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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

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...

Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens in Sapporo...

A Coming new movie, Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens has emarged as a huge snow statue in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015. This is a kind of the commercial event for the new movie coming in this winter, Decem...

Let’s Go to Local Food Booths in Sapporo Snow Festival...

There are many local food booths in Odori venues in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015. Recently number of snow or ice statues is declining year by year due to withdrawal of sponsors. Hokkaido economy has been weak for a decade,...

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...

Repeated Event Schedule of Odori in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

Light up Event & Projection Mapping: Everyday Odori 2 Chome Projection Mapping: Breath of Thoroughbred 17:30 – 22:00 3 minutes movie per every 10 minutes Lights & Sound Show 17:30 – 21:35 every 30 min...

Go Tsudome Site for Fantastic Winter Activities in Sapporo Snow...

If you feel that it is boring nothing but watching snow statue in Odori Park, you should go to Tsudome site. This is so fun! Not only kids but also grown-ups can make themselves so happy. There are many attractions such ...

Wild Nature

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.  
Frepe Waterfall in Shiretoko

Frepe Waterfall in Shiretoko

There is no river with this fall. Melting snow becomes water flowing underground from Shiretoko mountain range, which is flowing from cracks of...
Climbing the Kamuiwakka Hot Falls, Kamuiwakka-Yu-no-taki

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...
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...
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...
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

Visit to Hokkaido Jingu before Maruyama Zoo

There are many people visiting local shrine on New Year’s Days. In Hokkaido Jingu, there are many temporary booths alongside the roads to Main building. They deals foods and drinks usually called ‘A...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Historical Place

Maruichi Honmake, the former merchant house in Mashike

Maruichi Honmake had a great deal of influence from Meiji to the middle of Showa era. The founder, Taizo Honma was managing a general store from 1875, but it was burned down in 1880 and he lost everything. S...
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...

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...

Beautiful town Esashi keeping on good old day’s style

The good old route called ‘Inishie Kaido(いにしえ街道)’ attracts visitors by its beautiful style of old town as the Edo period. Esashi is one of the oldest town like Matsumae, so that there ...

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...
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.