Japan Travel Tips and Recommendations

Here are some tips for making the most out of your trip to Japan! 1. Take advantage of the JAL and ANA domestic flight discounts for tourists if you are planning on visiting various Japanese cities. 2. Rent a portable wifi egg during your stay in Japan. Google Maps is pretty reliable for the trainContinue reading “Japan Travel Tips and Recommendations”

Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 4

Sapporo — Day 4 of a 4-Day Trip in Japan’s Hokkaido Region Despite the cold weather, Hokkaido’s fresh seafood and scenic towns made this region a great area to visit. I appreciated the fact that Sapporo was not as busy as the other main Japanese cities we had visited. Noboribetsu and Otaru both served as nice getawaysContinue reading “Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 4”

Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 3

Otaru — Day 3 of a 4-Day Trip in Japan’s Hokkaido Region Day 3 consisted of a day-trip to a port city northwest of Sapporo called Otaru. The train ride to Otaru Station took about 50 minutes from Sapporo Station and the route passes the ocean. Otaru is a really cute town and deserves a visit! DayContinue reading “Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 3”

Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 2

Sapporo — Day 2 of a 4-Day Trip in Japan’s Hokkaido Region Day 2 was a Sapporo day. We visited the Odori area, Sapporo Beer Market, Mt. Moiwa, and ended the night in Susukino. This was the coldest day during our 4-day trip in Hokkaido. The streets were icy during the early morning and late evening, butContinue reading “Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 2”

Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 1

Noboribetsu — Day 1 of a 4-Day Trip in Japan’s Hokkaido Region Hokkaido was the last area we visited for our 14-day trip in Japan — the end to the trilogy. The climate was a huge change compared to the Kanto and Kansai Regions — snow with temperatures ranging from -5–5ºC! Vancouver, BC was warmer than Hokkaido this time of theContinue reading “Japan — Hokkaido Region Day 1”