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Winter in Japan: Soaking after Skiing! 4 Onsen Hot Springs Near Sapporo

Sapporo / Chitose Other Health and Beauty

A large number of people visit Sapporo in order to enjoy winter sports at such ski resorts as Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort and Sapporo Teine. Next to sightseeing, skiing and snowboarding are the second most popular attractions. There is also a large number of hot springs near Sapporo. These make an excellent place to stop by after you have enjoyed a day of skiing. They are conveniently located making them easy destinations to visit on your way back to Sapporo.

What’s Trendy This Year? 8 Must-try Winter Snacks in Japan!


One of the alluring factors that make travelers return again and again to Japan is the ever-changing seasons and the seasonal goods that are only available for a limited time. If you are visiting Japan during the colder months, you will find many seasonal snacks that you can only buy starting from late autumn and throughout the winter months! Many of the popular Japanese snacks are infused with even more chocolate or cocoa powder during the winter months for richer and more intense flavors. We visited specialty snack shop Okashi-no-Machioka in Shinjuku to find this year’s staff-recommended winter snacks. Their friendly staff Erika picked a variety of winter snacks that are worth buying as souvenirs or for personal consumption. Snack along as we introduce 8 must-buys!

[MOVIE] Navigating Virtual Airspace with Skyart JAPAN

Shinagawa Adventure Activities

Have you always wanted to fly through the skies while controlling a jet? You now have the chance to make your dream a reality! Skyart JAPAN offers hyper-realistic flight simulation for everyone from beginners to professional pilots. Take a closer look at SkyArt’s state of the art headquarters located in Shinagawa, Tokyo and see how I fared in the cockpit for my very own private lesson!

Japanese 101: 7 Phrases to Know Before Going Shopping at Souvenir or Variety Shops, Department Stores, and More!

Department Stores

While shopping around in Japan, it’s likely that a shop worker will come up to you and try to help you out at least once while you are here. However, it’s always a little bit stressful when someone comes up to you and tells you or asks you something in a language you don’t understand! This article will review and discuss some common phrases used by Japanese shop staff.

Hokkaido Sightseeing: Enjoy an elegant holiday at the soothing Daisetsu Mori-no Garden!

Asahikawa Other Sightseeing

If you visit Daisetsuzan or Sounkyo Onsen in Hokkaido, the Daisetsu Mori-no Garden is a spot you will definitely want to add to your sightseeing itinerary. In this sculpted flower garden with a view of the Daisetsu Mountain Range, you’ll enjoy spending a relaxing time in the soothing embrace of nature. There is a restaurant and café in the park that are owned by master French chef Kiyomi Mikuni, where you can also savor an elegant lunch and exquisite sweets made with the finest Hokkaido ingredients.

Getting Around Niseko: All About Available Transportation

Niseko / Rusutsu Other Sightseeing

The Niseko area is quite large. There is a limit to how much you can go on foot, such as going to the Hirafu area—popular with many visitors from abroad—and the Kutchan area, with its many dining facilities. However you still may want to go to popular restaurants and hot spring facilities, or go to Kutchan Town and visit where the locals go. In order to navigate your way smoothly in Niseko we recommend using the taxi and bus.

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