Tag Archives: Hokkaido
Walking in Hakodate is like exploring the musty living room of a favourite eccentric aunt stuck in a time warp – stuffed with quirky old curios, sometimes kitschy, occasionally mysterious but always charming with lots of stories. Hakodate is not … Continue reading
The small, nondescript building set deep in the snow, a bit off the road, could easily be overlooked. But stop and take a closer look. The name: Tori Hana Yuki, loosely translated as “bird, flower, snow” gives a hint of … Continue reading
What makes me love Japan so much? Cute quirky surprises like these. This is not a cabin in the woods, but a foot onsen. After all the hiking and snow-walking, rest the weary feet in soothing hot onsen water. Bliss.
It looks a lot easier on TV than in real life. First, let me say I come from a land where we rely on snow machines coughing up anemic half-hearted puffs of ‘snow’ to get our snow kicks outside shopping … Continue reading