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Hokkaido’s Sensational Shishamo Festival Serves Smiles All Around to More than 20,000 Visitors!

Tomakomai Other Entertainment

On September 6, 2018, Hokkaido was hit by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake. Among the affected areas was Mukawa which was struck with violent tremors measuring an intensity of 6 on the Shindo scale, causing great damage to the town (the highest seismic intensity of the earthquake measured Shindo 7). While Mukawa has been in the spotlight because of the earthquake, it has always been famous for its Mukawa Shishamo Festival, a delicious food event held in autumn that is all about shishamo smelt. Usually held in October, this year transformed the traditional one-day festival into a recovery event held on November 3 and 4, bigger and busier than ever! We visited this lively gourmet hot spot and its people!

Tips & Advice for Skiing & Snowboarding in Japan

Sapporo / Chitose Skiing & Snowboarding

Japan boasts amazing powder snow and fun pistes, making it a prime destination for ski and snowboarding beginners! While winter sports may seem intimidating at first, with a few quick tips and words of advice you'll glide over the snow with confidence in no time!

What’s the best way to enjoy taking photos of the Sapporo Clock Tower?

Sapporo / Chitose Other Architecture

The Sapporo Clock Tower is one of the more popular sightseeing spots in the city. This historical old building is nestled among the taller buildings in the city center and from whatever angle you view it, you are presented with unique photo opportunities. Moreover, the inside of the building also has a picture-perfect atmosphere where you can also learn the history of the clock’s mechanism. A quick snapshot of the place will not do it justice! There really are several interesting photo spots that highlight the charms of this building that we will introduce here.

4 Must-Try Local Whiskeys In Japan!

Sapporo / Chitose Other Restaurants

Let’s take look at Japanese whiskey. Countless global awards, insatiable demand, and immeasurable rarity have made the country’s whiskey known far and wide. Whiskey collectors know it better, hunting for the rarest bottles the world over. While the spirit is loved throughout the globe, the Japanese population, which once primarily consumed imported whiskey, has also come to greatly appreciate their homeland’s whisky. Sadly, this means that many limited releases never make it out of Japan. If travelling to Japan, however, the opportunity to try some of the most sought-after Japanese whiskies is within grasp. Here are the bottles to seek out in bars and stores around Tokyo.

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