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

Life in Otaru during the summer: Hanging out in Kiroro Resort

Happy Friday! This website will be showing what life is like in Hokkaido throughout the 4 seasons. Today I want to talk about what summer is like in the area I am: today especially Kiroro. I really like living in Otaru as it is in between Niseko and Sapporo. We get a good balance of … Continue reading Life in Otaru during the summer: Hanging out in Kiroro Resort

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.

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

You might have already noticed that you see smaller cars in Japan compared to Western countries. It might surprise you but it is actually more expensive than the bigger cars, but recommended as well. Today we will be sharing with you what exactly is a kei car and 3 reasons why you should own a … Continue reading Looking to buy a car in Japan? 3 reason you should buy a “kei car”

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!

The reasons I chose Hokkaido as a place to settle out of all the other cities in the world.

As I talked about myself earlier in this article, I am a foodie grown up in a foodie family. https://helpingdragon.com/ryu/ I am in love with the food in Hokkaido! And I might not be able to live outside of it anymore... So I talked about this in my intro article but I was born near … Continue reading The reasons I chose Hokkaido as a place to settle out of all the other cities in the world.