Autumn Hokkaido travelling guide – Japan

Repost with updated information.

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” – John Donne.

Unlike Sakura (cherry blossom), which comes in Southern Japan first, Koyo (autumn leaves) starts in Northern Japan. Autumn in Hokkaido usually arrives around mid September on the highlands. While moving to the southern part of the country, it slowly changes every leaf on its way, to a colourful flower. In this harvest season, the Japanese traditionally go out for Momijigari (autumn leaves viewing). Momjigari is also called as Kanpukai in Hokkaido. There are many breathtaking locations for autumn leaves viewing in Hokkaido. Below is a travelling guide with information on the sites, along with the best seasonal seafood to enjoy during autumn. (more…)

Salmon Fishing Day trip – Hokkaido

Fishing was always on my wish list during my stay in Australia. It came finally true in Hokkaido. While planning for this trip, I thought what could be better than having a giant salmon as your first catch. I planned a weekend Salmon fishing expedition to Shiretoko along with few newbie Japanese anglers. I was super excited but also petrified by the thought of holding a waggling fish in my hands.Read along to know how it turned out. (more…)