Hokkaido

Things to do in Hakodate

24 hours in Hakodate, the gateway to Hokkaido

Are you considering taking the train to Japans northern island? Heres our top things to do in Hakodate & reasons to stop and explore the gateway to Hokkaido. I love train travel and the Japanese Shinkansen are my personal favourite.  Not only are they super…

Sapporo snow festival

Exploring the Sapporo Snow Festival

The Sapporo Snow Festival is an incredible winter wonderland of all things snow & ice. Spread across 3 huge sites it’s the biggest winter festival in Japan so here are a few tips for getting the most out of your visit.

Otaru snow light path festival

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival

I love a good festival and they usually crop up in my Japan itinerary somewhere.  During the winter the big one everyone talks about is the Sapporo Snow Festival and with good reason, it is huge and fabulous and we had the most amazing time. …