After the Olympic Games of 1972 which took place in the city of Sapporo tourists from other countries have been associating the city with majestic winter holidays. One of the main events of the cultural life calendar in the city has for more than 60 years been the Sapporo Snow Festival. The event was first held in 1950. A remarkable fact is that festival was established by pupils. Many years ago children created … Open
Those with a sweet tooth will be interested in taking a tour to the old Ishiya chocolate factory. Having dressed in a special suit, visitors can stroll through all the shops of the factory and watch how they make brand chocolate. The factory is known for its special Shiroi Koibito white chocolate. No other factory in the country produces this variety of chocolate. Frothy beverage drinkers should definitely come by … Open
The most popular type of public transport in the city of Sapporo is considered to be a tram running to almost all landmark and district of the city. Another way to cruise the city is by underground. However this way of travelling through the city is a bit more expensive. 4.
Sparing tourists and those guests planning to travel much by public transport should buy a travel pass for a day or a couple of … Open
The game of golf has not gained much popularity in the capital Hokkaido, but there are still a few great clubs for those who find it captivating. These, for example, are Yuni Tobu Golf Club and Sapporo Fuyo Country Club. In the picturesque park Sapporo Satoland, you can “kill two birds with one stone” – spend time actively and enjoy aesthetically the beauty of nature. Here is situated an amusement park, … Open
Hokkaido Shrine Festival is a Shinto event, which takes place in mid-June. It is especially popular among lovers of colorful religious processions. Costume parades start from the Hokkaido Jingu temple and run through the city center every morning for three days. Participants of the festival, dressed in the fashion of the Heian period, carry with them portable temples. It is worth noting that this is one of the … Open
Restaurants and cafes of ethnic cuisine are predominating in the city of Sapporo. True eastern cuisine admirers will have an excellent chance to enjoy the greatest assortment of favorite treats. Other culinary trends admirers will discover a good choice of gastronomy establishments in the city as well. The Aji No Tokeidai chain cafes are the most popular in the city being presented in very district. A speciality … Open
Japan - moving around the country
Narita is considered to be the next important airport in Japan. It is located in the eponymous city of Narita, which is near Tokyo. In addition to the fact that the airport conducts both domestic and international transportation, it is also a transit area for passengers who are flying from Asia to America or vice versa. After a grand reconstruction in 2004, the airport began to be considered as a first class air harbor. Today, Narita is the fifth largest passenger traffic airport in the world. The terminals of this airport are extremely spacious, despite the heavy workload. At the airport you can find inexpensive cafes and bars, respectable restaurants, shops with branded clothing, original souvenir shops, food stores, newsstands, a bank, ATMs, a currency exchange office, and much more.
Nature and parks of Japan
The natural beauty of Japan is represented by many beautiful places, with each one creating an atmosphere of serenity. The most famous natural landmark is Mount Fuji, the current stratovolcano of Honshu Island. Fuji is popular among guests of the country and the Japanese themselves, who consider it a shrine. Every Japanese dreams of reaching the peak of this mountain at least once in their lifetime. It gives tourists exciting experiences and pleasure from contemplating its divine appearance. Fujiyama is located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The Park also includes five lakes, geothermal springs and the Izu Peninsula. One of the main beauties of these places is Lake Ashi, in which the mountain is reflected. Water tours are organized along the lake. To the south-east, is located the double volcano Owakudani which is still active. The main attractions can be easily seen from the monorail track. You can climb to the top of Fujiyama by cable car.