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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

Ceremony for Making Snow Statues of Sapporo Snow Festival on...

This is the event for starting making snow statues of Sapporo Snow Festival. From 7th to 15th Jan, 32,500 tons of snow are carried from the suburbs of Sapporo city to the venues of Odori Park. The ceremony is held at Odo...

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:...

Related Events of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

There are many relational events for Sapporo Snow Festival 2015. Maruyama Zoo Snow Festival 5 – 11 February 2015 see Googlemaps for its location Snow life in Old day’s Hokkaido and its experience 4 January ...
Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

Sapporo Snow Festival FAQ

Q: When will the festival start? A:It will start on 5th February 2015 and ends on 11th Feb. It is held for a week. Most of all snow statues and sculptures are completed a week ago, but you can’t enter over the fen...

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...

Skeleton Riding Experience in Fu’s Snow Area

This is one of the most exciting experience in winter. You can experience Skeleton Riding in Fu’s Snow Area, south ward of Sapporo City. You have to put on ski wear, ski gloves and snow trekking shoes or boots. H...

Wild Nature

Lake Kussharoko

Lake Kussharoko

Lake Kussharoko is the biggest caldera lake in Japan and located in Akan National Park, the east Hokkaido, Doto. The lake is settled...
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...
Hoheikyo Dam: Autumn leaves, Jozankei in Sapporo

Hoheikyo Dam: Autumn leaves, Jozankei in Sapporo

Hoheikyo Dam is located in Jozankei, Minami-ku, Sapporo and one of the most famous sightseeing place in Sapporo. It was built at the...
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...
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...
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...

Temples / Shrines

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.

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...

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...

Hakodate Episcopal Church of Japan

Hakodate Episcopal Church of Japan (函館聖ヨハネ教会) is located just next to Hakodate Orthodox Church (函館ハリストス教会) over Daisansaka slope. The church was founded by a priest Denning in ...

Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Sumiyoshi Jinjya is the largest shrine in Otaru city. Many visitors go to the shrine for a new year. Sumiyoshi Jinjya shrine office is a historical building designated by Otaru city. The shrine had started abou...

Historical Place

Motoisaka slope

Motoizaka Slope

Motoizaka slope is located in Bay Area, the westward of Hakodate city. This is the base point for measuring a distance, so that this slope was named ‘Motoi-zaka’. ‘Motoi’ means base. The...
Nikka Whiskey

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Yoichi-cho

This is located in the city of Yoichi, the west of Otaru, 70 min from Sapporo. This is worth visiting. The founder, Masataka Taketsuru started to make products of whisky branded Nikka before World War II. Nikka...
#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.

Foreigners’ Cemetery in Hakodate

When Matthew Calbraith Perry, a Commodore of the U.S. Navy visited to Japan in 1854, two seamen was buried here. Foreigners’ Cemetery had started its history with these two graves. There were many forei...

The Former Hakodate Museum No.1&No.2

The Former Hakodate Museum No.1 and No.2 are the oldest museum made by Western wooden style in Japan. This is designated as Hokkaido tangible cultural property. The museum was built by Hokkaido Kaitakushi, Colo...

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...