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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

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. ...

Welcome Garden at Akarenga by ‘We Love Hokkaido Campane’

This is Japanese ‘Omotenashi’ for all visitors welcoming to Hokkaido. Welcome Garden opens until 29th February 2016 at the former Hokkaido Government Office called ‘Akarenga'(赤レンガ). You can ex...

Experience Skiing in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

If you want to experience skiing, go to Odori 11 Chome north-side. The short course for cross-country ski will be got ready during Sapporo Snow Festival 2015. All equipments for skiing are available for free. This will ...

The 43rd International Snow Sculpture Contest 2016

International Snow Sculpture Contest, Odori 11 chome, has been completed on Sunday, 7th February 2016.  The level and skill of each team is pretty high. There are many visitors around the snow sculpture. The weather was...

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 – ...

Feb 7: Event Schedule of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

February 7: Odori Venues 1 Chome Yokai Watch by Kids Station HD 11:00 – 11:30 15:30 – 16:00 Domo-kun Show by NHK 12:00 – 12:30 Fighters Event by GAORA Sports HD 13:00 – 13:30 A応P Live by AT...

Wild Nature

Oronkoiwa Rock

Oronkoiwa Rock

This rock derives from the Oronko people who are indigenous people in the area long time ago. It is a huge rock, 60...
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...
Ororon Line from Obira Town to Sarobetsu Plain

Ororon Line from Obira Town to Sarobetsu Plain

Ororon Line is an nickname for route 231 and 232 from Ishikari city to Teshio Town. ‘Ororon’ is derived from  Uria aalge living in Teuri...
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...
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.
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...

Temples / Shrines

Yamanoue Daijingu

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮) is located at the top of Saiwaizaka slope, the foot of Mt.Hakodate, Funamicho in the west-south of Hakodate city. The shrine is near the former Russian Consulate, just 2minute...

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.

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.
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...
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...

Historical Place

Nikka Whisky Factory Tour In Yoichi

Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, is the leading person of Japanese Whisky. He studied abroad to Scotland for making whisky. This is the first factory he built in Japan. The factory tour with a...
Hasso-an

Hassoan, Why Does Hassoan Stand here? One of the tea-ceremony/Chanoyu...

When it comes to the tee-ceremony(茶の湯), I am one less than novice. But I love to look at the tee-ceremony houses, especially in Kyoto. There are many temples which were built in the age of Fujiwara era an...
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 ...

The Former Nagayama Residence

The former Nagayama residence is located in the east-ward of Sapporo Factory. The house was built by Takeshiro Nagayama who was a lieutenant general and a govener of Hokkaido Kaitakushi, Colonization Comission....

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 ...

A Big X’mas Tree 2015 in Sapporo Factory

Sapporo Factory’s Big Christmas Tree has been displayed in Atrium which is the symbolic zone of Sapporo Factory. The tree was donated by Hiro-o Santa land, Hiro-o town, the east-south Hokkaido near Obihir...