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Best time to visit the Lavender Fields of Furano! Top Six Selection

Furano / Biei / Sounkyo

A must read for people who want to visit the lavender fields in Furano! Starting with the world-famous Farm Tomita, our local reporter will share inside tips and the best period to visit various lavender fields in the Furano region. This summer, wouldn’t you like to see the lavender-covered hills and become enveloped in the refreshing scent drifting softly in the breeze? Let’s explore the lavender fields of the North!

Ramen, Gyudon, Curry Rice, and more: Your Guide to Tasty and Cheap Food in Japan


Tokyo is a foodie’s paradise. You’ll be able to find whatever you crave in this Asian capital. Whether it’s traditional Japanese washoku you desire or premium quality sushi, you’ll get your fill. But everything comes at a cost, and Tokyo’s food scene is no exception to the rule. Does that mean you are just going to go broke on your trip to Tokyo? No! Try b-class cuisine for cheap, tasty, and completely Japanese dishes!

Hokkaido sightseeing information! Key things you need to know the climate in Hokkaido

Sapporo / Chitose

Japan is made up of a group of relatively small islands. Hokkaido, the furthest north of these, is separated from the Tokyo mainland by a large stretch of sea. People tend to be surprised at just how different the weather and temperature is in Hokkaido compared with Tokyo or Osaka. In this article, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about the climate before you travel! The distance from Tokyo to Sapporo is about 820km. By plane, it takes about 1.5 hours from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to New Chitose Airport (Sapporo). If you go by train, it’s about four hours on the Hokkaido Shinkansen (opened in 2016) from Tokyo Station to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station. The distance alone means the weather in these two places will naturally be quite different.

Checking Out Japan's Incredible Floral Landscapes! (Spring 2019 Edition)

Abashiri Other Nature

Along with the arrival of spring in May, the Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park becomes resplendent with broad fields of blooming Shibazakura (Moss Phlox) for which Ozora Town in Hokkaido is renowned. The Shibazakura Festival is timed to coincide with the blossoming of the flowers in the spring, which comes later in Hokkaido than in other areas of Japan. You'll love every moment here as there is a variety of activities to choose from and places to visit - shops serving local gourmet dishes, a go-kart course, day-visits to hot springs, fishing ponds, an old, historical shrine and more!

13 Basic Things You Need to Know When Coming to Japan for the First Time!

Vacationing abroad is super fun – but there are so many questions? Is the voltage the same as in my county? Are the rules and laws the same, such as shopping and traffic? Things that are normal at home are sometimes done entirely different in another country. Even on a global scale, Japan stands out as having a lot of unique cultural points, so first-timers to Japan may find themselves overwhelmed and, at times, confused. Even if you’re a seasoned traveler, you might still come across surprises when in Japan. Do people speak English? Are the toilets generally free or charged? How expensive is Japan? How available is free Wi-Fi? We’ll go over these and other questions to help you prepare for your trip and explore Japan with confidence. Here are 13 basic things you need to know about Japan!

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