【First Time in Otaru】Otaru Sightseeing Digest!

Otaru is a famous historical city and popular vacation spot in Hokkaido. But if you’ve never been there before, it can be hard to know where to go and what to see.

Otaru is a city with lots of things to see and do; it’s a great sightseeing area that’s fun to walk around!

In this guide, We’ll introduce some of the best sightseeing spots, restaurants and sweet shops for those going to Otaru for the first time.

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Hokkaido in July! All the unmissable sights, tastes and pleasures of the season

Look at any guidebooks or information sites, and it’ll tell you that July is the best season to visit Hokkaido. They’ll say that this or that is the best. But don’t you find that there’s too much information, and that you’re at a loss to choose where to go?

If you’re saying it’s the best season, then sure… But really, there’s no bad season to visit Hokkaido. We can promise that. In the huge expanse of Hokkaido, there’s always somewhere in its best season.

But it’s true that there are certain sights and tastes you can only enjoy at a particular time of year. So, this time we’re going to give you our carefully selected picks for July.
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Summer is almost here! A roundup of sightseeing spots, events and clothes in Hokkaido in June.

Summer is about to start from June in Hokkaido. There are probably a lot of people who have questions about what to do in Hokkaido, what kind of events take place there, how the weather and climate is, or what kind of clothes to wear.

Hokkaido is a wonderful place that can be enjoyed in each of the four seasons. Even each month has something special to offer! We’ll be introducing to you a roundup of the sightseeing spots that you should definitely visit in June. The coming season will make it a great summer retreat. We hope you have a fun and refreshing time in Hokkaido this summer!

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Recommended sightseeing spots in Hokkaido and Biei from Spring to Autumn. Get moved by spectacular views!

Biei is a famous sightseeing spot, visited alongside Furano, that has spectacular views and can be enjoyed from Spring through Autumn. Even if you have some vague desire to go to visit Biei, we’re sure you’d like to know the major spots there. Morever, Biei and Furano are rather different, so it’ll be more fun if you get to know about these places before you go!

We’ll be giving you a roundup of what’s alluring about Biei, how it is in comparison to Furano, the best time to go there, recommended sightseeing spots, and the best cafes and shops of the season.
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Springtime in Hokkaido! Here are some of our recommended tourist sites!

Springtime in Hokkaido! Here are some of our recommended tourist sites!Winter is almost over, and fresh pleasant greenery begins to cover the island of Hokkaido, which is full of places to have fun. Here, we will introduce special spring events available only in Hokkaido, spring skiing, as well as a variety of sightseeing spots carefully selected by us!

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【From Sapporo】Five Recommended Bus Tours in Winter!


There is an image that a bus tour is about “enjoying sightseeing in a group with a guide.”
Recently, “day-trip bus tours” for single travelers are becoming popular.

Here, we recommend five selected bus tours to enjoy Hokkaido in winter.
Please do refer to it when visiting Hokkaido!

※This information was updated in October 2016.

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Effective Ways to Rent a Car in Sapporo, and Recommended Driving Spots


A rental car is indispensable when traveling in Hokkaido. Many people think about flying to New Chitose Airport, lodging in Sapporo, and renting a car.

But there are many rental companies in Sapporo, and it’s hard to know where to go.

For that reason, we’d like to give you our suggestions for how and where to rent a car, as well as our recommendations for the best driving spots!

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【From Sapporo to Hakodate】Comparison among JR, Express Bus, Plane and Car!


There are four ways to travel from Sapporo to Hakodate: Japan Rail (JR), highway bus, airplane, and car. However, it’s difficult to know which method is the best.

In this article, we offer a thorough comparison of these four means of transportation.
We offer a detailed explanation which can suit anyone’s Hokkaido travel plans and goals.

Try to find the mode of transportation that best suits you!
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How to Use the Airport Effectively in Hokkaido

There are currently 12 airports in Hokkaido in service with regular flights, but most of you may not know all of 12 airports in Hokkaido.
At that time, we’d like to introduce these airports. When traveling in Hokkaido, consider flying to various parts of the vast island for a better experience.


The picture is from an airplane flying the sky of Nakashibetsu. Below is the “Koushijou Boufurin (grid-shaped windbreaker forest), one of Hokkaido’s inheritances and a valued scenery.

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