Hokkaido Winter Tales: Lake Toya

Having visited Lake Toya 4.5 years ago on a summer trip from Shanghai to Hokkaido, we were especially excited to visit this beautiful area again. Toyako is situated just a 2 hour drive south of Hokkaido’s capital Sapporo and famous for having hosted the G8 Hokkaido Summit at the Windsor hotel on a mountain top…

Summer in Hokkaido – First four days

This year we experienced our first full summer in Shanghai with hot and humid weather that feels like right out of hell or to be precise, according to our weather app like 46°C every day! So when it came to planning our summer vacation, we wanted to stay in Asia, but go somewhere with decent…