If you're visiting Hokkaido, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.
Hokkaido as whole remains uncharted territory for many visitors to Japan, and even fewer make it out to the real countryside beyond..
Akan National Park is truly a wonder in all seasons. In winter the lake shines as the water freezes over and the ice-covered crater..
August Festival in Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture honoring the local hero Nasu No Yoichi
I visit the Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples in Abashiri and learn about Ainu culture