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Recommended for women travelling together! 3 can’t-miss night spots in Susukino, Sapporo

Sapporo / Chitose Other Japanese Food

Ladies traveling together to Sapporo will definitely want to visit the best night spot in Hokkaido: Susukino. A place noted for its many shops offering a wide variety of entertainment, it is hard to know where to begin. Here are three spots we recommend that are especially tailored for ladies: a smoke-free Genghis Khan (Mongolian barbecue) restaurant, a pub-like café with a show presentation, and one with a woman bartender.

The Latest Matcha Desserts From 7-Eleven!

Other Cafes and Sweets

Matcha—Japanese powdered green tea—is now known all over the world. Convenience stores and supermarkets across Japan are stocked with an assortment of green desserts. 7-Eleven has teamed up with Marukyu-Koyamaen, one of Japan’s oldest tea farms, to bring you desserts with an authentic matcha taste! The forefathers of Marukyu-Koyamaen established the tradition of uji matcha cultivation 300 years ago in Kyoto. Since then, Marukyu-Koyamaen has been associated with the finest tea in Japan. We enlisted the help of Ami and Anna, two university students in Tokyo, to give us their opinions on these matcha sweets from 7-Eleven!

Check this before visiting Hokkaido! Regional descriptions and local cuisine

Sapporo / Chitose Sushi

In the broad expanse of Hokkaido you can find a wide selection of local cuisines from port towns offering fresh seafood to places inland where local-grown meat and vegetables are used in the dishes. Especially in the case of ramen there are unique variances; Sapporo ramen and Hakodate ramen have different flavors, so we recommend you compare the differences when you visit these places. This is one way to enjoy the “soul food” loved by the local residents during your travels around Hokkaido.

Hokkaido’s “Soul Food”: Checking Out Zangi, Zantare and Karaage!

Kushiro Other Japanese Food

You’ve probably never heard of zangi, but after reading on you’ll positively want to give it a go! It is one of Hokkaido’s “soul foods,” a deep-fried dish similar to karaage (commonly deep fried chicken thighs) but made in a different way. We’ll compare delectable bites from three restaurants to have your mouth watering in no time! First is where it all started: Torimatsu, located over in Kushiro City. Next we will cover Nabantei, the place that evolved zangi to zantare. Last but not least we will cover Sumiyakisenka Tamatori, which further evolved the zantare.

Misleading Japanese Words of English Origin

Japanese is a language teeming with loan words—many from English. However, a lot of the English sounding words in Japanese are actually made up by Japanese people. This can lead to a bit of confusion if it’s your first time hearing them! In this article, we’d like to introduce to you some of the most commonly seen words that can easily be misinterpreted.

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