Hakodate

Choose From the 7 Dreamiest Spots to See Cherry Blossom in Japan!

Hanami (flower viewing) has been a traditional custom in Japan for centuries and is mostly done from the end of March to the beginning of May, depending on the weather. If you are planning on doing hanami with your friends and family during spring, then make your way to one of these 7 celestial spots:…

3 Spots Where You Can Ride the Cute Streetcars of Japan!

Streetcars or tramcars (trams) used to be very popular in Japan in the early 20th century. Over time, their number dwindled due to the emergence and flourishing of regular cars and subways. They soon became a thing of the past. Though most places have completely removed their trams, some areas in the country have kept…

Visit these 2 ’Celestial’ Fortresses in Japan

Have you ever seen a fortress shaped like a star? There are two known citadels or fortresses with this form in Japan. There is one in Hakodate, Hokkaido (northern Japan) and one in Saku, Nagano (central Japan). This kind of fortress is also called a ‘trace Italienne’ or ‘bastion fort’ in the West; in Japan,…

Soak in These 3 Breathtaking Night Views This Winter

If you love enjoying night views, I am sure you would be interested to know more about their location. I personally recommend going to Nagasaki, Kobe and Hakodate, also well known as the “Major Night Views of Japan” to enjoy the spectacular view. 1. Mt. Inasa, Nagasaki travel.rakuten.com/ When I went to Nagasaki, I knew…