Hokkaido

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…

Allergic to Soba? Check Out this Hokkaido Campaign that May Just Save Your Life!

With such a great variety of mouth-watering food to indulge in on your travels throughout the land of the rising sun, you may encounter what many people dread – food allergies. In Japan, many food industries, supermarkets, and restaurant establishments take the time to label food or the menu clearly to ensure consumers are aware…

Japan’s Hokkaido to Tokyo Shinkansen Dream has Now Been Realized!

Japan’s world-class rail system reaches a milestone once again as it opens yet another line to add to its already extensive network. On March 26, 2016, Japan’s shinkansen bullet train opened a direct line from Tokyo to Hokkaido. Tickets sold out within 30 seconds. The historic moment forbes.com/ The historic moment of the first Shinkansen…

3 Beautifully Blue and Pristine Lakes in Japan to Relax By

Looking at lakes can be calming, and even bring you ideas if you are experiencing a creative block. Japan is blessed with a variety of lakes, and the beautiful blue lakes that are in the country are some of the prettiest and they should not be missed! Here are 3 blue lakes in Japan which…

20 Pools in Japan You Need to Visit in Summer 2016!

Shortly after spring has sprung and the sakura have all fallen from the trees, people in Japan start to feel hungry for summer! The heat can be brutal, particularly in big cities, and the humidity level is quite high! So whether you’re visiting or living in Japan, why not join the locals and discover just…

4 Tasty Ways to Enjoy Potatoes with a Delicious Japanese Twist!

Potato is considered a major staple food around the world. It doesn’t have a strong taste, so it is easy to adopt it into various recipes. Even in Japan, you can find various styles of potato dishes! Here are 4 types of potato dishes to try when you find yourself hungry for carbs in Japan:…
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