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10 Most Beautiful Japanese Cities, voted by Japanese people

To get the full local-Japanese experience on your next trip to Japan, a survey of Japanese locals gave us the top 10 cities to visit in Japan!

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The German Christmas Market in Sapporo

German Christmas Market Enjoy a little bit of Europe in Sapporo this Christmas holiday. The German Christmas Market in Sapporo is an even held every year from

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Why Noboribetsu MUST Be On Your Hokkaido Itinerary

 Beautiful almost every season, this article will explain why your next Japan adventure should be in Hokkaido and more specifically, Noboribetsu. Noboribetsu No

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Daisetsuzan National Park: Lake Shikaribetsu

Most of Daisetsuzan National park is located in northern Hokkaido but a sliver of it resides in eastern Hokkaido. That sliver is Lake Shikaribetsu. It is locate

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Eastern Hokkaido: Kushiro Shitsugen National Park

Kushiro Shitsugen National Park  DSC02988.jpg 15.61 MB Kushiro Shitsugen National Park contains Japan’s largest marsh, and was the first area to become a nation

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Eastern Hokkaido: Akan-Mashu National Park

The Akan-Mashu National Park encompasses 3 lakes in Hokkaido. They are Lake Akan, Lake Kussharo, and Lake Mashu. These 3 lakes were created by calderas and as s

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10 Things to see in Hakodate

If you hear about Hokkaido you will mostly think about the beautiful nature, good food and its biggest city Sapporo. But there is a second big city south of Hok

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Hokkaido Shinkansen

IntroductionOn March 26th, 2016, history was made as Japan connected all of its 4 major islands by bullet train (shinkansen). Service from Tokyo to Hakodate run

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The First Impression of Hokkaido

Hokkaido, the “dō” in the Japanese administrative divisions commonly referred to as to-dō-fu-ken, takes up the entire Northern Island and is one of the most att

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Hokkaido—Classic Itinerary

Hokkaido is vast in territory, and it is recommended that Sapporo be the focus of your first classic trip. It can be a three- or four-day tour of sightseeing an

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The Best Travelling Seasons in Hokkaido

Though each of the four seasons in Hokkaido brings its own unique characteristics, the summer and winter landscapes are the most splendid. As a result, summer a

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Tours & Tastings in Hokkaido

When you tour Hokkaido, it's easy to understand why Japan's largest island and prefecture is widely known for its delicious foods including milk, ice cream, sea

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Article by Josh Fields

The Bullet Train To Hokkaido!

March 26 might just seem like a regular day for the uninitiated or the casual traveler. But, for those who live to ride the rails, March 26 is a historic day in

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Rocking the 2016 Sapporo Snow Festival

They're heeeerrrree! Well not quite yet, but they're coming! Say what? The giant, larger-than-life snow sculptures, the featured attractions at the Sapporo Sno

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Remembering the 2015 Sapporo Snow Fest

by Odigo Contributor KIRSTY BOUWERS First posted in February 2015. Updated January 12th, 2016 The time has come to start planning your visit to the 2016 Sappo

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Have You Heard of the Seishun 18?

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way! - Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!Japan invented the shinkansen (bullet train), so it is

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Nightlife in Hakodate: Old World Cocktails and Classy Whisky

Coastal Hakodate is Hokkaido’s third largest city and indeed, no stranger to tourists. The town is known for the abundance of fresh seafood caught from its pris

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Remembering the 2015 Sapporo Snow Fest

First posted in February 2015. Updated January 9th, 2016 The time has come to start planning your visit to the 2016 Sapporo Snow Festival. To get an idea of wh