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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

How to get to Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival 2016

Tsudome site is for family and children. There are snow slopes and tube sliders for playing in snow. A big restrooms, food booth and playing square are available. This is really nice and fun for kids and adults. There is...

Sapporo Snow Festival 2016 opens on 5th February

All sites has been already in ready. Tsudome site where you can enjoy several huge snow sliders, extends its session more 7 days than usual. The weather is going to be nice, which means cold and chilly, so that snow stat...

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 ...

Sapporo Snow Festival 2015: Odori 9 Chome – 12 Chome

Odori 9 Chome Citizen Square: Ban-ei Race and Model Barn Ban-ei Race is a kind of hourse racing which is held in Obihiro city, Hokkaido. The horses used in the races are crosses of Percheron, Breton, and Belgian breeds. ...

Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 Odori 5 Chome – 8 Chome

Odori 5 Chome East Environment Square: Alice’s Adventure in Snowland Derived from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The puppet show collaborated with opera will be held on the stage. Odori 5 Chome West Main...

Wild Nature

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...
Mt.Asahidake, climbing the top, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.2

Mt.Asahidake, climbing the top, the highest mountain in...

Leaving Sugatami station, I walked to Sugatami no Ike(姿見の池) through the right side footpath. It takes 30 minutes. You can chose two walking...
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...
Shiretoko Pass(知床峠)

Shiretoko Pass(知床峠)

Route 334 is called Shiretoko connection road between Rausu and Utoro. Shiretoko Pass is located the middle of the road on the south-ward...
Tessen-ike Pond

Tessen-ike Pond

Tessen-ike is located in the center of Jigokudani, a small geyser. The walking road to the Tessen-ike is light up in the night.
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...

Temples / Shrines

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 ...

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 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...

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 ...
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.

Historical Place

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...
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...

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...
#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.
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Former Hokkaido Government Office(赤レンガ・旧北海道庁)

  Former Hokkaido Government Office is located in Sapporo, close to Sapporo station. The building is familiar to be called ‘Akarenga’, which means red brick. This is the historical place and a...
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...