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Driving in Hokkaido

Driving in Hokkaido

It is no secret that we love Japan. We love their foods, their culture, their beautiful landscapes, the wonderful people. We especially love visiting in Autumn. We just can’t get enough of the beautiful koyo (autumn-coloured foliage) and the cooling weather. Hokkaido is the second […]

Hokkaido: Milk Kobo

Hokkaido: Milk Kobo

Hokkaido is home to most of Japan’s dairy farms. The history of dairy farming dates back to the late 1800’s. Before that time, eating beef and dairy products was unheard of in Japan. During the Meiji era, the growing western influence started to change Hokkaido […]

Hokkaido: Hakodate

Hokkaido: Hakodate

Day 5 Lake Toya Lake Toya is a volcanic caldera lake in Shikotsu-Toya National Park just an  hour drive away from Noboribetsu. It was formed by volcanic activity around 110 thousand of years ago. It’s a beautiful place of serenity. Right in the middle of […]

Hokkaido: Noboribetsu

Hokkaido: Noboribetsu

Day 4 We woke up to a beautiful day, bright and sunny, perfect for a long 3 hours drive towards Noboribetsu. Noboribetsu is one of the most famous onsen town in Japan, said to have some of the best hot spring water in Japan. The […]

Hokkaido: Furano

Hokkaido: Furano

Day 3 Furano is known for their beautiful lavender farms and the patchwork route which is best viewed in summer. Although we went during autumn, we added this in as we were at Asahikawa, Furano can be a good pit stop for a day before […]

Hokkaido: Asahikawa

Hokkaido: Asahikawa

Day 1: Arrival We took an overnight flight with JAL (Japan Airlines) which transited at Tokyo Haneda Airport. The flight was smooth and service was good but we definitely need more direct flight to Sapporo as transit flights are a drag! We had to clear […]