Best of Furano in Autumn Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Visitors from all over Japan (and the world pre-covid) are drawn to Furano’s flower fields in summer and snowy mountains in winter. However, the best time to visit this central Hokkaido town, yet often overlooked, is autumn. This picturesque time of year shows off brilliant displays of vibrant golden and red hues. Meanwhile, every foodie’s […]

Accommodation Review: Fenix Furano

Furano in Hokkaido, Japan is fast growing in popularity as a must-visit destination in Japan. There are many accommodation options, such as Fenix Furano, to choose from. This review of Fenix Furano offers insight into the various aspects of the accommodation that we believe travellers consider important when making decisions on where to stay.  We hope this […]

Accommodation Review: Club Med Tomamu

Having a positive experience is the pinnacle of any family ski holiday or summer vacation. There are many elements that make a memorable holiday, especially the type of accommodation you stay in and the services available to you. This review of Club Med Tomamu offers insight into the various aspects that we believe travellers consider important when making […]

5 things to do in Furano in summer

Sunrise from Mount Tokachi in Furano, Hokkaido (Photo: Hokkaido Ski Club)Sunrise from Mount Tokachi in Furano, Hokkaido (Photo: Hokkaido Ski Club)

If you are in Japan this coming summer and looking for an interesting place to visit (or planning your post-COVID travel bucket list), look no further than Furano. Located in central Hokkaido amongst the Mount Tokachi mountain ranges, this well-known winter destination is considered to be a Hokkaido summer hotspot. There are a great variety […]

Vaccinations in Niseko

Person getting vaccinated (Source: CDC from Pexels)

UPDATED: This is the latest information as of 22 November 2021. The article will be updated as new information arises. If you have any questions regarding the current situation in Niseko, please contact our team at [email protected]  Japan has made great progress with vaccinating the country’s  population. After a slow start early this year, the […]

What makes the best snowsports instructors

Hokkaido Ski Club Instructor with guests in Rusutsu

Think back to when you first started learning a hobby or skill with a teacher or instructor. Do you have positive memories? Did you have fun? Are you still actively involved in that hobby now? If your answer to the above is yes, then you will almost certainly remember having a great instructor. Instructors play […]

Skiing or snowboarding: which one do you choose?

Skiers and snowboarders enjoying the stunning snow in Niseko

This is THE question that divides skiers and snowboards. It is often said: “Skiing is easier to learn but harder to master – whereas snowboarding is harder to learn but easier to master.” If it’s your first time on the snow mountain, here are a few things to consider when deciding which one to pick. […]