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Everything from shopping to activities – Exploring the attractions of The New Furano Prince Hotel, Hokkaido’s gorgeous resort hotel!

Furano / Biei / Sounkyo All You Can Eat

The Furano area, blessed with rich tourism resources, is located right in the center of Hokkaido, and visited by many people from all over the world, not to mention Japan. There are many attractive accommodation facilities in the city, and among them the New Furano Prince Hotel boasts the most fulfilling facilities. Guests can experience a relaxing stay unmatched elsewhere, its hospitality refined and well-appointed facilities, such as the cafes and gardens, are in harmony with the beautiful natural surroundings. Let's take a closer look at the 6 reasons this facility is so incredible!

Top 8 Ski Resort Areas in Japan That Will Have You Booking Tickets Today

Niseko / Rusutsu Skiing & Snowboarding

Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding are big in Japan. Japan has held the Winter Olympics twice and is known for its amazing snow. So when the snow hits, everyone rushes to the slopes. If you want to try some pristine Japanese powder, you’re in luck. Here are 8 amazing ski resorts in Japan that you don’t want to miss!

Spring and Summer in Hokkaido: The Ultimate Guide to Hokkaido Weather and the Clothes You Need!

Sapporo / Chitose Spring

Hokkaido is the furthest north of the islands of Japan. It’s 820km north of Tokyo and is separated from the mainland by a large stretch of water called the Tsugaru Strait. The average temperature in summer in Hokkaido is about 20 degrees Celsius which is cool and pleasant. In winter the temperature is often below zero and it also snows a lot. In this article, we’re going to tell you all about the climate in Hokkaido in spring and summer, and the appropriate clothing to wear. If you’re going to Hokkaido as well as visiting Tokyo and Osaka, you need to be aware that there’s a big difference in temperature!

5 Reasons Why There Are So Many Vending Machines in Japan

Sapporo / Chitose Other Shopping

One thing that basically every tourist to Japan immediately notices is the large number of vending machines. They’re at every station, in every building, and you’ll practically stumble upon a vending machine no matter where you’re going, even in the countryside. There are genuine reasons for the abundance of these vending machines. We asked Hachiyoh, a Tokyo-based company responsible for vending machine maintenance: why are there so many in Japan?

Japan’s Traditional Footwear

There's a lot to admire about traditional Japanese clothing: exquisite kimono, colorful yukata, boldly designed happi, and simple, but dignified hakama are all celebrated garments originating from Japan. However there is one area of classic Japanese fashion that sometimes goes overlooked: traditional footwear!

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