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Countless festivals and sightseeing spots of Otaru, Hokkaido

Otaru is a port city that is facing Ishikari Bay, located in Shiribeshi, Hokkaido, Japan. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations around Hokkaido and is in only 25 minutes of driving from Sapporo. Some attractions such as beautiful canal lined by old warehouses, the lit-up path at night, Herring mansion and…

6 of the Best Anime-Style Online Games

Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) has a great impact on the game industry nowadays. Various game types emerge, from shooting and side-scrolling to RPG. Many aspects are affected by the popularity of the game, one of them is design. It includes characters and environment design, and some of the games adapt anime-style with colorful in-game environments!…

3 Recommended Onsen around Sapporo, Hokkaido

Hot spring, known as “Onsen” is a good place to relax and warm your body. In some cases, natural hot spring has many benefits for health because of the existing minerals in the water. You can find numerous hot springs around Japan, including in Hokkaido. There are some hot springs that are close to the…

The biggest Japanese marathons you should take part in!

Sport is one of the main activities that keep us healthy. There are a lot of types of sports, and one of the most popular and easy to do is running. It is a simple exercise, but it moves the entire body. Because of its popularity, some countries hold many competitions, one of them is…

Sapporo Summer Festival, Non-Stop Summer Fun!

Sapporo Summer Fest is one of the most popular festivals in Sapporo which attracts more than one million visitors every year. The festival runs about a month from July to August. Many events are held during the festival, such as a Hokkaido Bon Odori dance, the Sapporo Bazaar antique fair, music and Jazz shows, firework…

Feel the Energy of Yosakoi Soran Festival, Sapporo

Yosakoi is an energetic Japanese traditional dance combined with modern music, which is held annually in early June. It is performed in large groups of dancers wearing fascinating colorful costumes (Happi coats and Yukatas predominantly). Naruko, or small wooden clappers are held by each dancer. The first performance was held in the city of Koichi…

Mt. Moiwa, Spectacular Sapporo Sightseeing

Mt. Moiwa (藻岩山 – Moiwa-San) is located in the center of Sapporo at 531 meter altitude. The summit of the mountain is the best sightseeing spot. There is an observation deck there which allows you to have a spectacular view of the city of Sapporo. The deck To get to the summit of the Mt.…

Discover Amazing Nature Around Toya Lake, Sapporo

Toya Lake in the southwestern part of Hokkaido belongs to Shikotsu Toya National Park. This lake is about 71 kilometers square in surface going 10 km east to west, and 9 km south to north. There is an active volcano Mt. Usu nearby which most recent eruption was in 2000. Toya Lake never freezes, even…

Enjoy books in an interactive way, the Visual Novels

Talking about Novels, some people are too lazy to read novel with each page being filled with text, or maybe when reading a novel, they are getting sleepy. Well, in Japan, there is a better way to read novels. They mixed it with a game and called it “Visual Novel”. Visual Novel (ビジュアルノベル) is a…

Get your souvenir shopping ON in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Visiting a place without buying a souvenir can make you feel that your trip wasn’t complete. In Sapporo, there are many good places to hunt for souvenirs, but some people may not know what shop or mall they should visit. Well, I have some nice information about the shopping places. Pay attention if you visit…