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My husband and I (plus our friends) visited Sapporo back in February 2017, for the 68th Sapporo Snow Festival. My friend Katie and I planned this trip together and had a bit of a hard time doing so, probably because we’re both from tropical places and winter vacations are really not our thing. So I […]

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We started our last full day in Sapporo by visiting the Tsudome Site of the Sapporo Snow Festival! During the rest of the year this multi purpose hall hosts sporting events and the like, but during the festival it transforms into a family friendly winter wonderland. Some of the activities featured are: yuki-daruma (snow man) making, […]

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After seeing the city from above at Mt. Moiwa, we headed back to the Sapporo Snow Festival via the cute city tram. Our first stop was the Susukino site of the festival, where they closed up part of the main street and turned it into an ‘Ice World’. This area is ideal to see at […]

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After our visit to the Hokkaido Shrine we made our way to the Mt. Moiwa ropeway to see the amazing view of the city!! We decided to take the city bus from the Maruyama Park station, because the ropeway is only 15 minutes away. It did take us forever to figure out which bus we […]

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Our second full day in Sapporo started with a visit to one of the most popular spots in Sapporo, the Hokkaido Shrine. The Shinto shrine, located at Maruyama Park, was built in 1869 after Emperor Meiji decreed that “three pioneering gods” be enshrined to uplift the spirits of pioneers. The existence of a shrine dedicated […]

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After visiting the Former Hokkaido Government Building and the Sapporo Beer Museum, we made our way to the Sapporo TV Tower next. It is definitely a must visit and the view of Odori Park is amazing, especially during winter!! The TV tower was built in 1957 by Tachū Naitō, a Japanese architect who is famous […]

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After visiting the historic Hokkaido Government Building we headed over to the Sapporo Beer Museum. We may or may not have arrived early-ish in the morning (haha!) and felt silly drinking beer so early. I didn’t even think about it when I planned our schedule (oops).. but oh well it was 5 o’clock somewhere, am […]

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The time has finally come to share about our fabulous Winter Wonderland trip to Sapporo and Nagano. We decided to attend the Sapporo Snow Festival, and while we were at it visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park to see the famous snow monkeys of Japan! First things first… SAPPORO! We arrived to Sapporo at night.. so […]

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After 4 years in Okinawa I FINALLY made it to Bise Village! My friend Allison and I drove all the way up to Motobu for a photographer meet up for the annual Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk on October 1st, 2016. It ended up being kind of awkward… every one was walking so slow that we […]

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After walking around Peace Memorial Park and the Peace Memorial Museum, we visited the Himeyuri Peace Museum which is only a 13 minute drive away. The museum is dedicated to the Lily Corps, a group of 222 students and 18 teachers from the Okinawa Daiichi Women’s High School and Okinawa Shihan Women’s School who served […]

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