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How to Wear a Yukata
Staying in a Japanese ryokan is definitely a uniquely wonderful experience but if you’ve never stayed in one before, you might have a few questions. One thing you will notice as you enter the wor...
The Perfect Vacation – Relax in True Japanese Fashion
Japanese hospitality is something you didn’t even know you needed until you’ve experienced it. You’ve probably experienced hotels good and bad but when you stay in Takimoto, it really is an exper...
From Oyunuma Lake to Takimotokan – Japan’s Best Hot Springs
Takimotokan has some of Japan’s best hot springs. By simply visiting our main bath-house, you would have literally experienced more than half of the different hot spring types that Japan has to offer....
Takimaru-kun – Dai-ichi Takimotokan’s demon mascot
If you’ve read our previous series on demons in Hell Valley, you’ll know that there are 11 demon spots around Noboribetsu. But perhaps the best demon of all is the one inside our very own Dai-ichi T...
Meet the Demons (Oni) of Hell Valley in Noboribetsu Onsen (part 2)
This is part two of a two-part story! If you haven’t met the demons from the first part, go back!    Now that you’ve met half of the demons in Noboribetsu, you probably have certain expectati...
Meet the Demons (Oni) of Hell Valley in Noboribetsu Onsen (part 1)
Every year in summer, you can experience the fable of Hell Valley (Jigokudani) unfold before your eyes.   The Demon’s Fireworks (Onihanabi) burst into life at 8:30pm on Thursdays and Fridays ...
3 Ways to Prepare for Hell Valley
If this is your first time hiking in Hell, then you’re going to want to know how to prepare. We’re going to give you 3 helpful tips to prepare.   Jigokudani, also known as Hell Valley is loca...
Spring 2015 Menu
As Spring arrives and the days get longer and warmer, its time to enjoy the fresher and lighter flavours that tempt the tastebuds and fit the Spring mood.   Happily every season in Hokkaido o...
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