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Top 6 Recommended Foods and Gifts at Farm Tomita

Furano / Biei / Sounkyo Gift Shops

A major sightseeing location representing Hokkaido is Farm Tomita with lavender fields and flower gardens. A variety of lavender flavored sweets are available such as lavender soft-served ice cream, pudding, cream puffs and other sweets. Also they server lunch meals that use seasonal ingredients. We will take a look at the food and lavender products perfect for gifts.

Up for Ramen in Asahikawa? Here are 3 must-visit shops!

Asahikawa Ramen

Asahikawa Ramen is the local ramen in Asahikawa city, Hokkaido. This ramen is flavored with soy sauce, uses thick wavy noodles, and is classically served with a broth using pork bones and chicken parts as well as fish broth giving this dish a complex flavor that is high in fat content. In Asahikawa city there are many Asahikawa Ramen shops. Here we recommend our top three choices.

[MOVIE]Become a True Gundam Pilot - Step into the P.O.D. at a Japanese Arcade!


Japan and robots go together like a hotdog and mustard. One of the nation’s most famous robot exports is known worldwide simply as “Gundam.” What started out as an anime has become a huge franchise with its own games, movies, and even a life-sized statue in Tokyo’s Odaiba. What many people don’t know, however, is that there is a way to pilot your very own Gundam robot!

Experience seasonal dishes near Otaru Station and the canal! Plus 5 must-try places for sea urchin!

Otaru Sushi

Pioneering in Hokkaido got underway about 150 years ago and at that time the port of Otaru, renowned for its seafood cuisine, was the entry point. The Otaru Canal and warehouses made of stone nostalgically remind visitors of its history and while these draw sightseers, Otaru is famous for another attraction – sushi. There are several popular sushiya (sushi restaurants) ranging from famous places on Otaru Sushi Avenue to sushi train shops popular with local residents. We’ve drawn up a list of five that we believe you would like. All of them are near Otaru Station and the canal area, so they are easily accessible so why not visit them during your stay in Otaru?

7 Secrets about Daiso, Japan’s Fun and Quirky 100-Yen Shop!

100 Yen Shops

Daiso is one of Japan’s 100-yen shop brands, known for offering a massive variety of unique and quirky products. Almost everything can be bought for a mere 100 yen (that’s less than a dollar!), with only a few exceptions. Daiso’s selection boasts an astounding 70,000 different items! Here, you’ll find everything you need to enhance and fancy up your daily life. Browsing the colorful aisles is surprisingly fun, as you’ll stumble upon all kinds of little treasures you never knew you wanted! One of Daiso’s biggest draws is that despite the low price, all of its goodies are of astoundingly high quality. That, of course, makes shopping there even more exciting – if you see something that strikes your fancy, just take it home! Let’s uncover seven secrets about Daiso!

The Complete Guide to Ikebukuro Station

Ikebukuro Other Sightseeing

Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s three major sub-centers and the central hub of the northern Yamanote Line. Thus, the gigantic Ikebukuro Station acts as an important hub that connects 2.62 million passengers on average each day (as of 2015, with 4 railway companies combined) - this makes Ikebukuro Station the third-largest station in the world. Ikebukuro has a lot to offer in terms of amusement and sightseeing, so knowing the station, its exits, and its lines are crucial for both tourists and Tokyoites. We compiled a complete guide to Ikebukuro Station that will ensure that you won’t get lost!

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