Tag Archives: Sapporo
…you can see the gridlines on which Sapporo city is built. Not quite forever, but then you’re only on top of the Okuayama ski-jump – all 134m of it. The view is plenty enough from up here. Although you can … Continue reading
The bunch of brightly dressed kindergarteners out for a day in the snow brought smiles to our faces the minute we stepped off the bus at Takino Snow World. Unlike the kids though, we adults were there to work – … Continue reading
This is the key. Key to my room at the Morinouta resort at Jozankei Onsen. I only stayed a night – but that was enough to give me a quick insight into the understated and discreet ways of pampering and … 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.
Pretty isn’t it? Interrupting my Tohoku posts to keep within the season. Seems weird to write about summer in Tohoku when it’s winter already. I was in Sapporo early in 2011 on assignment for Escape magazine. It’s taken this long … Continue reading