The reason why I think Otaru/Kiroro is the next Niseko

Happy Weekend Everyone!😆 Niseko has been a very successful resort in Hokkaido from the powder snow that falls for skiers and boarders. But the drastic increase in popularity has made the town overcrowded and many have been looking for an alternative place to enjoy the snow in Hokkaido. I personally think Otaru could be the alternative, and it might not have the issues that the current Niseko has, and today I want to talk about why!

10 places you should know to eat and drink in Otaru

Happy Weekend! Today we will be introducing you to 10 restaurants and bars that you should know. Here it goes! Sushi Toppi (Rotating Sushi) Toppi is a popular rotating sushi restaurant that is about 10 minutes walk from Otaru Station. You can enjoy varieties of sushi very reasonably priced. I find salmon and tuna, the … Continue reading 10 places you should know to eat and drink in Otaru

The 2 ports you should know to enter in and out of Hokkaido.

Image from Mitsui Shosen HP It makes us very happy to see more and more people from overseas traveling long term/distances across Japan! Did you know that you can take a ferry from the mainland to travel Hokkaido? The price ranges from 8000~10,000 yen, and the duration takes roughly 20 hours. So if you have … Continue reading The 2 ports you should know to enter in and out of Hokkaido.

Roadtrip across Hokkaido during the summer!!

It’s July, one of the best months of Hokkaido!! Hokkaido has been very popular globally especially for its powder snow during the winter. Living in Niseko, I was surprised how Niseko becomes the most international location of Japan in the winter. I came across so many internationals that loved the winter and they keep coming … Continue reading Roadtrip across Hokkaido during the summer!!

Understanding diverse types of Japanese Cuisine

Image by Unsplash What are the major categories of Japanese Cuisine? First, I would say Japanese wouldn't be able to live without seafood. Consisted of 4 islands all surrounded by the sea, our cuisine uses so many ingredients coming from the sea. We are one of the only people that traditionally eat fish raw for … Continue reading Understanding diverse types of Japanese Cuisine

Izakaya strategies and our recommended backstreets

During your trip to Japan, you should definitely experience izakaya bar culture. Image from Flickr In these establishments you can enjoy Japanese-style cocktails and tapas dishes for extremely reasonable prices. The dishes tend to be smaller, and you would usually share the dishes with everyone. If you don't know what to eat, hop into an … Continue reading Izakaya strategies and our recommended backstreets

The 4 best districts to visit in Tokyo by theme

The kanji for Tokyo literally translates as "eastern capital" and just as the term "capital" may suggest, it is huge! Not only that, but each area within this capital has its own unique character and charm, so paired with the sheer size of the city, it's difficult to see everything that you might want to … Continue reading The 4 best districts to visit in Tokyo by theme

Hot? Cold? Japan’s clothing forecasts and functional clothing

No matter where you travel, you always check the temperature so you know what to wear. Today, we're going to show you an app that you can refer to when you want to know what clothing is best to wear on your trip to Tokyo. We'll also let you know about some handy and functional … Continue reading Hot? Cold? Japan’s clothing forecasts and functional clothing