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

Our Drone trip around Hokkaido postponed to September

Happy Friday! Helping Dragon will be posting a weekly (tourism related) blog of what has been happening in Japan, mainly Hokkaido. This is in hopes to help you to plan your trip here, as well as to keep a record of our experiences to develop better content in the future. This year has been difficult … Continue reading Our Drone trip around Hokkaido postponed to September

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!!

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

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

Need an English speaking car dealer in Hokkaido? Here it is!

Take One Otaru Facebook Page Take One is a car dealer from Otaru You would seldom/never feel you would need a car in cities like Tokyo or Osaka. However, if you live in a rural country in Japan, the story is different. Especially in Hokkaido where the land is wider than the other provinces and … Continue reading Need an English speaking car dealer in Hokkaido? Here it is!