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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 7: Event Schedule of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

February 7: Odori Venues 1 Chome Yokai Watch by Kids Station HD 11:00 – 11:30 15:30 – 16:00 Domo-kun Show by NHK 12:00 – 12:30 Fighters Event by GAORA Sports HD 13:00 – 13:30 A応P Live by AT...

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...

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...

Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens in Sapporo...

A Coming new movie, Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens has emarged as a huge snow statue in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015. This is a kind of the commercial event for the new movie coming in this winter, Decem...

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 ...

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...

Wild Nature

Shiretoko Goko Lakes

Shiretoko Goko Lakes

Shiretoko Goko Lakes is one of the wildest and untouched lakes in Japan. Goko means five lakes, so Shiretoko Goko Lakes contains five lakes,...
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...
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...
Shiretoko Cruising

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,...
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...
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...

Temples / Shrines

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Ryugu Jinjya is located in Inaho west of Otaru station, which takes 10 minutes walking. It was originally built in 1869 by Buyo Enomoto for keeping peace of Hokkaido. After that, the present shrine was built h...

How to walk in Mashike town, story1

Mashike is a small town but one of the most flourished and historical place in northern-Hokkaido. Maruichi Honmake, Kunimare Sake Brewery, Mashike Itsukushima Shrine, these are valuable historical places. Drivi...

Yuzawa Jinjya Shrine

Yuzawa Jinjya/Shrine is located near Daiichi Takimoto Onsen Hotel, just before the entrance of Jigokudani. It is said that the shrine was built by Kinzo Takimoto who dedicated his life for developing hot spa o...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Historical Place

Hakodate Bugyo sho

Hakodate Magistrate’s Office (函館奉行所/Hakodate Bugyosho)

Hakodate Bugyosho(函館奉行所) refers to Hakodate Magistrate's Office, which was settled by the Edo Shogunate in 1864, when Goryokaku was built at the same time. This was the base of Hokkaido defense.

How to walk in Matsumae

Matsumae(松前) is one of the oldest town in Hokkaido. The Matsumae family(松前藩) had ruled before the Meiji era. When you reach to Matsumae, you may go to the Matsumae house(松前藩屋敷). It is locat...

The Former Nagayama Residence

The former Nagayama residence is located in the east-ward of Sapporo Factory. The house was built by Takeshiro Nagayama who was a lieutenant general and a govener of Hokkaido Kaitakushi, Colonization Comission....
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.

The Former Russian Consulate

The Former Russian Consulate is located in Funami-cho, the the foot of Mt.Hakodate, the west-south ward of Hakodate city. The building is almost on the end of Saiwaizaka slope and you can see a nice view of Ha...
Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples

Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples

Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples(函館市北方民族資料館) is located in Bay Area, just next Soma Company Building. The collections of the museum are dedicated by Osamu Baba and Sakuemon Kodama w...