EXPLORE THE WONDERLAND BY EASTERN HOKKAIDO SIGHTSEEING BUS
ENJOY THE ESSENCE OF LIVING IN FROZEN LAND
Experience an ice bar and outdoor hot bath on the ice in the Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan. Experience Sairinka, a dazzling winter light display event at Tokachigawa Onsen, (hot springs). The route also takes you to Sahoro Resort, which offers a variety of snow activities.
"A line of staff and attendants bowed in greeting, before I was led to my room, securely located behind sliding glass doors that require a room key for entrance. My room attendant Sakai, decked out in a pale blue kimono, presented me with cookies and origami birds before she exited with a bow. Taking in the understated elegance of the room, from a marble topped sink and a red rose in a silver... View details ⇨
As part of its efforts to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the JET Programme, the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) hosted a video contest to create a platform for JET Programme participants and alumni to utilise their unique insight to discover and share the hidden charms of Japan’s local regions. Check out the winning videos here => [ Jetprogramme.org Link ]
"With the days growing colder, nothing quite satisfies like nabe, a type of Japanese hot pot. Named after the traditional clay pot (“nabe”) in which this dish is cooked and served, nabe is a steaming broth filled vegetables, tofu and with meat or seafood. Nabe has been enjoyed in Japan for as long as clay cookware has existed, and today there are many regional varieties featuring local... View details ⇨
"Splitting a week between Tokyo and Kyoto is already a breeze thanks to excellent train and plane connections, but a completely new bullet train—the Hokuriku Shinkansen—and its new affordable rail pass now give overachieving travelers the option to squeeze a third city onto the itinerary. Departing Tokyo, the Hokuriku zips straight across the country to Kanazawa, a UNESCO Creative City on the... View details ⇨
"Japan has everything for the visitor. A mix of heady culture, super fast technology and the renowned bullet trains. However, hidden behind these unique experiences are some quirky attractions, which you may not find in any guide book."
"Especially outside the big cities, Japan is blessedly rich in spirituality, culture, tradition and, especially, ritual. Among the main values are tranquility and deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the distinctive magic of the seasons of the year. There’s also a great love of mountains—not just Fuji—and hiking, which is not the first things most foreigners associate with the country."
"Kanazawa City is located on the coast along the Sea of Japan, and is a city rich in both traditional and modern culture, and natural scenic beauty. Travellers to the city will find a wide variety of sights and experiences, and here we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 which are not to be missed!"
"During the New Year’s holidays, many Japanese eat osechi ryōri, a collection of traditional foods developed during the Heian Period (794-1185). It originally consisted of fish or vegetables simmered in soy sauce and sweet mirin but, as the years passed, other foods were incorporated into the compendium of dishes, including those that had symbolic significance for health, longevity, fertility... View details ⇨