New Chitose Airport Souvenirs | 11 Items Chosen by Hokkaido Travel Representatives

new-chitose-souvenir-conbine-image At the end of a trip to Hokkaido, I want to buy souvenirs at the New Chitose Airport. However, there are approximately 180 shops within the airport with rows upon rows of sweets, foodstuffs, and other goods.

But, the majority of those shops are in the domestic terminal, so what I am going to introduce may be out of the way for those returning home through the international terminal.
However, it is worth it to set aside time to go.

I am going to illustrate a way get your shopping done smoothly in a limited time frame by introducing a few carefully selected items from among the countless things available in the airport.
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A Stunning view! Everything you need to know to enjoy the night view of Hakodate 120% and the best-kept secret spots

night view at Hakodate Mt.

The night view of Hakodate is especially popular and famous among Japanese sightseeing destinations.

It is not a place you can come visit so easily, so you want to make sure to enjoy it fully. But there are always questions like “Where is the best view?” “What time is the sunset?” “Where should I go for dinner?” that arise while planning a trip.

I have been to Hakodate a few times in the past. In this page, I will introduce everything through my experience so you can have the best Hakodate night view sightseeing experience to satisfy your desire!Read more

Winter in Hokkaido – Temperature, Clothing and Daily Life

chirdren's winter in hokkaidoBefore you come to Hokkaido, there is something I’d like you to know. I’d like you to know the ways in which snow affects people’s everyday life.

If you grew up in an area with no snow, Hokkaido in wintertime is full of wonder! Even if you have visited other places in Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto, Hokkaido in winter is a completely different world. Please use this article to prepare for your visit to Hokkaido.

Vice versa, if you grew up in an area with lots of snow, you may make some interesting observations. Some things may be different from your town, while some things are the same, so you’re in for a novel experience.

I live in Hokkaido with my family, and here I shall explain about everyday life on the island during the winter months.
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Rusutsu Resort|Three reasons I recommended it

rusutsu-ski-image-1 Ski fans from not only Japan, but all over the world gather in Hokkaido. Particularly popular there is Rusutsu Resort. Many coming from abroad even stay for extended periods of time.

I can’t even count the number of ski areas I have visited until now. Among all of them, I can recommend Rusutsu with confidence in all aspects, for the slopes, snow quality, and activities.
On this page I’d like to review and describe in detail Rusutsu for those who aren’t sure where to go or want to make plans for a trip.

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A Sightseers Introduction to Lake Akan ~Things to Know Before you Go~

Lake Akanの観光船
Even in Japan, famous for its abundant nature, Lake Akan is renowned for its incredibly pure water. It is well-known in Japan for its marimo, or moss balls, which can only grow in cool, pure water. Compared even to the eastern part of Hokkaido(道東/doto), it is a sightseeing spot rich in nature.


Around this lake lies not only nature, but the remnants of the culture of the Ainu, an indigenous people who lived in the area.
This is a charming place, where you can have your fill of hundreds of years of nature and culture. In this article, we will be introducing sightseeing spots around Lake Akan that you should absolutely visit in however much time you have here.

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All about Otaru Canal | Everything from a Model Course Devised by Travel Professionals to Lodging

Otaru Canal ‘Otaru’ is one of the leading tourist spots in Hokkaido with high popularity, and its symbol is the Otaru Canal. But what’s so special about the Otaru Canal? And how much tourism time should you set aside for it?

In this article, we’ve covered how to enjoy the Otaru Canal, places to visit and restaurants, hotels and more for those visiting Otaru for the first time! Staff at Japanese travel agencies who’ve been to Otaru countless times will give you a thorough introduction.
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B class gourmet in Sapporo, top seven | Restaurants only well-informed person to go

札幌 グルメSpeaking of joy in a trip toHokkaido, gouremet is one of the pleasure which cannot be exclude.
There are lots of foods like fresh seafood, ramen noodle, Mongolian mutton barbecue and sweets in Hokkaido.

The most popular city in Hokkaido is Sapporo;many famous restaurants in Sapporo are introduced in guide books.
However don’t you think you want to know some restaurants which are popular among local people in Sapporo? And also, isn’t it amazing if you can make a boast of a restaurant which you experienced to your friends?
The followings are some restaurants which are popular among local people in Sapporo. People in Sapporo say “please try it by no means if you visit Sapporo.” After you read this article, you are already Sapporo expert!

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A superb view of sapphire blue! The season when the waters of Lake Mashu sparkle with mystery

冬のLake Mashuの氷結

Which of Hokkaido’s lakes is the most beautiful?
If you asked this question, one name would surely be given to you. Lake Mashu.

It holds a sublime beauty which instills awe in people. So much so, that the indigenous people of Hokkaido, the Ainu, called it the Kamuy-to (Lake of the Gods). Lake Mashu is at its most radiant in the season when it is almost frozen over.

The season when Lake Mashu starts to freeze over comes every year from the last third of January to around the 20th of February.
It’s especially beautiful while the freezing is still in process. The white ice makes the lake look much nicer, until its surface sparkles radiantly in sapphire blue.
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