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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

Winter Sports Festa 2015 in Mt.Okurayama

This is a relational event of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015. The event is held at Mt.Okurayama Jump Stadium. You can enter and slide on the landing-slope of Jump stadium, which is usually prohibited for entering and slidin...

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 ...

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 – ...

Sapporo Snow Festival 2015: Odori 9 Chome – 12 Chome

Odori 9 Chome Citizen Square: Ban-ei Race and Model Barn Ban-ei Race is a kind of hourse racing which is held in Obihiro city, Hokkaido. The horses used in the races are crosses of Percheron, Breton, and Belgian breeds. ...

Related Events of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

There are many relational events for Sapporo Snow Festival 2015. Maruyama Zoo Snow Festival 5 – 11 February 2015 see Googlemaps for its location Snow life in Old day’s Hokkaido and its experience 4 January ...

Skeleton Riding Experience in Fu’s Snow Area

This is one of the most exciting experience in winter. You can experience Skeleton Riding in Fu’s Snow Area, south ward of Sapporo City. You have to put on ski wear, ski gloves and snow trekking shoes or boots. H...

Wild Nature

Backcountry Ski in Mt.Tokachidake Range

Backcountry Ski in Mt.Tokachidake Range

When it comes to lavender, you would be reminded of Furano city. That’s right, but Kamifurano is also popular for lavender, beautiful hills...
Mt.Kurodake, one of the Daisetsu mountain range where Gods are playing, called Kamui Mintara

Mt.Kurodake, one of the Daisetsu mountain range where...

23 September 2015 was the best day for climbing Mt.Kurodake. Mt.Kurodake is located in the area of Sounkyo hot spa. This is one...
Mt.Asahidake, climbing the top, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.2

Mt.Asahidake, climbing the top, the highest mountain in...

Leaving Sugatami station, I walked to Sugatami no Ike(姿見の池) through the right side footpath. It takes 30 minutes. You can chose two walking...
Chitose & Shikotsuko Waving Ice Festival 2015

Chitose & Shikotsuko Waving Ice Festival 2015

There are many ice objects, small and huge, which are made with water from Lake Shikotsuko. They are shining with blue in the...
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,...
Ohyunuma

Ohyunuma

Ohyunuma is a small hot spring pond and its circumference with about 1 kilometers. 130 centi degrees sulfur spring is gushing out from the bottom.  

Temples / Shrines

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New...

Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Googlemaps => https://goo.gl/maps/k8XLI Near subway station: Maruyama Zoo on Tozai line see this article, Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo S...
Koryuji Sanmon

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...

Yoshitsune Jinjya Shrine

Yoshitsune Jinjya Shrine derives from Minamoto no Yoshitsune(源義経), who was the younger brother of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first Shogun of Kamakura era from 1192 to 1199. Yoshitsune was very popular and ...

Hokkaido Jingu in winter

Hokkaido Jingu is familier for sightseeing spot than ever. There are many tourists and local visitors even if in winter. From new year’s day, it has been crowded with the people who are trying to win thei...
Ohta_jinjya

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.

Maruyama Hachijyu Hakkasho: Urban Virgin Forest in Sapporo

Maruyama Hachijyu-Hakkasho(円山八十八カ所) is a pilgrimage round like the celebrated 88 Buddhist temples in Shikoku. There are many Jizo(bodhisattvas) on the way to the top of Mt.Maruyama instead of temp...

Historical Place

Nikka Whiskey

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Yoichi-cho

This is located in the city of Yoichi, the west of Otaru, 70 min from Sapporo. This is worth visiting. The founder, Masataka Taketsuru started to make products of whisky branded Nikka before World War II. Nikka...

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 Ainu Museum, Porotokotan in Shiraoi

The museum is showing some houses called ‘Chise’ and displaying many traditional Ainu equipments in the building. Ainu is indigenous people of Hokkaido and most names of place in Hokkaido derives fr...

Matsumaejo, Matsumae Castle, The Most Northan Castle in Japan

Matsumae-jo(castle) is located in Matsumae town, the most southern Hokkaido, facing to Aomori prefecture over Tsugaru straits. Now, The new Shinkansen Line called ‘Hokkaido Shinkansen’, will be open...
Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo Beer Garden / Sapporo Beer Museum: History of Japanese...

Sapporo Beer Garden and Sapporo Beer Museum are located in the east of Sapporo urban area. This is the biggest beer hall in Sapporo. The museum is next to the beer hall.
Kunimare

Kunimare, the northernmost sake brewery

Kunimare is the northernmost Sake Brewery in Japan. It is located in Mashike town, south of Rumoi city, 20 minutes by car. Kunimare was founded by Taizo Honma who was from Sado, Niigata prefecture, the founder...