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Hokkaido Guide: 5 Must-See Places in Hakodate, Japan!

Hakodate Other Architecture

Located in the south part of Hokkaido, Hakodate is one of the top cities for tourists. Dotted by old Western style buildings, this city developed as the first international trade port in the country. There is a variety of ways to enjoy both historical exploration and shopping. Here we will introduce the top 5 attractions, including with the stunning night view from the Mt. Hakodate mountaintop observatory, the old exotic churches and historic monuments, and the red brick warehouses and souvenir shops.

Child-Friendly Japanese Foods

Sapporo / Chitose Udon & Soba

“Ewww! I don’t want to eat that!” One of the best things about traveling in Japan is the opportunity to try the local cuisine. But if you intend to travel with children, you might be worried that every meal will turn into a struggle. No problem! There are plenty of dishes in Japan that are familiar enough for picky eaters. No need to cancel your dinner plans, just ask for the kid’s menu and order some—

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.

Meibutsu: The Prized Dishes of Japanese Regional Cuisines

Sapporo / Chitose Other Japanese Food

Japan is divided into eight major regions with a total of forty-seven prefectures, from the Okinawa islands in the southwest to Tokyo in the east and Hokkaido in the north, each unique in their customs, sights, and food cultures. The vast difference in geography and climates between each area has given birth to unique agriculture, resulting in the emergence of meibutsu, which are famous foods or dishes local to each area.

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