Not just the Sapporo Snow Festival! Summary of recommended winter events in Hokkaido from December to February
We will introduce events in the four areas of Central Hokkaido (Dou-Ou) , Northern Hokkaido (Dou-Hoku), Southern Hokkaido (Dou-Nan), and Eastern Hokkaido (Dou-Tou), including the Sapporo Snow Festival, that you would want to visit despite the cold weather. You will surely find something you want to experience on your winter trip to Hokkaido!
Thorough research on the efficiency and cost performance of transportation methods from Tokyo to Hokkaido! We will compare the features, merits, and demerits of three modes of transportation: JR Shinkansen, airplanes, and ferries.
The year-end party season is just around the corner! Essential knowledge about Japanese Izakaya menus and alcohol
The end of the year is just around the corner! In Japan, from late November to late December, it is called the "Year-end party season" (bonenkai season), and many drinking parties are held. In this article, we will introduce the alcohol menu often served at drinking parties and izakayas in Japan, and the situation of canned drinks in Japan! Also, there is a change in the "finishing dish for alcohol" that you eat after drinking, and night parfait and night ice cream are popular instead of "finishing ramen". Let's learn about the unique culture of Japan related to alcohol in this article!
Japanese Manners Series: Guide to Dining Manners in Japan. From basic rules you want to know to how to use chopsticks.
In Japan, table manners are highly valued, with politeness and expressions of gratitude considered of utmost importance. Japanese cuisine, known as "Washoku", is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and there are special rules and unique etiquettes that follow its long history and tradition. In this article, we will introduce the basic principles of Japanese table manners and important points that foreigners should know when dining in Japan.
How to enjoy sightseeing in Ishikawa Kanazawa and Hokuriku by train or bus! A must-see for hot spring enthusiasts!
When it comes to winter in Japan, hot springs are synonymous! In Ishikawa Prefecture in the Hokuriku region, there are scattered hot spring resorts, known as spots where you can fully enjoy hot springs, stunning natural scenery, and gourmet food, all quintessentially Japanese. Moreover, it's possible to hop to other prefectures in the Hokuriku area using Kanazawa Station, a stop on the Hokuriku Shinkansen! In this article, we will introduce efficient ways to tour around Ishikawa Prefecture, the best transportation methods for a Hokuriku trip based in Kanazawa, and convenient railway passes!