Drive Along This Road in Hokkaido and Visit These 8 Beautiful Gardens

If you are looking for some places to go to in Hokkaido (北海道), the Hokkaido Garden Path (北海道ガーデン街道) may be the perfect place for you to visit! My family and I recently flew to Hokkaido and rented a car to drive along this road and I can definitely say that the various gardens are worth…

See the Wonder of Japanese Nature With These 3 Lakes in Hokkaido

Hokkaido (北海道) is beautifully surrounded by nature in the country’s northern extremity. It is abundant in natural beauty and is home to some of the world’s fascinating blue lakes. Many of these have ethereal and enchanting appearances which make them very attractive destinations for tourists. Here are 3 of the glittering blue lakes you can…

Climb the Famous Clone Mountain of Mt. Fuji in Rishiri Island, Hokkaido

The island of Rishiri (利尻島) is present just 20 km off the coast of Hokkaido (北海道). It has one of the most preserved wetlands and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The people of Rishiri make a living from tourism and fishing while the island is famous for its narrow cycling tracks,…

5 Ecologically Rich Wetlands for Nature Lovers to Visit in Hokkaido

Hokkaido (北海道) is a beautiful island of Japan with many natural wonders. It is known for its relatively low temperatures and rich flora and fauna. It is a fact that most of the wetlands in Japan are present in Hokkaido. Let’s have a look at 5 of these awesome wetlands in Hokkaido, Japan. 1. Numaura-shitsugen…

Appreciate the Beauty of Northern Hokkaido at the Goto Sumio Museum!

Have you heard of the Japanese watercolorist from Chiba Prefecture who became a popular artist? His name is Goto Sumio and he became renowned for his use of natural materials in making his brilliant masterpieces. He put up a museum under his name in order to house over 130 of his visionary work of art…

Drink a Cup of Coffee Above the Clouds at Unkai Terrace in Hokkaido!

For coffee lovers, nothing beats a cup of their favorite morning beverage enjoyed overlooking a natural, picturesque view that one doesn’t normally see in local city cafes. Caffeine serves as an instant jolt to sleepyheads and to some, just like me, a vital part of our regular diet. If you happen to stay in Japan…

Feel Warmly Welcomed at this Friendly Onsen Ryokan in Hokkaido

Ryokan Dai-ichi Takimotokan is nestled in the secluded valley of Noboribetsu-Onsen in Hokkaido. It has over 150 years of history and has been long loved by locals due to its warm and family-friendly hospitality. It is located in a natural vista where the onsen waters flow from the active volcanoes in the area. It is…
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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…