Travel Tuesday: Camping in Japan

 by Jessica Ortega, Digital Marketing Coordinator So you’ve checked the tourist traps off your list, visited a shrine (or ten!), and have spent the night in a capsule hotel—now what? There is so much to do and see in Japanese cities, that it’s easy to forget that the great Japanese outdoors is just a train ride away and well-worth your time. I lived in Hokkaido, Japan for a year while working as an English teacher through the JET Programme. There I learned that, as any Hokkaido resident will tell you, Hokkaido and nature …

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Travel Tuesdays: Hakodate!

 by Hayleigh Kanno, Education Programs Coordinator Hakodate Last month we took a ride on the brand-new Hokkaido Shinkansen and now that we’ve arrived in Hakodate I want to show you some of my favorite spots around the city. The following are just a few of the adventures Hakodate has to offer.

The Purple-and-Green High-Speed Machine: Riding the Hokkaido Shinkansen

We are excited to introduce our new summer blog series, Travel Tuesdays! The Morikami staff have collectively traveled all over Japan, and it is our pleasure to share those experiences—along with tips, pictures, videos, and more—with our followers and supporters! So whether you’re a seasoned globe-trotter, familiar with the ins and outs of Japanese travel, or a Japan travel newbie about to embark on your first voyage, we hope you’ll enjoy!    by Hayleigh Kanno, Education Programs Coordinator Coming up on Travel Tuesdays… Food glorious food! Check out what Hakodate City has …

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