Not so long ago I took you on a foodie’s tour of Japan’s three major Chinatowns—and after all that delicious food it is time for a new cross-cultural experience right here in Japan. We are heading for the home (away from home) of kimchi, K-pop and cheap cosmetics: Koreatown!
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”!
Hokkaido is truly vast with boundless nature and a rich diverse history. Driving around Hokkaido on your own is a great experience allowing you to reach unique places, villages and sites for activities. So let’s take a look at what you need to prepare for your Hokkaido road trip, as well as some itineraries to spark your enthusiasm!
When a large eruption occurred about 110,000 years ago and the lava started to cool down over the thousands of years that followed, Lake Toya rose from the earth. Today the caldera is regarded as one of Hokkaido’s three great landscapes and is a popular destination for anyone visiting Japan’s northern island.
Chinese have always been the largest group of migrants in Japan. While few still choose to live in neighborhoods with Chinese majorities, these Chinatowns are well worth a visit to experience something different and, of course, excellent food.
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!
Known as “Heaven’s Grass”, the islands of Amakusa combine splendid natural beauty with a deeply-woven religious history that certainly does their name justice.
For the full article, please refer to ANA Experience Japan.
Tucked away in Kansai mountainside lies Mount Koya —a centuries— old spiritual retreat.
Did you know Japan had its very own “Wild West”? Well, it is more like “Wild North” as the area I am referring to is actually in Japan’s beautiful northernmost island of Hokkaido.