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

Jai La Patate-The restaurant that presents Hokkaido cuisine in the vast nature of Kutchan, Niseko

Ideas and stories lie at the beginning of every project. So what drove leaders to launch these projects in the first place? In this series of articles, we will be introducing the stories of projects and businesses that we think might be interesting for you during your visit to Japan. Today we'll be looking at … Continue reading Jai La Patate-The restaurant that presents Hokkaido cuisine in the vast nature of Kutchan, Niseko

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

Number 1 thing you should do in Hokkaido: Ski/Snowboard

Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan is getting more and more popular over the years for the fluffy powder snow. View of Mt Yotei from Kutchan town The sweet spot for ski/board freaks still is Niseko, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Mt Fuji of Hokkaido, Yotei. Mt Yotei actually helps the … Continue reading Number 1 thing you should do in Hokkaido: Ski/Snowboard

Looking to buy a car in Japan? 3 reasons you should buy a “kei car”

Niseko is getting more and more international, and so many people from overseas come every year to work during the winter for the powder snow. If you are planning to enjoy the summer, which many do, life is so much easier if you have a car. Today we will be sharing with you what a kei car is, and 3 reasons why you should own a kei car instead of the usual cars whilst you are in Japan.