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Kiroro Ski Resort 2021 Guide: Enjoy Top-Class Powder in Hokkaido! (Access/Rentals/Hotels)

Sapporo / Chitose Skiing & Snowboarding

Kiroro Ski Resort, located in Akaigawa, Hokkaido, offers leisure all year round and is only about 1 hour and 40 minutes from New Chitose Airport by car and about 1 hour from Sapporo. In winter, Kiroro Snow World, the area's premier resort, opens and visitors can have fun in the snow! Here’s our guide to this Kiroro ski resort, including the slopes, lift tickets, equipment rentals, and more.

Thoughts of a Sunnier Time: 5 Japan Expats Share Their Top Summer Food Selections

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Summer

Japan is full of gastronomical experiments, both with domestic cuisine and international flavors. Many flock to Tokyo to satisfy their global palette satisfactions, and some have stayed to share their own home’s flavors with the communities around the city, as some of the featured expats have. These chefs and food experts also share their favorite Japanese summer dishes and recommend what visitors can eat during the hot and humid months in Japan. Japanese food traditionally changes with the seasons to allow our bodies to adjust to changing weather and to fill us with the nutrients appropriate for the various times of the year. This time, we asked five expats: “What’s your favorite Japanese summer dish?” Learn about what some of the limited summer-time dishes are from our experts, who know the tips and tricks to stay cool and fueled in the heat.

[MOVIE] DRUM TAO’S MANGEKYO – a Kaleidoscope of Taiko Drums

Shinagawa Shows

Japan’s traditional drums, taiko, conquered video games, modern pop music, and stages all over the world alike. Ranging from small to so big that they tower over whoever plays them, taiko drums have held an important place in Japanese culture ever since the 6th century. One group, however, has taken the traditional art of taiko drumming and adapted it to the global style of the 21st century in the most fascinating fashion imaginable. Meet DRUM TAO and their Martial Art of Drumming!

Kichijoji – Explore Tokyo’s Top-Rated Stylish Suburb in Half a Day!

Kichijoji Other Sightseeing

Kichijoji is a scenic, atmospheric neighborhood in Tokyo’s west, a mere 25-minute train ride away from the large Shinjuku Station. It’s a wonderful fusion of urban culture and suburban relaxation, home to fashionable department stores and large electronic shops, but also a plethora of small boutiques, cafes, and amazingly delicious restaurants.On top of that, Inokashira Park is the figurative heart of Kichijoji and provides urbanites with plenty of lush nature and fresh air. Let’s talk a walk around the neighborhood and visit Kichijoji’s must-see spots!

'Japanese Are Such Perfectionists!' 8 Weird Japanese Customs That These Foreign Visitors Couldn't Get Used To


From an outsider’s point of view, Japan is home to many unique customs and traditions. Though it may seem natural to the Japanese, to those from other countries with different upbringings and values, many aren’t able to understand or get used to some of these customs. In general, which customs and traditions do they find the most inconvenient or hardest to get into to? We heard from some foreign visitors about customs in Japan they just haven't got the hang of, and about their thoughts about the traditions here. (The opinions below belong to the respondents)

Visiting Sendai In Spring: What You Need To Know If You Travel To Sendai Between March And May!

Sendai And Matsushima Other Sightseeing

Sendai in spring is nice and pleasantly warm in spring, when beautiful flowers like the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Spring is the best season for sightseeing in Sendai! Here, a local writer will give you tips and advice on climate, clothing, and sightseeing spots in Sendai, if you visit in March, April, or May. Be sure to use this guide to make your planning easier.

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