Clean-Aired Cafés: 5 Super Smoke-Free Chains!
Smoke-free sipping may not be Japan-standard just yet, but now you can at least enjoy your coffee in clean air at a few more non-Starbucks chains almost anywhere in the country!
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 Top 5 Ramen Streets
Ramen streets have become hotbeds for talented chefs and aspiring cooks looking to perfect their recipes.
Navigating Japan's Regional Ramen
Though most diners categorize ramen into shoyu, miso, shio and tonkotsu types, here we examine the basic characteristics of a number of established regional styles—and just barely scratch the surface!
The 3 Great Ramens of Japan
Since its arrival from China, ramen has been reshaped and reimagined into countless regional variations across Japan.
Explore Sapporo’s Fall Color Spots by Subway
While there are countless famous places in Hokkaido to enjoy the colors of fall, this piece focuses on the downtown autumn foliage spots that are conveniently accessible from the Sapporo subway.
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!
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.
9 Reasons to Live Abroad while You're Young
Listen to eight reasons provided by Grace from Texan in Tokyo, then wait for husband Ryosuke's hilarious photobomb extra at the end!
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.
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.
5 Must-Visit Hokkaido Spots During Christmas
Whenever we talk about Christmas in Japan, most of us immediately imagine a snowy image and naturally associate it with Hokkaido.
6 Sapporo Ramen Shops You’ve Got to Try
With sushi, uni-don, ikura-don, “Genghis Khan” grilled mutton and the recently insurgent soup curry, Hokkaido is a gourmet wonderland. But if you’re in Sapporo, you just can’t pass up the ramen.
Japan's 4 Scariest Themed Restaurants
While Halloween may be the perfect time to visit, these four frightening themed restaurants are ready to meet your horror needs all year around.
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.