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  • Mt.Iwaonupuri (Niseko mountain range), Light trekking with family. - Mt.Iwaonupuri, 1116m, is located at the Niseko mountain range. This is an active volcano then its top is uncovered with plants has two crators. You can access to the entrance, Goshiki Onsen, by car or bus. There are two parking areas. You can have some information for route and condition...
  • Climbing Mt.Hakkenzan in Sapporo - Mt.Hakkenzan(八剣山) is a small mountain(498m) located in the south of Sapporo, near Jozankei Hot Spa. The mountain is formally named Mt.Kan-non-iwa-yama(観音岩山). Hakken means eight swords in Japanese and the name of Mt.Hakkenzan is derived from its shape. It is a hard climbing even though its height and climbing time. You...
  • Climbing the Kamuiwakka Hot Falls, Kamuiwakka-Yu-no-taki - Kamuiwakka hot falls, called Kamuiwakka-yu-no-taki(カムイワッカ湯の滝) is located in the center of Shiretoko national park. The falls comes from the mountainside of Mt.Iouzan which is an active volcano. The river is as hot as a spring, approximately 30 centi degree, not so hot. You can climb the falls called Ichi-no-taki, means...
  • Find International ATM Service by JAPAN POST BANK App - Want to find ATM?  Get the JAPAN POST BANK ATM Finder app. The only thing you have to remember traveling in Japan is that you can find a Japan Post Bank wherever you go any small town or other rural areas. Japan Postal Banks are there and they have an...
  • Shiretoko Cruising - Foods, Wild Nature, Mount Climbing, Treking etc,. There are many things to enjoy Shiretoko. But there is a thing I want to do, Shiretoko Cruising. It is a tour to see Shiretoko peninsula by a small cruiser. I want to see the top of Shiretoko peninsula at least once of...

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 Odori 5 Chome – 8 Chome

Odori 5 Chome East Environment Square: Alice’s Adventure in Snowland Derived from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The puppet show collaborated with opera will be held on the stage. Odori 5 Chome West Main...

Feb 8: Event Schedule of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

February 8: Odori Venues 1 Chome Snow Museum Live 17:00 – 19:00 Kenichi Mikawa Special Stage by Kayo Pops Channel 19:30 – 20:00   2 Chome Hirosaki City Apple Promotion 10:30 – 11:00 14:30 – ...

Repeated Event Schedule of Tsudome in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

Yokai Watch Japanyan Charactors Show: Free February 7 11:30 14:30   NHK Yukinko Festa: Free February 8 10:00 – 16:00 NHK famous TV program for little kids, Play with Wan Wan and Domo-kun charactors Show BS p...

How to get to Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival 2016

Tsudome site is for family and children. There are snow slopes and tube sliders for playing in snow. A big restrooms, food booth and playing square are available. This is really nice and fun for kids and adults. There is...

Sapporo Snow Festival 2015: Odori 1 Chome – 4 Chome

Odori 1 Chome J:COM Square A Skate Rink with a big tree for little children to adults. The Center Tree and TV Tower are lighten up at night. This was very nice and popular attraction last year and come back again. Odori ...

Susukino Ice Sculptures Melted and Destroyed

Due to yesterday’s warm temperature, February 8, 12 ice sculptures melted and they were destroyed by official for keeping visitor safe. This is very few happening for Sapporo Snow Festival to destroy objects during...

Wild Nature

Drift Ice has come in Abashiri Port: Drift Ice watching on Aurora 2

Drift Ice has come in Abashiri Port: Drift...

This is the fist day in this year when Drift Ice has come in Abashiri port on 19 January 2015. Drift Ice sightseeing boat,...
Kamuiwakka Hot Spring Falls(カムイワッカ湯の滝)

Kamuiwakka Hot Spring Falls(カムイワッカ湯の滝)

Hot spring water comes from Mt.Shiretoko-Iwozan, an active volcano, flowing into the Kamui-wakka River, so that it is the hot spring river.
Autumn Leaves Coming to Taisetsuzan, Sounkyo, Asahikawa

Autumn Leaves Coming to Taisetsuzan, Sounkyo, Asahikawa

When it comes to the first autumn leaves, it is the Taisetsuzan range in Hokkaido. The highest mountain, Mt.Asahidake to Mt.Kurodake in Hokkaido,...
Shiretoko National Park Nature Center

Shiretoko National Park Nature Center

The Shiretoko Nature Center is the gateway to Shiretoko National Park which is located at the fork to the Shiretoko Goko Lake and...
Shiretoko World Heritage Center

Shiretoko World Heritage Center

The Shiretoko World Heritage Center shows you life-size photos of brown bears, deer and other animals living in Shiretoko. Also there are some...
Spring Water from Mt.Yoteizan in Kyogoku, Kyogoku Meisui Plaza

Spring Water from Mt.Yoteizan in Kyogoku, Kyogoku Meisui...

This is Fukidashi Koen/park in Kyogoku, Niseko area. Fukiashi means 'spout water'. 80 thousand tons of spring water is coming from the foot...

Temples / Shrines

Itsukushima Shrine in Mashike

It is said that the shrine was founded by Matsumae clan in 1704 – 1711. This is one of the oldest shrine in Hokkaido. It has beautiful and excellent engravings aroud the buildings.

Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Sumiyoshi Jinjya is the largest shrine in Otaru city. Many visitors go to the shrine for a new year. Sumiyoshi Jinjya shrine office is a historical building designated by Otaru city. The shrine had started abou...
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Ohta Jinjya Shrine, Not Mountain Climbing, but Ascetic Practices

Ohta Jinjya Shrine is located in Setana, the south-west of Hokkaido Japan. It is said that the shrine was built between 1441 to 1443. This is the oldest shrine in Hokkaido.
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Koryu-ji Temple in Hakodate

Koryu-ji Temple(高龍寺) is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate and near Hakodate fishing port, the north-west side of Mt.Hakodate. The temple is the oldest existing one in Hakodate.  The main gate is outstan...

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Jinjya

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Jinjya is located in the west-south of Sapporo called Fushimi near Asahigaoka. It is a branch shrine of Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto. The Fushimi Inari was built at Kotoni village at tha...

Kotoni Jinjya/Shrine

Kotoni Jinjya/shrine(琴似神社) is located in Kotoni area, west of Sapporo. The shrine was established by the gift from Watari Date, one of the feudal lord of Sendai-han in 1870. After that, it was named T...

Historical Place

Matsumae Sakura Festival Start on April 29 2015

Matsumae announced Sakura blooming on April 19 and the famous Matsumae Sakura Festival start on April 29. It ends on May 20. There are more than 250 types of Sakura and 10,000 trees in Matsumae. You might find ...

Matsumae house

This is a theme park about Matsumae in the Edo era. You can experience the old Matsumae town and cultures. There are 14 buildings that open to public. Kimono dress-up is available for a charge, also other even...
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How Was The Japan’s First Beer Made?: Exploring Sapporo Beer...

When you come to Sapporo, you are supposed to drink some beers. Maybe, Sapporo Beer? If you love it, you should go to Sapporo Beer Museum. If you don't like it, still, you should go there and you'll love it, I ...
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Former Hokkaido Government Office(赤レンガ・旧北海道庁)

  Former Hokkaido Government Office is located in Sapporo, close to Sapporo station. The building is familiar to be called ‘Akarenga’, which means red brick. This is the historical place and a...

Foreigners’ Cemetery in Hakodate

When Matthew Calbraith Perry, a Commodore of the U.S. Navy visited to Japan in 1854, two seamen was buried here. Foreigners’ Cemetery had started its history with these two graves. There were many forei...

The Former Yoichi Fukuhara Fishery

The Former Fukuhara Fishery is located in Hamanakacho, the west-ward of Yoichi town. This is the historical place referring to the history of fishery of Yoichi and Hokkaido from the end of Edo(1800s) period to ...