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