Last frontier of Japan

Every country’s got their frontiers right? In the 19th century, the “wild west” was the last frontier of the then expanding Estados Unidos. Then in the 20th century Alaska became the last wild frontier of the country. When we went to Russia recently, people there called Siberia the frontier, a forbidding place as if the gulags still exist. They’ve stopped that right? Naïve me.

For Japan, that last frontier could well be Hokkaido, where we had twice journeyed to but never driven in. The first trip was in the depth of winter,  when all things turned white and we too if not for the warm meals that we had…But was that the funnest ever! Huddled over a warm stove for our hot-pot meals, we really felt like frontiersmen coming in from a long day’s work…

The other was in the height of summer, when wearing tank tops would still break you out in sweat. However this was compensated by the flowers, the fresh fruits and of course the fresh air. It was an equally hard slog to move from one location to the next, as we yearned to stay longer and wished that life was that good, every day…

Read up our journeys to this “frontier” of Japan. Tell us if you would like to be there too. We do. And will do.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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