Nadaman Garden Restaurant (なだ万雅殿) – Sapporo Park Hotel

In early September 2017, I had a chance to have a very nice lunch at Nadaman Garden restaurant located in Sapporo Park Hotel. It was an extended family gathering occasion, and we decided to go to a nice Japanese restaurant that will give us a private room with plenty of time to catch up with … More Nadaman Garden Restaurant (なだ万雅殿) – Sapporo Park Hotel

Sapporo Beer Museum

While you are visiting Sapporo, I highly recommend to visit the Sapporo Beer Museum.  It’s not too far from Sapporo train station, and you can spend 1/2 day relaxing in a nice, open space which is an escape from the often crowded Japanese tourist area. I visited Sapporo Beer Museum with my relatives in early … More Sapporo Beer Museum

Hakodate Morning Market – Uniquely Hakodate

This is “Uniquely Hakodate” series #2.  Another “Uniquely Hakodate” blog is found here. Hakodate morning fish market is a fun and lively place to visit during your stay in Hakodate. The market itself is much smaller than Tsukiji market in Tokyo, but I personally prefer the market in Hakodate for sure. It’s easier to navigate … More Hakodate Morning Market – Uniquely Hakodate

Lucky Pierrot Restaurants – Uniquely Hakodate

There is a chain of fast food hamburger restaurants called “Lucky Pierrot” in my home town, Hakodate, Hokkaido. Although I have seen the store fronts in different parts of Hakodate,  I haven’t thought of eating hamburgers when I visited Japan in the past. I’m not a big fan of clowns (pierrots in French), and eating … More Lucky Pierrot Restaurants – Uniquely Hakodate

Hanami Picnic

Public alcohol consumption or intoxication is totally frowned upon in Japan EXCEPT Hanami time! At cherry blossom viewing, people can picnic on the park ground with open alcoholic drinks and even with kegs of beer. The municipalities publish the dates that people are allowed to picnic on the ground based on the cherry blossom forecast … More Hanami Picnic