidake, impressive mountainous areas all over the island, and charming traditional towns such as Biei and Tsurui, this area of Japan is…

Niseko: A Guide to the Hokkaido Resort

Niseko, located on the western coast of the island of Hokkaido, is widely known for having one of Japan’s biggest and most consistent snowfalls, averaging some 15 meters per year. In fact, it may be the snowiest place in the world, which makes it a pretty popular destination for Australians and the international ski market.…

What to Buy in Hokkaido: 40 of the best Souvenirs from Japan’s Snow Country!

Hokkaido, the largest prefecture in Japan, is located in the northernmost of Japan`s main islands and is a vast and beautiful area attracting many tourists throughout the year. It is mostly famous for its natural scenery, perfect skiing conditions and delicious fresh seafood. However, there is a lot more to Hokkaido than meets the eye.…
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SIM Card Jungle: Comparing Japanese MVNOs

SIM Card Jungle: Comparing Japanese MVNOs jp.fotolia.com/ Choosing a cell phone provider can indeed cause one of those headaches expats who have recently arrived in Japan experience when trying to settle down in their new city. Spending hundreds of yen at a local Starbucks to use their Wi-Fi might sound like a tempting option, but…
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Explore These 8 Popular Side Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo (東京) is unarguably the most popular destination in Japan and for the first timers, a visit to this modern capital is a must. Some might say that they never run out of things to do in Tokyo. But for others who have already been to this well-loved city and have already seen enough, then…

5 Delicious Sweets and Snacks You Can Buy at Family Mart in Japan

Convenience stores, locally called “Konbini” (コンビニ), are one of the favourite aspects of people living and staying in Japan. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They sell everything you need from food and drink to makeup, household supplies, alcohol, cigarettes, and handy items such as umbrellas. On top of that,…

Discover These 5 Secluded Train Stations Surrounded by Nature in Hokkaido

When winter comes around in Japan, many people want to visit Hokkaido where many fun things happen during the colder months. If you are in Hokkaido, despite the rough weather, try to explore the hinterland on a train. There are some lonely, solitary, mind-blowing, and romantic train stations nestled perfectly amidst the beautiful nature of…

Try Ice Cream Made for Japanese Royalty at These Popular Parlors In Hokkaido!

Hokkaido Prefecture is known not only for its fresh seafood but also for its fresh milk and dairy products. The majority of the milk products that are supplied throughout Japan come from Hokkaido. Locals take pride in the abundance of milk that they produce, and because of this, wonderful ice cream parlors and cafés are…
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