Want to Explore Sapporo on a Budget? Here’s a 2-Day Itinerary You Can Follow!

If you are a backpacker and you want to make the most out of your limited time in Sapporo, then this article is for you. Here’s how you can maximize a two-day trip in Hokkaido’s capital city without spending more than 20,000 yen, including lodging. Day 1 1. Hokkaido University Author’s photo Not far from…

Discover These 5 Secluded Train Stations Surrounded by Nature in Hokkaido

When winter comes around in Japan, many people want to visit Hokkaido where many fun things happen during the colder months. If you are in Hokkaido, despite the rough weather, try to explore the hinterland on a train. There are some lonely, solitary, mind-blowing, and romantic train stations nestled perfectly amidst the beautiful nature of…

Get Cozy and Enjoy Quality Hand Drip Coffee at This Secluded Cafe in Sapporo

When in the colder parts of Japan such as Hokkaido, wouldn’t you want a nice, hot cup of delicious coffee? If so, you’ll surely enjoy your coffee experience at Cafe MORIHIKO, a rustic cafe located in Sapporo. Check it out! What makes Cafe MORIHIKO Unique? In Hokkaido Prefecture’s Sapporo City lies Cafe MORIHIKO, a tiny…

Try Ice Cream Made for Japanese Royalty at These Popular Parlors In Hokkaido!

Hokkaido Prefecture is known not only for its fresh seafood but also for its fresh milk and dairy products. The majority of the milk products that are supplied throughout Japan come from Hokkaido. Locals take pride in the abundance of milk that they produce, and because of this, wonderful ice cream parlors and cafés are…

Check Out These 3 Places in Hokkaido To Meet Some Fantastic Animals!

Hokkaido is all about volcanoes, hot springs, and mountains. It is rich in natural parks and places where animals trot along. It is distinguishable from all the other places in Japan due to its undisturbed forests. Summer in Hokkaido is popular because it’s usually cooler than the rest of the country, and it is also…

Experience an Unusual Summer Festival Among the Ghosts in Hokkaido This 2017!

During summer, there are many festivals taking place all over Japan. The majority of such festivals have a religious or spiritual touch where gods and/or ancestors are honored with the purpose of giving thanks, offering prayers, or appeasing spirits. Do you know that there is an unusual summer festival taking place in Noboribetsu City (登別市),…

Look and Feel Great in the Morning at these New Style of Barber Shops in Japan

People who live the busy city sometimes opt for an elevated form of lifestyle. When it comes to having a haircut, nothing beats a barber shop with multiple services in one. This is becoming a huge trend these days, especially in popular cities around the world such as New York and London. This recent global…

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…

Embark on a Hokkaido Ramen Adventure at These 3 Hotspots in the Area!

When in Hokkaido, ramen is a must-have delicacy regardless of the season of your visit. Among the different styles of Hokkaido ramen, the top three types are widely regarded to be those from Sapporo, Hakodate, and Asahikawa, which have their unique characteristics. Nonetheless, some common traits among them include the use of curly noodles, except…

Meet Lala, the Sweet Stationmaster in Hokkaido That Happens to Be a Dog!

Something has been causing a commotion at JR Shin-Totsukawa Station in Hokkaido! People are crazy about Lala, a stationmaster who also happens to be a dog! Lala is a 10-year-old Shiba Inu owned by a 55-year-old man named Kazumasa Takahashi. Since the station she is serving is facing partial abolition, Takahashi is hoping that Lala’s…