I visited the temple on the back of the 10 yen coin.
Possibly the best shop for matcha souvenirs and snacks in Uji.
When I was telling my friends of my plans I included that I had a free day in Osaka before the rest of my group met me. I planned to check into the hotel, or at least dump my stuff off in the lobby then grab lunch and maybe just relax and do something near [...]
The hotel we stayed at in Osaka.
Be careful about what time your flight leaves from Hokkaido, because public transit doesn't start too early in Sapporo.
Soup curry, a newish popular dish in Hokkaido/Sapporo can easily be had at one of two of the same restaurants across the street from each other.
The patchwork road is essentially farm land with a couple of advertisement famous trees along the way.
Lavender? Check. Melon? Check. Beautiful rainbow fields? Check. Smells amazing? Check.
A winery that has a restaurant. Probably more fun if you go on your own rather than with a tour.
Went on a day bus tour of Hokkaido. Here's how I found where to meet my tour and some basics about it.