Otaru Canal

Take a Look at These 30 Charming Hotels in Hokkaido for a Relaxing Trip in 2017!

Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan’s four main islands and is a stunning place boasting natural beauty. With excellent ski resorts, impressive mountains, and charming traditional towns, this area of Japan is very popular among both Japanese and international people. Visitors to this wonderful island can relax in one of its many hot springs…

44 of Hokkaido’s Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokan to Stay at in 2017

Hokkaido (北海道) is the most northerly of Japan’s islands. Celebrated for its abundant nature and distinct four seasons, you can enjoy the dramatic changes in scenery from incredible snow-covered treetops in winter to beautiful white and pink cherry blossom in spring to cooler temperatures in summer offering relief from the heat of the rest of…

The 3 Must-See Illumination Events in Hokkaido This Winter 2016-2017

While most of Japan is just entering or in the midst of autumn, northern Hokkaido is already making preparations to welcome the onset of its famous freezing winter. Usually, the date of the first snowfall for the winter is seen as an indicator of the season’s arrival. This year, winter seems to have come earlier…

Otarunai Morinoki Backpackers Hostel: A Home Away From Home

Otaru is a beautiful Canal town less than an hour away from Sapporo that many people travel to as a day trip. However, it is also a great place to explore for a little longer and this hostel is the perfect place to stay. The Otarunai Morinoki is owned and managed by Masa who brings…

5 Picturesque Canals to Check Out and Enjoy Nature in Japan

Japan has a lot of canals that are being used for inland transportation and irrigation. There are two types of canals: one used for transportation or waterways, and the other for irrigation or water supply. They also attract many tourists. Here are 6 picturesque canals one should travel through in Japan. 1. Otaru-unga jp.zekkeijapan.com/ Otaru…