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10 Awesome Things To Do in Hakodate, Hokkaido

Hakodate Other Sightseeing

Hakodate, in southern Hokkaido, has an exotic atmosphere with classic brick buildings and an amazing night view from Mt. Hakodate. Add to those sights culinary delights that include famous Hakodate ramen, fresh seafood from the Tsugaru Strait, and local hamburgers, and you have a city that draws tourists throughout the year. Here are ten fun things to do in Hakodate – recommended by a local writer!

Tea Varieties in Japan

Sapporo / Chitose Other Japanese Food

The act of drinking tea is an integral part of many cultures throughout the world. This is especially true in Japan, where tea is served in the home and in business situations as a welcoming gesture, as well as during the traditional tea ceremony called ‘sado.’ When Japanese tea is mentioned, the most typical image that comes to mind is undoubtedly, green tea. However, it is certainly not the only tea consumed in Japan; the Japanese enjoy a large varieties of tea, both hot and chilled. Regardless of the type, it is safe to say that tea is one of the most widely drunk beverages in Japan. The choices are so plentiful that they may even be a bit overwhelming to international visitors. How to choose which tea to drink? With a little knowledge of the types of tea available in Japan, you can find the perfect tea to complement your breakfast or afternoon break.

Shibazakura Park Hokkaido: In Japan's North, the Floor Comes Alive With the Colors of Sakura (Spring 2020 Edition)

Abashiri Other Nature

Along with the arrival of spring in May, the Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park is decorated in a stunning pink, with broad fields of blooming Shibazakura (Moss Phlox). It's one of Hokkaido's most famous flower fields. 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!

Perfect Snow Adventure! Pro Tips & Tricks for Your First Ski Trip to Japan

Niseko / Rusutsu Skiing & Snowboarding

Japan is a hidden treasure trove of incredible ski spots! But before you arrive, there are a few things to think about to help decide which area to head to. Whether you’re heading out with friends or family, or want a luxurious stay or are taking control of your budget, there are a few things that will make a big difference to your ski trip – so check out our tips and tricks to making the most out of your snowy ski trip to Japan!

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