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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 and go up to the...
  • 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 2016 extends its dates more 7 days

Sapporo Snow Festival 2016 opens 5 February 2016. Odori and Susukino sites are opened for a week, but Tsudome site is extended its event days more 7 days. You can enjoy several winter activities such as a big snow slid...

Yuki Toro(雪灯路) 2015 in Jozankei Hot Spring

This is a Snow candle Event called ‘Yuki Toro’ held at Jozankei Jinjya, Jozankei Hot Spring from 2 – 8 February 2015. 2,000 ice candles are waiting for visitors. The event is a related event of Sapporo...

Alice’s Adventure in Snow land in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

Alice’s Adventure in Snow land is the short opera stage on the Snow statue. It is located at Odori 5 Chome. The story is derived from Alice’s Adventure by Lewis Carroll/Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The final reh...

Thailand Team Got The First Prize in The 42nd International...

Unique theme and exciting expression brought Thailand team the first prize. The title is ‘The Ubiquitous TUK-TUK’. TUK-TUK is the symbol of Thai ingenuity and artistry. TUK-TUK is one of the most popular tra...

Snow Miku in Odori 10 Chome

Snow Miku was expressed as a relief sculpture in this year due to last year’s unsuccessful experience. Warm weather condition had made Snow Miku’s head fall down, which had a huge head supported only skinny...

Susukino Site Ice statues in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

There are many ice sculputures in Susukino site of Sapporo Snow Festival. It takes 10 minutes walking from Odori site. Of course, you may take a subway, Nanboku line to Susukino. Susukino is the most popular entertainmen...

Wild Nature

Mt.Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.1

Mt.Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.1

The day 11 in July, I went to Mt.Asahidake. Asahidake is the highest mountain in Hokkaido, and also a volcano observed by the Meteorological Agency. It...
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...
Sapporo Night View from Mt.Moiwayama

Sapporo Night View from Mt.Moiwayama

As the new top 3 night view in Japan, Sapporo is certified along with Nagasaki and Kobe in this autumn, 3rd October. When...
Botanic Garden, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University

Botanic Garden, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere,...

This is the largest Garden in the urban area of Sapporo. It has remained as primeval forest. You can enjoy to have a...
Cape Puyuni

Cape Puyuni

Cape Puyuni, refering to a place of a hole in Ainu, is located the north-ward of Shiretoko Peninsula. Thi is in the area...
Uryunuma Marsh, the paradise of alpine plants

Uryunuma Marsh, the paradise of alpine plants

Uryunuma Marsh is located in the Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri semi-National Park(暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園), the northwest of Hokkaido, the foot of Mt.Minami-Shokanbetsu-Dake(南暑寒別岳). This is one of...

Temples / Shrines

Sapporo Gokoku Jinjya [Shrine]

Sapporo Gokoku Jinjya is located in the south of Sapporo Central Area, near Nakajima Park, just south-ward. The shrine is a place in which to worship Tondenhei soldiers living in Sapporo at the Meiji era who di...

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...

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...

Shomyoji Temple

Shomyoji(称名寺) is located in Funami-cho, the south-west of Hakodate. Near Koryuji and the former Russian Consulate, Shomyoji is the 2nd oldest temple next to Koryuji in Hakodate. It is said that a priest n...

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church in Hakodate Motomachi Area

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate, Hakodate Motomachi area. The former temporary building was founded by French Father, Eugène-Emmanuel Mermet-Cachon in 1859. After that, th...
Hakodate Russian Orthodox Church

Hakodate Orthodox Church(函館ハリストス正教会)

Hakodate Orthodox Church is the first one of the Orthodox Church in Japan founded in 1859 by the Russian Consulate. The former church was burned down in 1907 and the existing building, built in 1916.

Historical Place

Hakodate Russian Orthodox Church

Hakodate Orthodox Church(函館ハリストス正教会)

Hakodate Orthodox Church is the first one of the Orthodox Church in Japan founded in 1859 by the Russian Consulate. The former church was burned down in 1907 and the existing building, built in 1916.

The Ohfune Ruins

Kotoni Tondenhei Village

Military housing of Kotoni Tondenhei Village, Legend of Sapporo

This small house is a Military housing of Kotoni Tondenhei Village(琴似屯田兵村兵屋跡) at Kotoni Area, Nishi-ku the west of Sapporo. This is a place of National historical interest. In the Meiji era, t...

Hina Doll Festival Tour 2015 in Historical Village of Hokkaido

Historical Village of Hokkaido held Hina doll festival from February 21 to March 21. The event shows 16 sets of Hina dolls made in Taisho era to late Showa era. These are very interesting and valuable items in...

How to walk in Mashike town, story1

Mashike is a small town but one of the most flourished and historical place in northern-Hokkaido. Maruichi Honmake, Kunimare Sake Brewery, Mashike Itsukushima Shrine, these are valuable historical places. Drivi...

Hanada Banya, the biggest lodging house for herring fishermen called...