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5 Awesome Autumn Leaves Tours around Japan

Follow the colorful leaves of autumn from Hokkaido to Kyoto to experience a historical journey of Japan.

15 Hot Soup Curry & Ramen Shops in Sapporo

While in Sapporo, be sure to make time for the city's best soup curry and ramen shops!

Why Hokkaido Should Be Your Next Destination

With its beautiful landscapes, delicious local foods and its own indigenous culture, Hokkaido is definitely not to be missed.

All Aboard the Snow Miku Train!

From February 5 to 11, residents of Sapporo City will see their town transformed into a Snow Miku wonderland complete with Snow Miku trains and merchandise.

Temporary Tattoos Detect Soba Allergies

These temporary tattoos aren't just for show—they could actually save your life!

Taking Snow Sculptures to the Next Level

Fans of Star Wars, Final Fantasy and Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen will fall in love with these amazing snow sculptures from the 2017 Sapporo Snow Festival.

Save up to 85% with Advance Airfare!

Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 85 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!

Top 10 Japanese Hotel Breakfasts of 2016

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these hotels rated by Japanese tourists on TripAdvisor know how to do it right!

Navigating the Sapporo Snow Festival

Featuring intricate snow and ice sculptures on a monumental scale—including pop culture icons and near-life-sized replicas of famous structures—the Sapporo Snow Festival draws over 2 million visitors each year.

5 Tasty 'Omiyage' Worth Lining Up For

Orderly lines outside everything from chic coffee shops to blue-collar ramen shops are a common sight in Japan, and food-based specialty 'omiyage' (souvenir) stores are no different. But are these snacks really worth lining up for?

21 Sapporo Sweets Shops You Just Can't Miss

Though Sapporo is best known for its seafood, sushi and luxurious restaurants, you'll also have no problem finding mouth-watering sweets in this northern city!

The 5 Most Beautiful Night Views in Hokkaido

Take a trip to Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido for some stunning nighttime views, breathtaking no matter the season!

Explore Sapporo in the Snow

Sapporo is the fifth most populous city in Japan, yet most of the big tourist attractions can be reached on foot from Sapporo Station.

Beautiful Images of Snow-Covered Autumn Leaves

An unexpected layer of white was added to the yellow, red, and orange autumn foliage colors in Sapporo, Japan.

8 Great Kinds of Theater in Japan

Japan has a vast array of theatrical traditions, both ancient and modern. From kabuki to Broadway musicals, there's always something great to see!

20 Best Places to Enjoy Sapporo’s Local Foods

Here are some ways to enjoy Sapporo, widely considered to be one of the best food destinations in Japan.

Top 10 Zoos in Japan

Get your fill of Japan's wildest and cutest animals courtesy of these excellent zoos.

5 Winter Day Trips from Sapporo

Sapporo is an ideal base from which to explore other areas of vast Hokkaido! From penguins to icebreakers, and ice sculptures to festivals, Hokkaido has so much to see and experience.

Ski with Sakura in Sapporo

The end of April sees all but the nation's northernmost cherry blossoms fall to the ground. But on the island of Hokkaido, the annual wave of pink and white is only about to begin.

Same-Sex Couples to Be Recognized in Sapporo

Following on the heels of Shibuya and Setagaya Wards of Tokyo, Sapporo will become the largest city in Japan to recognize same-sex couples.

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