Hokkaido

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Don’t Miss These 6 Wonderful Events in Hakodate This Winter 2018!

Hakodate (函館), one of the largest cities in Hokkaido (北海道), also has its own attractions during the winter season that both locals and tourists look forward to every year. Aside from the breathtaking landscape, historical buildings, and delicious food, Hakodate also offers winter activities that are truly enjoyable and worth the time to visit. Check…

6 Interesting Facts About the Ainu, the Indigenous People of Japan

Most people associate the people of Japan with the modern ethnic majority. Just like how modern-day Americans descended from those who originally emigrated from Europe, the modern Japanese person has descendants from Korea if you go back far enough. Japan’s indigenous population, the Ainu, however, is relatively unknown, and their culture and language are on…

Relax and Feel Fresh in the Newest “No Makeup” Cafe in Shibuya

There are so many wacky cafe themes you can find in Japan. They vary in promotional concepts to attract different kinds of customers. There is one particular cafe which is promoting a “natural beauty” and “no makeup” concept called Naturalia (ナチュラリア). It originally opened in Hokkaido (北海道) in October 2015 and has been in the…

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:…

Feeling Shy? Here Are 3 Ways to Enjoy a Traditional Onsen in Private

Experiencing a traditional onsen (温泉) in Japan has always posed a problem for me. It’s not the hot water nor the price that worries me, but the obligation to get completely naked before jumping in. That handkerchief-sized, piece of cloth handed to you before entering? That’s intended for a little forehead dab while bathing, not…

Check Out 3 of Japan’s Most Unusual Rock Formations On Your Next Adventure!

We all must have seen silhouettes which are pretty common if we look at a rocky terrain from a distance. But only a few have seen rocks that usually have an interesting shape. There are some rock formations which can totally blow our mind from any distance. They can resemble an animal or a person…
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