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How to Drive in Hokkaido: Top Tips on Safety, Gas Stations, and Restrooms

Hokkaido (北海道) is one of the most beautiful places on earth, comprising of low population and rich flora and fauna. It has some scenic wetlands, lakes, glaciers, forests, mountains and more! The government wants to develop Hokkaido as a region that is sustainable instead of heavily industrializing it like other prefectures in the mainland, meaning…

What Is ‘Telework Day’ and How Will It Ease Traffic Congestion in Japan?

Japanese people have a stringent work style. It is very common for employees to work long hours every single day. With many people commuting to work on a daily basis, it puts a heavy burden on traffic conditions. Because of this, a campaign has recently been made to designate July 24 of every year towards…

Obon: The Week You Should Avoid When Planning a Trip in Japan

O-Bon Season O-bon usually takes place during August 13th to 16th every year. O-bon is the time for the Japanese to commemorate their ancestors’ spirits. It is said that the ancestors’ spirits return to this world in order to visit their living relatives. Traditionally, lanterns made from traditional Japanese paper are hung at the door…