Exploring the Island of Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is Japan’s second largest island and is also the largest and northernmost of Japan’s 47 prefectures. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu,although the two islands are connected by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel. The largest city on Hokkaido is its capital, Sapporo, which is also its only ordinance-designated city.

Landed at the New Chitose Airport

Dinner was a seafood buffet at Nanda. They had ready made dishes as well as items you can cook on your personal grill.

Most of the food was delicious but I did stay away from these.

Jumped on the JR train and ended up in Otaru, a city and port in Shiribeshi, Hokkaido, Japan, northwest of Sapporo. The city faces the Ishikari Bay, and has long served as the main port of the bay.

The mountains surrounding the city is still covered in light snow.

Loved checking out all the tiny little alleys and dining places. Most eating establishments could only fit 5-6 people inside.

The great thing is that since the island is still pretty cold, Sakura season hasn’t even started yet. I hope to make it back there to see the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom!

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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