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100 Things to Do in Hokkaido, the Beautiful Northern Region of Japan, in 2018

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…

5 Tips to Affordably Get Around Hokkaido’s Most Beautiful Areas in Summer

Hokkaido’s Biei and Furano towns attract domestic and foreign tourists every summer because of their flower farms and breathtaking landscapes. In July and August, lavender blooms and the farming fields are filled with different hues of green and yellow. However, public transportation in Hokkaido is not cheap. The easiest way to get around is by…

See the Curious Belly Button Festival in Furano, Hokkaido

Furano (富良野) is a beautiful small town famous for lavender farms, located in the middle of the mountains in Hokkaido (北海道). It is covered with thick white snow in the winter but becomes a paradise filled with colorful flowers in the warmer months. Nicknamed ‘Lavender Town’ because of its lavender farms, Furano has a lot…

Why Were the Gorgeous Flower Fields of Farm Tomita Created?

Colorful crops along with giant fields of lavender line Farm Tomita in Nakafurano of Hokkaido. It is one of the scenic vistas in the region which allows tourists to visit and walk along. Since the start of the cultivation of the lavender for essence in 1958, the farm has actually been selling many of its…

Enjoy the Summer Beauty of Furano, Hokkaido

It’s a perfect timing for an article dedicated to the Lavender Field in Furano, Hokkaido. Indeed, just from now to middle of August it is the best period to plan your trip to Hokkaido! The lavender field is a must-see in Japan! Hokkaido, the north island of Japan, is an amazing place for both tourist…

Aichi’s lavender, short lived but a fun day trip

Arakogawa Koen After a tiring work week, I was caught between wanting to do something and relax. So I decided to do both! Minutes from Nagoya station on the Aonami line lies a beautiful park, Arakogawakoen, where both are possible. Author’s photo livedoor.blogimg.jp/ 9 days Author’s photo I found myself here to see the short-lived…

The Flower Lovers’ Guide to Japan

When you are travelling around the world and more specifically in Japan, it is always interesting to find places where you can contemplate the beauty of various flowers. Indeed, lover or not, you might be amazed by the colorfulness and the scent of such places. Furthermore, you’ll find all sorts of flowers from amusing to…

The 7 Wonders of Japanese Spring

Spring Beauty Spring is nearly over and we can feel Mr. Summer’s scorching hotness. If you have missed spring you better book a flight for next year’s spring season and never miss these seven wonders of spring in Japan. 1.Cherry Blossoms fotolia.com Even the locals can’t get enough of Cherry Blossoms. The tree only blooms…

3 famous Japanese plants to see besides Sakura

Cherry blossoms, or Sakura, may be the iconic Japanese flower, but that is not to overlook the other beautiful flowers and plants, that also hold iconic status in Japanese culture. Often the inspiration and subject of songs and poems and other forms of art, Japanese people’s love for simple joys and nature come through in…