Niseko: A Guide to the Hokkaido Resort

Niseko, located on the western coast of the island of Hokkaido, is widely known for having one of Japan’s biggest and most consistent snowfalls, averaging some 15 meters per year. In fact, it may be the snowiest place in the world, which makes it a pretty popular destination for Australians and the international ski market.…

What to Buy in Hokkaido: 40 of the best Souvenirs from Japan’s Snow Country!

Hokkaido, the largest prefecture in Japan, is located in the northernmost of Japan`s main islands and is a vast and beautiful area attracting many tourists throughout the year. It is mostly famous for its natural scenery, perfect skiing conditions and delicious fresh seafood. However, there is a lot more to Hokkaido than meets the eye.…
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3 desserts you must try at the Shiroi Koibito Park in Sapporo

For anyone with a sweet tooth, no trip to Sapporo is complete without a visit to the Shiroi Koibito Park. You get one of their famous cookies included with your admission ticket. And after watching them roll off the conveyor belt upstairs, you can indulge in the most decadent of desserts at their restaurant. If…
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Don’t Miss These 6 Wonderful Events in Hakodate This Winter 2018!

Hakodate (函館), one of the largest cities in Hokkaido (北海道), also has its own attractions during the winter season that both locals and tourists look forward to every year. Aside from the breathtaking landscape, historical buildings, and delicious food, Hakodate also offers winter activities that are truly enjoyable and worth the time to visit. Check…

5 Delicious Sweets and Snacks You Can Buy at Family Mart in Japan

Convenience stores, locally called “Konbini” (コンビニ), are one of the favourite aspects of people living and staying in Japan. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They sell everything you need from food and drink to makeup, household supplies, alcohol, cigarettes, and handy items such as umbrellas. On top of that,…

Why Do People Go to Karaoke Alone in Japan?

Karaoke directly translated means ’empty orchestra’. It is one of the favorite pastimes of the people in the land of the rising sun. Karaoke Boxes (private rooms which you can rent) and Karaoke bars can be found all over Japan, often as part of an evening of drinking with friends. It can be enjoyed at…

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!…