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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 2015: Odori 1 Chome – 4 Chome

Odori 1 Chome J:COM Square A Skate Rink with a big tree for little children to adults. The Center Tree and TV Tower are lighten up at night. This was very nice and popular attraction last year and come back again. Odori ...

Alice’s Adventure in Snow land in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

Alice’s Adventure in Snow land is the short opera stage on the Snow statue. It is located at Odori 5 Chome. The story is derived from Alice’s Adventure by Lewis Carroll/Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. The final reh...

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...

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...

Big Snow Statues of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 in progress

Sapporo Snow Festival will start from 5 February. Some of statues have emerged from massive snow. This is one of the interesting point of view of Sapporo Snow Festival. You will see them from Odori 2 Chome to 10 Chome. ...

Wild Nature

Naitai Farm in Kamishihoro

Naitai Farm in Kamishihoro

Naitai Farm is the largest one in Japan, which is managed by Kamishihoro town. The word of ‘Naitai’ comes from Ainu. ‘Nai Etaie...
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...
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...
Uryunuma Marsh, the paradise of alpine plants

Uryunuma Marsh, the paradise of alpine plants

Uryunuma Marsh is located in the Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri semi-National Park(暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園), the northwest of Hokkaido, the foot of Mt.Minami-Shokanbetsu-Dake(南暑寒別岳). This is one 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...
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...

Temples / Shrines

Gokokujinjya

Hakodate Gokoku Jinjya Shrine

The Shrine was originally constructed in 1869 in order to warship soldiers died for Hakodate War. The existent building was built in 1942. There are about 50 graves of soldies of the Meiji Government. Lookin...
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.

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...

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...

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...

Historical Place

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...

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....
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...

Matsumae Sakura Festival Start on April 29 2015

Matsumae announced Sakura blooming on April 19 and the famous Matsumae Sakura Festival start on April 29. It ends on May 20. There are more than 250 types of Sakura and 10,000 trees in Matsumae. You might find ...
Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo Beer Garden / Sapporo Beer Museum: History of Japanese...

Sapporo Beer Garden and Sapporo Beer Museum are located in the east of Sapporo urban area. This is the biggest beer hall in Sapporo. The museum is next to the beer hall.

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...