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 →

Good Eats: Kani-Shogun (Sapporo)

If you're up in Sapporo for the skiing or the snow festival, you won't find a shortage of worthwhile restaurants. For a simple supper, a walk along Ramen Alley may suffice. But if you're hankering for a heartier meal, you can't go wrong with a multi-course crab dinner at Kani-Shogun. There are a number of... Continue Reading →

Experience: Sapporo Snow Festival

While those of us who reside on the island of Kyushu are just starting to feel the ¬†occasional balmy breezes of early spring, the northernmost island of Hokkaido is far from welcoming warmer temperatures. In fact, this week, the city of Sapporo is in the midst of celebrating the wonder of winter with its 64th... Continue Reading →

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