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Check Out Incredible Night Views - Sapporo’s Best 3 Spots!

Sapporo / Chitose Night Views

Mt. Moiwa (Moiwa-yama) rises 535 meters and is close to Sapporo City. The view from the top affords an excellent view of the city as well as a spectacular view of Ishikari Bay and Ishikari Plain in the distance. The glittering lights of Sapporo at night has been recognized as one of Japan’s three night views. The superb view from the mountain’s peak together with gourmet dishes and strolls through nature highlight the attractions of Sapporo. Here are some suggestions on how to enjoy the night view from Mt. Moiwa.

Many Unique Regional Soft-Serve Ice Cream Varieties with Local Specialties!

Furano / Biei / Sounkyo Other Cafes and Sweets

One thing you can’t miss when visiting Hokkaido is the various dairy product sweets. The most notable Hokkaido sweet is the “soft cream” (soft-serve ice cream) made from fresh milk. The standard flavor is vanilla with a milk taste, however it’s always worth trying unique regional flavors. We will take a look at different regional soft-serve ice cream that uses local specialties.

Otaru: Sightseeing, food and shopping!

Otaru Downtown

The port of Otaru developed around 150 years ago as the economic center of Hokkaido during the Meiji and Taisho periods (late 19th/early 20th century). It is now is one of Hokkaido’s leading tourist destinations. The canal and the bank buildings survive today just as they were during that historic period, giving the town its distinctive nostalgic and romantic feel. Take a walk along the canal and enjoy the atmosphere of a bygone era, or go browsing in Otaru’s glassware shops - the town is renowned for its glass products! Or else sample some of the unique fish and seafood dishes served in the restaurants around the port.

Snow Season! Beginner’s Guide to Skiing & Snowboarding in Japan

Sapporo / Chitose Skiing & Snowboarding

So you’ve heard of how amazing Japan’s winter is but never stood on skis or a snowboard in your life? That’s alright – many of the country’s winter sports resorts offer everything you need as a ski and snowboard beginner! Your lack of experience won’t stand in the way of having an amazing winter vacation in Japan. Here is everything you’ll want to know before hitting the snow, from how to choose where to go to equipment and life on the piste. (“Piste” is the word for ski run. There, you learned your first snow-related term!)

Airports in Japan

When thinking about traveling into and out of Japan, the primary method of travel is via airplane. But what many people do not realize is that, with about 100 airports, domestic flights are just as viable to travel across Japan as trains and buses. For foreign visitors, discount campaigns offer reasonable fares while and flying to and from the archipelago has never been more affordable. With the help of a lower yen, a quickly increasing number of tourists, and the development of new routes, tickets to Japan are becoming cheaper in recent years. If you want to maximize your chances of traveling at a low cost, you will need to utilize some of the campaigns that airlines provide.

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