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Hokkaido

  Around this time of the year, the scenic drift ice can be observed up north, in the Okhotsk Sea of Hokkaido.The season starts as early as January when the huge flat island of ice that are built up over the months in the arctic ocean comes wandering down to Okhotsk. The ice pack then gradually gets crushed into bits, forming a ripple of ice, creating a breathtaking natural winter art piece. The best season is considered to be...

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Our tour to Hokkaido this year not only took us to the world famous Sapporo Yuki Matsuri, we were also introduced to unique areas of Hokkaido enjoying local snow and ice festivals fresh seafood and beautiful scenery. My favorite part was going to the onsen…and the food…and the snow…I think we all enjoyed everything Hokkaido has to offer in the winter. William (That’s me) and Kat (She’ll be writing about the last two days) were...

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More than 6000 Ryokan and Hotels in Japan have contract with JTB and more than 9 million room will be sold to our customers.  Based on our customer survery we would like to share the 4 best Ryokans in Hokkaido Area   No. 1 Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza Overall point 92point (Service  92, Meal  90, Room 92, Onsen Bath  84) Hotel’s 25 luxuriously appointed suites include their own Private open-air bath as well as traditional...

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Day 1 & 2 When we left Honolulu, the airport was packed with so many people and the security check-in line was incredibly long. For some, it took more than 30 minutes to clear security. The Hawaiian Airlines flight stopped flying to Sapporo via Sendai today so we were the last customers. There was no special treatment from them.  Too bad! The Air Terminal Hotel at Chitose airport was very convenient for our late arrival. Some...

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(Day 1) This time we had more than 30people on our group, we all were exited to go on this trip! Arrival date in Chitose was almost 7pm and we stayed at one of Sapporo Hotel conveniently located near Susukino Area.   (Day 2) We visited Sake brewery, Ice Pavilion and water fall from Sapporo to Sounkyo Onsen  resort via Asahikawa. Which also include fun shopping at Sunakawa Oasis, it was something new in Japan, now days lots of...

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Feb 4/5:   We left Honolulu for Nagoya and transfer to Hokkaido by Japan Airlines. It was a very long flight transiting in Nagoya but both flights were smooth and comfortable. Some of us tried Nagoya’s specialty food, Misokatsu (pork cutlet) while we were waiting for the flight to Chitose, Hokkaido. The first night hotel was the Air Terminal Hotel which was located within the terminal, so it was very convenient. After checking...

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