JAPAN

If I could visit just one country for the rest of my life, then it would be Japan. If I had to eat one cuisine for the rest of my life, then it would be Japanese. Japan is without a doubt one of the most unique and culturally fascinating countries on the planet.

Hokkaido Kani Syougun: Where to Have Some of Japan’s Best Crab in Sapporo

Hokkaido Kani Syougun: Where to Have Some of Japan’s Best Crab in Sapporo

Japan is one of the best places in the world to have crab and their love for it is apparent nearly everywhere you go. Typically eaten in winter, some of the country's finest crab can be found right here in Hokkaido. From the snow crabs to the king crabs to the hairy crabs to the thorny crabs, the variety and freshness of crab on this island is second to none.
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Ganso Nagahamaya: A Local Favorite for Hakata (Tonkotsu) Ramen in Fukuoka, Japan

Ganso Nagahamaya: A Local Favorite for Hakata (Tonkotsu) Ramen in Fukuoka, Japan

Hakata ramen is known for its rich, milky tonkotsu broth which is made by slowly cooking pork bones over a high flame until its marrow seeps out. It features thin, non-curly noodles and is often topped with slices of charshu pork. Located in the Nagahama area, Ganso Nagahamaya is a small ramen shop that's been serving Hakata ramen since the end of the Pacific War.
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Where to Stay in Fukuoka, Japan: Hotel Sunline Fukuoka Hakata Ekimae

Where to Stay in Fukuoka, Japan: Hotel Sunline Fukuoka Hakata Ekimae

We were staying in Fukuoka for just one night before flying out to Sapporo the next morning, so we needed to find a hotel that was cheap and close to the airport. Hotel Sunline Fukuoka Hakata Ekimae is about a 10-minute walk from Hakata Station – Fukuoka's central train and bus station – and just two stops away from Fukuoka airport.
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