On the west of Sapporo lies the Ishikari bay, which supplies a wealth of quality seafood to the legendary old town of Otaru. Further west from Otaru is the district of Shakotan, a mountainous landscape surrounded by sea on all three sides. These two destination can be easily combined for a day trip from Sapporo. On this trip you can enjoy Uni in Shakotan, Sushi in Otaru, and the beautiful scenery of south western Hokkaido. Its like icing two cakes with one spoon. However, you will probably not have enough space for a cake after a day of indulging on Sushi and Unidon.
Sapporo has some fascinating places around to do one day trips for sightseeing either by using a car or a public transport. It doesn’t matter if you are a wanderer, a wildlife admirer or a history buff, there are places to suit everyone’s penchant. One such day trip from Sapporo that you can do is to Noboribetsu and Shiraoi Ainu town which is about 120 kilometres from Sapporo. (more…)
Hokkaido is a heaven for ski enthusiasts.People come from all over the world to enjoy the powdery soft snow of Hokkaido. Of course I am not one of those people, I am a sand bender. Snow is to me what sand is to a Polar Bear. But, I am not a Polar Bear and I was set on trying skiing even though I was still learning to walk on icy roads. Out of my ambition sprouted an impromptu plan to go ski training with my friends. Read along if you plan to ski in Hokkaido this winter. (more…)