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Goryokaku Tower and The Star of Hakodate

I’ve visited many observatory decks around the world, but the view from Goryokaku Tower in Hakodate, Hokkaido remains one of the most unique I’ve ever seen. So much so that when I recently saw a tourism poster of it at the station, I paused to admire how pretty…

24 August 2016
Outdoor / Nature

Rafting in Hokkaido

The weather in Texas has been so scorching hot it made me miss cooler weather, and I suddenly thought of our rafting tour in Hokkaido! The rafting tour was one of the highlights of our Hokkaido trip, which we went on shortly before we…

14 August 2014
Featured Outdoor / Nature

Lavender farms in Furano

When one thinks of lavender in Hokkaido, Furano is the first place to come to mind, because they have many, MANY lavender farms. On our latest trip to Hokkaido, we managed to visited several lavender farms in Furano! We were told that the best time…

31 July 2014
Attractions Outdoor / Nature Tourist guide

Hokkaido in Summer

We just returned from a short trip to Hokkaido yesterday! I’ve been to Hokkaido 3 times previously, but it’s my first time visiting Hokkaido in summer! Previously it was always winter, winter, winter. Admittedly, Hokkaido is beautiful in winter, but I’ve always wanted to see…

26 July 2014