Otaru is a port city located Northwest of Sapporo on Ishikari Bay. It is a city known for it’s glassworks, music boxes, and sake distilleries. The Otaru Snow Light Path Festival is held Every February. The city is decorated in lights and small snow statues. The festival is held almost at the same time asContinue reading “Otaru Snow Light Path Festival 2020”
Asahiyama Zoo is located just outside of central Asahikawa. It is a 40 minute bus ride from Asahikawa Station. Every winter, one of the most anticipated activities at the zoo, is the Penguin Walk. We braved the -20C weather to witness this.
Our first stop in Hokkaido was Asahikawa. Asahikawa is a city roughly an hour north of Sapporo. This is where Japan’s lowest temperature, -41C, was recorded back in 1902.
Let me start my post with saying that Mount Fuji is breathtaking. It is absolutely majestic and out of this world. Visit this place if you can and stay a few days in Kawaguchiko. It is worth your time.