Otaru, a pleasant harbour city near Sapporo famous for its super-fresh sushi, winter snow lantern festival, and well-preserved canal and townscape, is the perfect size to explore in a day.
The panda express - decorated with a giant panda’s face outside and panda seats inside - transports passengers from Kyoto and Osaka to Wakayama Adventure World, home to five giant pandas.
A new Post Office Travel Money report confirms that Tokyo offers better value for money in eight out of eleven areas surveyed than similar city break destinations in Asia and America.
Park Hotel Tokyo has announced the completion of its "Artist Floor", a floor of over thirty “Artist Rooms”, each unique room personally designed and decorated by a different Japanese artist.
Take a guided stroll around some of Sapporo’s top sites, exploring its architectural heritage, scenery and nature spots, and food and drink on the way.