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3 Traditional Japanese Inns to Relax You in Sapporo

Onsen ryokan are traditional hot spring inns that will relax you and give you the complete experience of the heart of Japanese traditional culture. After soaking in the hot spring, change into a yukata robe and enjoy Japanese cuisine in a spacious hall. Hokkaido is famous for being a hot spring area, so many different…

Hokkaido Shrine Traditional Shinto Festival

Hokkaido Shrine Hokkaido shrine is a Shinto Shrine located in Maruyama area, just after three stops west of Odori(center of Sapporo). Hokkaido shrine was built in 1869. The government abrogated the feudal domain system and replaced it with prefectures to centralize the political authority. Emperor Meiji selected three protecting deities for the shrine from the…
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5 Yummy Hokkaido Sweets

Hokkaido is well-known in Japan for being a producer of delicious dairy products. Butter, cheese, milk – you name it, Hokkaido makes a tasty version of it. Hokkaido, being large, has plenty of room for farmland meanining that there is plenty of tasty produce grown in the area too! This is also reflected in the…
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Enjoy Sapporo’s cherry blossom viewing in May

Cherry blossoms normally begin blooming in late March to April. Accross the country, the cherry blossoms reach their peak and fall in April. Can’t make it at this time? No worries! Cherry blossoms in Sapporo start to bloom at the end of April to beginning of May. You will stiil have a chance to go…
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3 of The Best Locally Recommended Ramen Shops in Sapporo, Hokkaido!

If you are planning a trip to the beautiful Japanese island of Hokkaido, you will probably find yourself in Sapporo at some point. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and the fifth largest city in Japan. People come to Sapporo and its stunning surrounding area for snow sports, hot springs, famous Sapporo beer, and…