Tag Archives: Hokkaido travel

Kitaca, Sapica or Suica, which one is the most useful transportation card in Sapporo?

When getting public transportations in Japan, IC transportation card is commonly used overall Japanese major cities. An advantage of IC card against single ticket is a simple ticketing system that allow you to keep using same one card as long as top-up on it while single ticket is required to purchase for every single destination. Further more,Read More

What to wear in Hokkaido in winter (Jan to Feb)

Jan to Feb is the season having with a lot of snow as well as the lowest temperature in a year. Cold days with temperature which doesn’t reach 0℃ keep continuing in whole this period. It’s often around 0℃ even in South part of Hokkaido like Hakodate which is much warmer than other part of Hokkaido as well. Read More

Current condition in Sapporo after the earth quake on 6 Sep 2018 (as of 16 Sep 2018 )

As you may know, a big earth quake hit Hokkaido in the early morning on 6 Sep 2018. The epicenter is 65km away from Sapporo, but Sapporo city or other areas in Hokkaido also took some damages like blackout or water outage for some hours occurred by the earth quake.
I was coincidentally in Sapporo when the earth quake hit. Let me explain the situation immediately after the earthquake and current condition in Sapporo as it may become useful information for those who plan to visit Sapporo in the near future. Read More