Noboribetsu, a Japanese city located in Hokkaido, is mostly popular for the “onsen” or hot springs. There are many ryokans, traditional Japanese inns with tatami mats, and just the idea of booking a room with a private bath in one of them is too tempting. Moreover, they’re often surrounded by beautiful landscape, which could be especially charming in October when it’s the season on leaf viewing called “momijigari”.
When talking about Japan, we cannot ignore their amazing cuisine. Each region is popular for a different dish and the one in Noboribetsu seems to be Enma Yakisoba, a type of fried noodles that are extremely spicy. Even though I’d give it a try, I’d rather opt for a milder ramen, which is quite popular as well.
Although it would be amazing to explore the whole region in depth as well as try out other traditional Japanese activities, such as tea ceremony, calligraphy or wearing a kimono, for now, I can only dream.
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