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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

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 ...

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...

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. ...

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...

Susukino Site, Susukino Ice World 2015 in Sapporo Snow Festival...

The main theme is ‘Enjoying Ice’. There are many ice sculptures, from big scale to small scale. Competition works are also displayed which is very nice and incredible technique you find. There is a special s...

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...

Wild Nature

Oshinkoshin-no-taki Waterfall in Shiretoko

Oshinkoshin-no-taki Waterfall in Shiretoko

This is well known as 'the twin beauties' fall', due to folking into two parts on the half-way down. You'll see the exciting...
Last 3 days Chitose Shikotsuko Hyoto Festival 2015

Last 3 days Chitose Shikotsuko Hyoto Festival 2015

Chitose Shikotsuko Hyoto(Ice) Festival will be closed on February 22. The color of ice made with water of Lake.Shikotsuko is more fantastic than...
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...
Okunoyu

Okunoyu

Okunoyu is located in the east of Ohyunuma pond. It is a small pond with gushing out a sulfur spring. You can look...
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...
Lake Mashuko

Lake Mashuko

photo by User:Miya.m Lake Mashuko is located in Akan National Park, the east of Hokkaido, called ‘Doto’. This is the 2nd ranked clearest lake...

Temples / Shrines

Higashihonganji-Temple Hakodate Branch

Higashihonganji-Temple Hakodate Branch(東本願寺函館別院) is located in Motomachi area, the foot of Mt.Hakodate. When you go to Hakodate Orthodox Church and look down Bay Area, you will see a big tiled r...

Kotoni Jinjya/Shrine

Kotoni Jinjya/shrine(琴似神社) is located in Kotoni area, west of Sapporo. The shrine was established by the gift from Watari Date, one of the feudal lord of Sendai-han in 1870. After that, it was named T...

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...

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...
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...
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

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.

The Former Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

The Former Public Hall of Hakodate Ward(旧函館区公会堂) is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate, just above Motomachi Park. This remarkable wooden building was founded with the contribution by a wealth ma...

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...
Historical Village of Hokkaido

Historical Village of Hokkaido

Historical Village of Hokkaido is literally a place for Hokkaido history where you can experience a frontier period of Hokkaido from the earl Meiji era to the midst of Showa era, around WWII.
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.

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...