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Things to do in Furano, Hokkaido, in Winter

by Zoria Petkoska The lavender paradise that is Furano lasts all summer, but it’s not like this area is a one-hit-wonder. All of Hokkaido is stunning in winter, with snowy landscapes, cozy hot springs and scrumptious food that never disappoints. And Furano is no different. So here’s what can you do in Furano and the…
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Travel to Japan’s Wild North: 5 Reasons to Visit Rebun Island

Just 50 kilometres off the northwestern coast of Hokkaido lies the small Rebun Island. This tiny spec is easy to miss when searching on a map. However, despite being easily overlooked and unbeknownst to many, this island of just 80 square kilometres has much to offer. If you want to break away from the hectic…

Got a Sweet Tooth? Here Are 10 Must-Visit Sweets Shops in Obihiro, Hokkaido!

Obihiro City is located in the south center of Hokkaido, Japan. Since the city has an easy access to fresh agricultural products, there are a lot of popular must-try foods in the area, including sweets and desserts. In this article are 10 famous shops where you can buy delicious sweets in Obihiro. Check them out!…

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…

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),…

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…

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…

Refresh Your Body at Shiro Store & Cafe in Hokkaido

If you are careful about what goes onto your face and body, why not also use the same kind of care for what goes into your body? Shiro is a shop in Sunagawa in Hokkaido (北海道砂川市) that uses high quality, organic ingredients that are sure to change your body’s health. About Shiro A post shared…