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Doko Ga Hokkaido: Hakodate market

After the rest of the group dispersed to other parts of Japan or went home to Hawaii, I headed to south Hokkaido to the famous port town of Hakodate. Since it was one of the first of only five Japanese ports…

Doko Ga Hokkaido: Sapporo eats, part 2

We wrapped up the group travel part of the trip with Doko Ga TV by exploring a few historic spots in Sapporo … and, of course, getting some last bites in. Sapporo Clock Tower. Before I show you the spots near…

Doko Ga Hokkaido: Sapporo eats, part 1

In the interest of time, I’m splitting my Sapporo restaurants into two posts and I believe these are more miscellaneous spots, whereas the ones I’m profiling tomorrow are close to JR Sapporo Station. When you travel with Pali Kaaihue —…

Doko Ga Hokkaido: Discovering Ebetsu

When Pali Kaaihue was working with the Hokkaido government on this trip for Doko Ga TV, he requested that we get to see the hidden gems of Japan’s northernmost island, things that many American tourists might miss for lack of information or…

Doko ga Hokkaido: Tanaka sake

Just as various foods are symbolic of Japan, sake — their national beverage — is almost exclusively Japanese. To produce high-quality sake, you need the perfect rice and the perfect water, mixed with centuries of tradition and science. There are several…

Aloha Hokkaido! Doko Ga?

People always ask me what my favorite destination is, and I have to admit, Hokkaido is at the top of the list. The northernmost island of Japan seems to have it all, and in abundance. If you want the big…