5 Great Winter Activities in Sapporo
Discover the best sights and things to do in snowy Sapporo during the winter months, including a few options off the beaten path. You'll see there's more to Sapporo than just the local ramen!
Halal-Safe Hokkaido Halloween Chocolates
If you're in Hokkaido and happen upon these limited-edition Halloween chocolates, not to worry: they're all okay for Muslims!
Tour a ¥100-Million Toilet
Roadside station Forest 276 Otaki looks like a log cabin, but its toilets are fit for a movie star.
Enjoy these 5 Onsen for ¥100 Or Less
You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the relaxing experience of taking a long soak in an onsen while basking in breathtakingly natural beauty.
How Onsen 'Fixed' my Self-Esteem & Body Issues
Most women don’t like their bodies. On good days, I’m 98 percent OK with my body. On bad days, that figure hovers around 60 percent. But it wasn’t always like that.
Japan's Best Ekiben
Japan's regional cuisine hits the road—er, tracks—with "ekiben," or bento sold at train stations.
The World’s Only Outdoor Ice Onsen
When Hokkaido's highest lake is covered in ice during winter, it features an igloo-style onsen.
8 Must-See Flower Spots in Hokkaido
Hokkaido is a must-visit place for nature lovers. After its harsh and snowy winters, the land shows off tulips in spring, lavender fields in summer, cosmos in autumn, and many more colorful flowers throughout the year.
Simple yet Refined
This is one bowl ramen enthusiasts won't want to miss on their next trip to Sapporo, one of Japan's famed ramen cities.
Japan's 3 Weirdest Onsen
Where you go when you've dipped in them all?
The Top Miso Ramen Spot in Japan?
Just outside the heart of Sapporo, this is one of those shops that always has a line, and always runs out of soup.
Fresh Accumulation at Japan's Top Snow Site
SnowJapan is greeting the 2015/2016 season with a sprawling travel section upgrade.
Hokkaido's Top 5 Autumn Color Spots
Japan's autumnal color change begins up in Hokkaido, so you need to explore the area early if you want to catch the season's best.
Japan's 11 Most Gorgeous Drone Videos
Think you can handle watching these drone-shot videos and not be compelled to visit Japan? Just try!
Japan’s Top 20 Three-Star Michelin Spots
Japan is one of the best travel destinations on the planet. Here’s why.
Tokaiya in Otaru, Hokkaido
The miso, served with a healthy topping of sizzling garlic pork, was pretty good. It won't be winning any awards, but for random, middle-of-nowhere ramen it hit the spot.
Autumn Starts in Daisetsuzan
The first place where you find leaves turning color in Japan is Hokkaido's Daisetsuzan National Park.
Onsen Trivia: Highest, Hottest & Healthiest
Oita has the most hot spring sources, but Hokkaido has the most spas—and the highest onsen is in Toyama.