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  • 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...
  • Winter Activities in Sapporo Satoland - Sapporo Satoland is located in Okadama, north-east of Sapporo city, south-west of Moere Park. It is the theme park about agriculture. There are many experiential and educational programs such as making butter, Tofu, sausage, Miso and so on. In the winter, out-door activities are held in the park which are...

Sapporo Snow Festival

Feb 6: Event Schedule of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

February 6: Odori Venues 1 Chome Thomas and Friends Character event by Cartoon NetworkHD 11:00 – 11:30 14:30 – 15:00 Ultra Hero Show by Channel NECO-HD in JCOM Square 13:00 – 13:30 15:30 – 16:00...

Big Snow Statues of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 in progress

Sapporo Snow Festival will start from 5 February. Some of statues have emerged from massive snow. This is one of the interesting point of view of Sapporo Snow Festival. You will see them from Odori 2 Chome to 10 Chome. ...

Making Sapporo Snow Festival 2016 in Progress

Today, 15 Jan 2016, Sapporo Snow Festival 2016 has been under construction. It starts from 5 Feb and ends on 11 Feb or 18 Feb in Tsudome site. We are going to show you Odori site now in progress. 4Cho-me site, Shingeki n...

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. ...

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 9: Event Schedule of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

February 9: Odori Venues 1 Chome U.S. Army Forces Comfort Live 11:00 – 11:30 Haruna Kawamura Live 12:00 – 12:30 AILL Live 13:00 – 13:30 Consadole Sapporo Event 15:30 – 16:00 Milky Berry Live 17:...

Wild Nature

Sapporo Jozankei Nature Village, Wild Camping and Enjoy Whole Nature in Sapporo

Sapporo Jozankei Nature Village, Wild Camping and Enjoy...

Sapporo Jozankei Nature Village is located in Houheikyo, the south of Sapporo, where is called Jozankei. Jozankei is the famous Hot Spa risort...
Naitai Farm in Kamishihoro

Naitai Farm in Kamishihoro

Naitai Farm is the largest one in Japan, which is managed by Kamishihoro town. The word of ‘Naitai’ comes from Ainu. ‘Nai Etaie...
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.  
Ohyunuma river natural hot spa

Ohyunuma river natural hot spa

Hot spa water from Ohyunuma pond and Taisho Jigoku pond are mixed together to the Ohyunuma river. You can have a foot bath at...
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,...
Noboribetsu Virgin Forest

Noboribetsu Virgin Forest

The area around Jigokudani was designated as national natural treasure in 1924. There is walking road and you will see wild nature’s life...

Temples / Shrines

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Ryugu Jinjya is located in Inaho west of Otaru station, which takes 10 minutes walking. It was originally built in 1869 by Buyo Enomoto for keeping peace of Hokkaido. After that, the present shrine was built h...
Hokkaido Shrine

Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo

Hokkaido Jingu is one of the most famous sightseeing spot in Sapporo. Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine is located at the west end of downtown Sapporo where is called 'Maruyama', a gently-sloping hill. Walking...

How to walk in Matsumae

Matsumae(松前) is one of the oldest town in Hokkaido. The Matsumae family(松前藩) had ruled before the Meiji era. When you reach to Matsumae, you may go to the Matsumae house(松前藩屋敷). It is locat...

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...

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.
Gokokujinjya

Hakodate Gokoku Jinjya Shrine

The Shrine was originally constructed in 1869 in order to warship soldiers died for Hakodate War. The existent building was built in 1942. There are about 50 graves of soldies of the Meiji Government. Lookin...

Historical Place

Otaru Church

Otaru Church is located in Touncho, Otaru. It is very near to Suitengu Shrine(水天宮). The church was founded in 1895 and the present building was constructed in 1908 which is designated as a historical buil...
#9643

The Old Good Days’ Black Heavy Machine: The Steam Locomotive...

The Steam Locomotive #9643 The series of #9600 had been made by Kawasaki Zosen-jo(docyard) for 14 years from 1913, those amount were 770 locomotives.

Sapporo Factory

The old red brick buildings impress people as ‘factory’. Hokkaido Kaitakushi, the former government of Hokkaidō prefecture, planed to construct a brewery in 1876. After that, this was the place o...
Bottles and a sign

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 ...
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.

The Old Aoyama Villa

The old Aoyama Villa is located in Shukutsu, west of Otaru near Otaru Aquarium. This is a symbol of herring fishing. When the 2nd Aoyama family, Masakichi were thinking about the villa, his daughter Masae, 17 ...