Whether you have some time to pass for your flight or are stranded due to a freak weather, New Chitose Airport will keep you entertained for plenty of hours. You might just even receive a friendly reminder that “You are delaying the flight. Please board at the gate, or we will proceed to offload your baggage”!
So you just touched down in Hokkaido and are ready for your full day in the capital before venturing into the island’s vast nature? Below is our Sapporo guide on the most essential sightseeing spots and activities in the city!
Most readers will know Nara for its countless bowing deer, ancient temples and picturesque traditional streets. But did you also know Nara is famous for its local cuisine, in particular sake and some unique rice-based dishes? Well, let’s get acquainted with this side of Nara on a “culinary tour”!
The city of Uji, located between the two ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, is blessed with the quality of soil and surroundings needed for one of Japan’s most famous products, matcha (green tea).
To enjoy the finest Kyoto-style sushi, Izuu (いづう) should be your next stop in Kyoto`s Gion district.
In one of my previous articles I already had the chance to explore Kobe’s stunning atmosphere, vast heritage and endless natural beauty with our readers, and now the time has come for one of Kobe’s neighbourhoods which I felt deserved attention on its own right.
Inside and around Kyoto Station you can find countless good-quality restaurants and bars for a decent price.
Valentine’s Day, that crazy time of the year when men around to world rush to department stores and chocolatiers to find that one piece of sweet their (prospective) girlfriend or wife will adore.
With an impressive name as “The Temple of the Peaceful Dragon”, Ryoanji has quite something to live up to. And so it does, this famous World Heritage Site with Zen garden in the northwestern corner of Kyoto easily rivals its most impressive foreign religious counterparts, such as Stonehenge.
On the edge of the oldest geisha district in Kyoto—Kamishichiken—lies Kitano Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to the god of learning as well as the scholar and politician Sugawara Michizane.