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Hokkaido: Must Do
Book a stay at the Shinshinotsu Campground if you in-tent to chill
Summer trips are best enjoyed with an onsen visit and a BBQ dinner!
Hokkaido: Must Stay
Mix it up with the best of both worlds at Iwanai Kogen Hotel
Enjoy modern hotel facilities with a touch of traditional ryokan.
Tokyo: Must Do
A visit to Cat Cafe MoCHA is just what you need to perk you up
Feline therapy after a day of exploration will have you feelin’ fine.
Hokkaido: Must See
It’s completely natural to be attracted to the sights at Kushiro Marsh
Deer, cranes and a horizon that goes on forever – what’s not to love?
Hokkaido: Must Do
The sights at the Sapporo Snow Festival won’t leave you cold
It’s no wonder over 2 million visit this winter wonderland every year!
Hokkaido: Must Stay
Soak up the good vibes at Jozankei Hotel
Discover the fine art of Japanese hospitality at this ryokan.
Tokyo: Must Stay
Read yourself to sleep every night at Book and Bed Tokyo
Fiction or non-fiction, Japanese or foreign language – it’s your call.
Hokkaido: Must Do
Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder at Otaru Beer
Set your eyes on Hokkaido’s first German-inspired craft beer brewery.
Tokyo: Must Eat
A crepe is your must-have accessory when exploring Harajuku
Don’t let the quirky fashion distract you from the tasty snacks.
Hokkaido: Must Eat
Sumibikabuto Hitsuji is a hot spot for hot plate BBQ
The meats don’t get any fresher than this – because they’re all local!
Tokyo: Must Do
Even adults can play dress up too with a kimono experience
Add to the authenticity of your visit to Tokyo’s oldest temple.
Tokyo: Must See
The energy in the sleepless town of Kabukichō will keep you awake
From sushi dinners to street photography, there’s never a dull moment.
Tokyo: Must See
World Trade Center has the best views of traditional and modern Tokyo
Elevate your perception with an overview of the city’s sights.
Tokyo: Must Eat
There’s nothing fishy about the freshness of the produce at Marukita
Food tastes better when it’s accompanied by a side of friendly staff.
Hokkaido: Must See
The lavender fields at Farm Tomita are a must-sea in Hokkaido
Come early to see the purple clouds created by the morning mist.
Hokkaido: Must See
Love blossoms beautifully amid the blooms at Goryokaku Park
From the water or 90 metres up, it’ll still be love at first sight.
Tokyo: Must Do
Every day is a throwback day at Edo-Tokyo Museum
Get a glimpse of 400 years of history and culture in Tokyo.
Tokyo: Must Eat
Meat your fuel for exploring Tokyo’s oldest temple at Asakusa Menchi
This union of beef and pork is one that must be witnessed firsthand.
Hokkaido: Must Do
Get set to have snow much fun when you go skiing at Iwanai Resort
Enjoy a clear run on the uncrowded and beautiful powder snow slopes.
Tokyo: Must Stay
No one minds getting into hot water at Asakusa Rox Matsuri-yu
Soak your fatigue away as you take in the view of the Tokyo Skytree.
Tokyo: Must See
Getting across the Shibuya Crossing is both simple and complicated
Crossing with 3,000 requires more than just looking both ways.
Tokyo: Must See
Tradition never goes out of style at Asakusa
Look out for surprises of sumo proportions while you’re here.
Hokkaido: Must Stay
Convenience is king at the luxurious JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo
Navigate the city easily right from the heart of Sapporo!
Hokkaido: Must Eat
The BBQ dishes at Sumiya aren’t offal; they’re delicious!
Get an insight to how tasty the insides of a pig can be!
Tokyo: Must Eat
Take a walk down Omoide Yokocho and pop into any bar for a break
Beer, bar food and banter with friends – a recipe for a great evening.
Hokkaido: Must Eat
You don’t have to be a ramen-tic to fall in love with Horyu Ramen
Taste the tradition at one of the original miso ramen shops.
Hokkaido: Must Eat
Go back to basics with the fried chicken at Naruto Chicken Otaru
You can’t go wrong with a dish that’s been unchanged since 1965!
Hokkaido: Must Do
Have a swimmingly good time at Kushiro Washo Ichiba Market
The best way to enjoy the famous katte-don is to create it yourself.
Hokkaido: Must See
The beauty of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill is truly timeless
Marvel at the gorgeous view from one of Hokkaido’s oldest landmarks.
Tokyo: Must Do
Enjoy your tea set at Nakajima Tea Shop like shoguns used to
Go into zen mode while you have your matcha and manjuu.
Tokyo: Must Eat
Ameyoko hits the sweet spot with tasty and affordable food
You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store with the variety of cuisines.
Tokyo: Must Do
MariCar makes Mario Kart come to life on the streets of Tokyo
Why walk across Shibuya Crossing when you can drive through?
Tokyo: Must See
Be welcomed by hundreds of maneki-neko when you go to Gotokuji Temple
Those seeking peace will attain a cat’s level of zen here.
Tokyo: Must Do
The variety at Shinyokohama Raumen Museum won’t leave you stranded
Hopeless ramen-tics will love getting the back story on these noodles.
Hokkaido: Must Eat
Don’t leave it to luck – just head to Bistro Sachi for good food
Savour Hokkaido’s finest with French & Italian influences right here.
Hokkaido: Must See
Otaru Canal is where you can bank on beautiful sights
It’s just as stunning by boat or on foot – especially in winter.

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Hokkaido
Book a stay at the Shinshinotsu Campground if you in-tent to chill
Summer trips are best enjoyed with an onsen visit and a BBQ dinner!
Hokkaido
Mix it up with the best of both worlds at Iwanai Kogen Hotel
Enjoy modern hotel facilities with a touch of traditional ryokan.
Tokyo
A visit to Cat Cafe MoCHA is just what you need to perk you up
Feline therapy after a day of exploration will have you feelin’ fine.
Hokkaido
It’s completely natural to be attracted to the sights at Kushiro Marsh
Deer, cranes and a horizon that goes on forever – what’s not to love?
Hokkaido
The sights at the Sapporo Snow Festival won’t leave you cold
It’s no wonder over 2 million visit this winter wonderland every year!
Hokkaido
Soak up the good vibes at Jozankei Hotel
Discover the fine art of Japanese hospitality at this ryokan.
Tokyo
Read yourself to sleep every night at Book and Bed Tokyo
Fiction or non-fiction, Japanese or foreign language – it’s your call.
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