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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...

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 ...

Feb 5: Event Schedule of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

February 5: Odori Venues 1 Chome Thomas and Friends Character event by Cartoon NetworkHD 13:00 – 13:30 15:30 – 16:00 Skate lesson by Akiko Suzuki in JCOM Square 14:30 – 15:00 17:00 – 17:30 Stage ...

Tsudome Site Events: Sapporo Snow Festival

This information is revised for Sapporo Snow Festival 2016.  There are many events and activities at Tsudome site of Sapporo Snow Festival 2016. This is really nice and fun for not only children but also adults. You can...

The 43rd International Snow Sculpture Contest 2016

International Snow Sculpture Contest, Odori 11 chome, has been completed on Sunday, 7th February 2016.  The level and skill of each team is pretty high. There are many visitors around the snow sculpture. The weather was...
Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

66th Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

2015 Sapporo Snow Festival will be held from Feb, 5 to 11 in three venue, Odori, Tsudome and Susukino. Official Committee is recruiting several kinds of volunteer staff such as making a big snow statue. Foreign people i...

Wild Nature

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...
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.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...
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...
Kokenodomon

Kokenodomon

Kokenodomon(苔の洞門) is located in the southward of Lake Shikotsu-ko. It has been familiar for people to come because of constructing a road from Lake...
Chitose & Shikotsuko Waving Ice Festival 2015

Chitose & Shikotsuko Waving Ice Festival 2015

There are many ice objects, small and huge, which are made with water from Lake Shikotsuko. They are shining with blue in the...

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...

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 ...
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...

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru

Suitengu was originally built in 1859. The present building was built in 1919, which is connected with three buildings called ‘Honden=main building’, ‘Chuden=middle building’ and ‘...

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...

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.

Historical Place

Docho

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...
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...

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...

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 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...

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...