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Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery in Hokkaido

Yoichi is a small coastal town located in the bottom part of Shakotan peninsula in western Hokkaido and is about 30 minutes by car from Otaru. The area is noted for its fruit production, especially apples. In addition, it offers the ideal climate at the right latitude for whisky production. When I was in Hokkaido…

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Interlude: Hokkaido

I visited Hokkaido in 2012 and it was only recently that I finally went through all the photos  taken by my mum, sis and I, as well as edited my raw files. I started to work on a photo book – which expanded into two volumes – and have been laying out the photos manually (not…

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Mt. Furano, Daisetsuzan National Park in Hokkaido // 富良野岳, 大雪山国立公園, 北海道

One of the things I love about Hokkaido is its abundant natural landscape and within this, the varied hiking trails and treks. During the summer trip with my family to Hokkaido, we spent the first few days in the Furano-Kamifurano-Biei area which is near to the immense Daisetsuzan National Park 大雪山国立公園. Aside from visiting flower farms and eating…

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