Slow Travel 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 Travel HOKKAIDO. Slow Travel 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 Ozaki

    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 Travel 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.

  • Kanna Tatsuta

    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.

  • Daisuke Yukawa

    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.

  • Gaku Kunishima

    Gaku was born in Niigata City. Being a chocolate lover, he worked for a chocolate manufacturer for 6 years. He decided to move to the Tokachi region of Hokkaido in pursuit of its famous clear blue skies. Some of his favorite things include freshly harvested corn in summer and golden larch trees in autumn. On occasion, he also likes to treat himself to morning hot spring baths and sea urchin rice bowls.

  • Taichiro Watanabe

    Taichiro was born in Memuro Town in Hokkaido. After graduating from college, he moved to Thailand where we worked as a Japanese language teacher for three years. His longing for the Hokkaido life surrounded by rich nature made him decide to come back. He has an interest in insects, birds, plants, and other simple things in nature, and he sometimes goes for walks along a river on his own. His hobbies include drawing and embroidery.

  • Sweets Kaiju Kanagon

    Kanagon was born in Obihiro in the food kingdom of Tokachi. She has always loved eating since her childhood, with a particular passion for sweets. Through her work as an editor for a local magazine, she has developed an alter ego known as “Sweets Kaiju Kanagon”, a creature who loves to eat confectionery. She also likes to share local food and dining information on her Instagram account and through her own radio show.


Company Name Kunaw Publishing Inc.
Address Nishi 16 Kita 1-25-21, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido 080-0046, Japan
President Atsushi Takahara
License No. Hokkaido Prefecture Travel Agency 151
Registration date 6 March 2024
Travel Services Manager Ami Saruwatari
E-mail Please use our contact form
Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:30-17:30 (JST)
Closed Saturday, Sunday, Japan public holidays


Company Name Kunaw Travel Hokkaido LLC
Address Nishi 16 Kita 1-25-44, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido 080-0046, Japan
License No. Hokkaido Prefecture Travel Business 2-875
Registration date 6 February 2024
Scope of activities Domestic travel
Travel Services Manager Akiko Toyama
Affiliation All Nippon Travel Agents Association (ANTA)