Slow Life HOKKAIDO is a multimedia travel platform that offers a deeper, different kind of Hokkaido experience. It is operated by Kunaw Magazine, the publisher of “northern style SLOW”, a Japanese-language lifestyle magazine that features the hidden charm of Hokkaido. Since its publication in 2004, we have wandered all over the island, discovering and covering sights of serene beauty, fresh flavors of the earth and sea, seasonal sounds and fragrances, and the heartfelt hospitality of the people who call this land their home. It is a land veiled in the white of winter for most of the year, yet one with a rich, living culture and a unique atmosphere.
With this wealth of content in hand about Japan’s northernmost island, we have decided to take it to the next level through Slow Life HOKKAIDO. Slow Life HOKKAIDO offers a variety of tour programs that take you into and beyond the stories featured in our books and magazines. Through our tours, you can see and feel the untouched nature, meet Hokkaidoites from all walks of life, and experience first-hand the diverse lifestyles of this huge island. But we are not just any tour operator or travel agency. We are, first and foremost, content creators. So let us take you on an adventure of delight and enlightenment, a journey into the “northern style SLOW” life of Hokkaido.
Tomomi is a country girl born in Sarabetsu, a small village of around 3,000 people. As a child, she liked to play around fields and mountains, collecting insects and fallen tree nuts. Nowadays, her profession as a tour coordinator and magazine editor takes her all over Hokkaido and even overseas. Her favorite foods include mochi and udon. She likes to sleep a lot, and she’s not fond of crowds or cold weather.
Hector Atom Posadas
Born in the Philippines, he spent many years living abroad before eventually coming to reside in Hokkaido. He currently works as a translator, advisor, and guide for the Slow Life HOKKAIDO team, and is a certified Master of Hokkaido Tourism. His hobbies include going on road trips around Hokkaido and playing tenipon, a local sport. One of his travel goals is to visit all of the 47 prefectures of Japan.
Ryoko was born in Nagano, a prefecture in central Japan famous for winter sports. However, she prefers mountain hiking in the summer over winter activities. One of her goals is to conquer the mountains of Hokkaido. She also likes animals, especially cats and cows. Her fondness for cows led her to work at a dairy farm in Switzerland for a year, and this experience helped her build her stamina.
Kanna was born in Higashikagura, a small town located beside the city of Asahikawa. She loves the outdoors, and spends most of her off days relaxing in nature. Specifically, she likes mountain hiking, going on picnics, and making bonfires. She also likes going to outdoor music events around Hokkaido. One of her dreams is to walk around Rebun Island in the summer to see its famous alpine flowers.
She grew up in Sapporo and went to university in Okinawa, where she learned to play the sanshin and sing local folk songs. She also has experience in food marketing, educational tours, and art event management. As a tour planner, she aims to create tour programs that connect people with places and communities. She likes to relax by listening to music while gazing at the sky, stars, mountains, forests, and the sea.
Akiko was born in Obihiro in the Tokachi region of Hokkaido. In between her duties at Slow Life HOKKAIDO, she also works as a farmer’s wife, helping with farm work and managing the farm’s guest house. She enjoys introducing the food and nature of Hokkaido to visitors from Japan and the rest of the world. For travel, she likes to visit remote islands, and her bucket list includes staying in a forest lodge in Tasmania.
Originally from Osaka, Daisuke decided to move to Hokkaido after falling in love with the place. He has worked as an editor and sales manager, but is now focusing on developing tour programs for Slow Life HOKKAIDO. Whether it’s for work or pleasure, he likes to drive around Hokkaido to see its beautiful sceneries. He also likes to eat and sleep, which he believes are important parts of any trip.
|Company Name||Sogo Printing Co. Ltd.|
|Address||Nishi 16 Kita 1-25, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido 080-0046, Japan|
|License No.||Hokkaido 2-757|
|Affiliation||All Nippon Travel Agents Association (ANTA)|
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|Office Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30〜17:30 (JST)|
|Closed||Saturday, Sunday, Japan public holidays|