Spring travel in Sapporo (from Daniel)

Spring travel in Sapporo (from Daniel)












“Oh, it's tricky!”







“No problem!”













This was my third trip to Japan, so I decided to visit somewhere I've never been before. My parents have recently visited Hokkaido and recommended I travel there so I planned a 5 night stay in Sapporo at Hiro and Mika's home which is a lovely place to stay.


On my first full day in Sapporo I wandered around Maruyama Park and saw the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom. In the evening I went up to Mount Moiwa for a spectacular night view of Sapporo.


The following day I travelled to Otaru and enjoyed sightseeing around the city, visiting the stain glass museum and enjoying the local cuisine. In the afternoon I visited the Nikka Whisky Distillery in Yoichi which is about a 30 minute train ride from Otaru and well worth the visit.


For my third day I visited the chocolate factory at Shiroi Koibito Park, which was the highlight of my time in Hokkaido. From the architecture of the buildings to watching the factory line making and packing the chocolate, this is definitely a must see. The experience is very immersive and there are plenty of interactive experiences to enjoy from chocolate tasting to even making your own chocolate.


I spent the morning of my final day in Sapporo visiting Moerenuma Park with its stunning glass pyramid, vast fields and cherry blossoms. In the afternoon I visited the Sapporo Beer Museum and enjoyed tasting a few of the beers on offer there.


I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Hokkaido and would love to return.

To Daniel Young,


Thank you very much for sharing your precious experience with artistic pictures in Hokkaido.


All of the pictures you sent us were marvellous! Cherry blossoms were at their peak as if they were looking forward to welcoming you here. The night view from Mt. Moiwa is one of the best I like, which is equivalent to that of professional.


We are so happy to hear that you "thoroughly enjoy your time in Hokkaido" and appreciate you left a heartwarming message in the guest notebook.


We look forward to meeting you again. Please stop by when you have a chance to come over Japan!


All the best.


Hiro and Mika in Sapporo