Manhole Monday: Furano

I can only imagine how different Furano must look right now compared to my visit in mid-July. Certainly, with the amount of snow they receive every winter up there in central Hokkaido, I probably wouldn't have been able to take this picture: In truth, I had expected to find something lavender-related on the manhole covers... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Wine House (Furano)

Like the rest of Japan, Hokkaido is known for its seafood. I made sure to sample my fair share while up north last week. But many people may not realize that Hokkaido is also a dairy paradise, celebrated for its milk, cheese and ice cream. By midweek my family and I were in Furano, enjoying... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Nakafurano

My family and I just returned yesterday from a vacation to Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido. I have to say, we had a wonderful week and I was NOT at all eager to come back to the humidity of southern Japan where summer is still in full swing. Out of the nearly 400 pictures I... Continue Reading →

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