Noboribetsu, Hokkaido: A weekend in a steamy onsen demon town

For a couple of years, my husband has been dying to go to 🔥hell🔥; that is 地獄谷, Jigokudani or Hell Valley in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido (the northern island of Japan) famous for 温泉 (onsen, hot spring)♨. Japan has many famous onsen destinations but Noboribetsu is the most famous area in Hokkaido and is often highly ranked … Continue reading Noboribetsu, Hokkaido: A weekend in a steamy onsen demon town

Summer weekend in Sapporo

sapporo otaru milk scallop seafood sapporo university crab all the good things of sapporo hokkaido photographed by native expat

A lucky business trip to Sapporo last Monday gave us an opportunity to travel to the prefecture that I most wanted to visit in Japan, the northern island in Japan, Hokkaido. After landing in Chitose Airport at 8:30am on Saturday, we caught the train for 50 minutes into the city center, Sapporo. It was quite … Continue reading Summer weekend in Sapporo