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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

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Climbing Mt.Hakkenzan in Sapporo

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...
Wild and Luxury Hot Spa: How to Enjoy Onsen Around Lake Shikotsuko

Wild and Luxury Hot Spa: How to Enjoy...

It is surrounded by three volcanos and that means this place is a hot spa area. So there are many Onsens around Lake...
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...
Mt.Iwaonupuri (Niseko mountain range), Light trekking with family.

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...
Unkai terrace in Tomamu Resort

Unkai terrace in Tomamu Resort

Unkai means a sea of clouds. Tomamu town is famous for its Unkai view. Before 5 o’clock, many people get together at the cablecar station...
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...

Temples / Shrines

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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

Sapporo Archives Museum, The Best Manga artist, Hiroshi Oba’s documents

This is the former Sapporo Court of Appeals in the Taisho era built in 1926 and the building was designated as National tangible cultural asset in 1997. Located in the west-end of Odori Koen Park, it was refor...
Jozankei Gensen Park

Jozankei Gensen Koen Park, The Palace of Hot Spa in...

In the Central Area of Jozankei, Jozankei Gensen Park is there. From Road 230, down the narrow road to the bridge, right before the bridge, you will find a small park at the right side. This is the Jozankei Ge...

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...
Former Hakodate branch office of Hokkaido Government

The Former Hakodate Branch Office of Hokkaido Government / Museum...

The Former Hakodate Branch Office of Hokkaido Government(旧北海道函館支庁庁舎) is located in Motomachi Park, below the former Public Hall of Hakodate Ward(旧函館区公会堂). This historic build...
Pouring Beer

How To Pour A Delicious Sapporo Beer Instructed by Sapporo...

Do you know how to pour a delicious beer from a can beer? When it comes to drink a beer, you don't care about it. Neither do I. But, you should know that, when you visit to Sapporo Beer Museum. A little tip mak...

The Former Yoichi Fukuhara Fishery

The Former Fukuhara Fishery is located in Hamanakacho, the west-ward of Yoichi town. This is the historical place referring to the history of fishery of Yoichi and Hokkaido from the end of Edo(1800s) period to ...