Tag: hokkaido

Hokkaido’s Shiretoko Peninsula

Final Destination The bus journey from Shiretoko-Shari station 知床斜里駅 to Utoro ウトロ was one of the most scenic rides ever. For the most part, that 60-minute ride brought us close to the coast and we were able to get a good view of the beautiful Okhotsk sea. I […]

hokkaido/july 2014 – part 2: the flower farms

bibaushi, biei, furano  i was quite confident all train stations in japan, no matter how isolated or remote, would be civilised ie nice train platforms, modern toilets, huge station signs announcing the station name etc. i mean, i’ve visited a good number of train stations in the country and i’d never […]

Hokkaido/July 2014 – Preamble

A not-so-perfect plan  Last July, we packed the whole family to Hokkaido. Because the venerable ones decreed that if we were heading to Japan, then to Hokkaido, they must go. Since the planner was given a free rein, and in spite of a few, not-so-minor constraints (no driving, […]