14 Jan, 2017 in Sapporo

I spent most of the last summer in Japan, and most of that was spent in Sapporo of the northern region of Hokkaido. Hokkaido is famous for its natural scenery, skiing in the winter, and the relatively cooler chilled out pace during the hot Japan summers.  Sapporo, the Hokkaido capital and biggest city, is also […]

10 Jan, 2017 in Daytrips from Sapporo

More cable cars in Hokkaido? you got it. A quick daytrip from Sapporo, where I spent most of the last summer, is the lovely Niseko area, well known as a great ski resort. Since I love cable cars and just can’t get enough of them, when given the choice between going up the mountain for grand […]

9 Jan, 2017 in Sapporo

I spent most of the last summer in the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido, the northern region of Japan. Aside from the wonderful cultural adventure of visiting Japan and the lovely scenic beauty of the region there was one thing that made Sapporo especially cool – it had a lot of cable cars. I think […]

30 Nov, 2016 in Sapporo
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I planned to do this summer roaming through southern Japan following a conference, but once I was there it became clear this was a flawed plan. At temperatures of ~36c, there’s very little that you can do in terms of travel. So, without any prior planning I decided to head up to the northern region […]

22 Nov, 2016 in Nagoya
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I spent most of the last summer in Japan. It started from a big conference that took place in Nagoya, and after realizing it’s scorching hot I made my way up to Hokkaido in the north to try and cool down a bit. Although it was unbearably hot in Nagoya, I tried to make the […]

5 Nov, 2016 in Sapporo
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Large Japanese cities tend to have atleast one shopping mall with a ferris wheel on top. It’s a trend, and I’ve seen this spreading to Taipei and other Asian cities. On a clear day, it’s a great way to see the city from above. So, on my last day in Sapporo on a day with […]

4 Nov, 2016 in Sapporo
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I spent a few weeks in Sapporo this summer and my accommodation was mostly based in the very lively Susukino area. Lots of funky bars and pubs and strange night life with many different adventures, but one unique somewhat touristic hangout that’s actually worth visiting is the bartending show at Flair Bar es overlooking the intersection at the […]

11 Oct, 2016 in Nagoya
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Nagoya in southern Japan is famous for its automobile car industry, and Toyota is one of the most famous Japanese global brands. One of the highlights in Nagoya is to visit the Toyota factory and technology-industry museums to learn a bit of the history and current state of this successful company. I wasn’t sure what […]

7 Oct, 2016 in Daytrips from Sapporo, Visions
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My recent summer was mostly spent in Asia, with the longest time spent in Japan. Since it was boiling hot down in central Japan, I made an unexpected change in my plans and went up to Hokkaido, to see a bit of the wonderful scenic north and cool down a bit on the mountains. I […]

28 Sep, 2016 in Daytrips from Sapporo, Visions
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My recent summer was mostly spent in Asia, with the longest time spent in Japan. Since it was boiling hot down in central Japan, I made an unexpected change in my plans and went up to Hokkaido, to see a bit of the wonderful scenic north and cool down a bit on the mountains. I […]

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