Apartments in Japan

Renting in Japan – Beginners Guide

Apartment renting in Japan is perhaps a must for all expats. Unfortunately, it is not a cake walk even if you understand a bit of Japanese. It certainly helps if a Japanese friend is with you all the time during the process but, I believe to ask the right questions you should be equipped with all the information. This post serves as an all inclusive guide for renting an apartment in Japan. The article also contains specific points to remember when renting in Hokkaido. The time required for the whole renting process can range anywhere from 4 days to 2 months depending on how soon you choose an apartment. The process contains four steps. (more…)

Seafood in Hokkaido

Hokkaido Seafood Guide – Japan

Hokkaido is the Shangri-la for Seafood lovers. Tourists from all over Japan and overseas visit this island on a food jaunt to enjoy what many claim to be the best seafood in the world. The cold sea surrounding Hokkaido is filled with abundant supply of nutritious planktons that serves as an excellent habitat for high quality and delectable seafood. Use this Hokkaido seafood guide to make sure you don`t miss out on these delicacies while you are exploring in the northern part of Japan. (more…)