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  • 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...
  • Winter Activities in Sapporo Satoland - Sapporo Satoland is located in Okadama, north-east of Sapporo city, south-west of Moere Park. It is the theme park about agriculture. There are many experiential and educational programs such as making butter, Tofu, sausage, Miso and so on. In the winter, out-door activities are held in the park which are...

Sapporo Snow Festival

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 ...

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...
Odori Park

Sapporo Snow Festival, the biggest festival in winter

Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the most biggest one in Sapporo through the year. Not only in Sapporo, Also all over the world, this is the most biggest festival in the winter presenting a lot of snow or ice statues. Mor...

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...
Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

Sapporo Snow Festival FAQ

Q: When will the festival start? A:It will start on 5th February 2015 and ends on 11th Feb. It is held for a week. Most of all snow statues and sculptures are completed a week ago, but you can’t enter over the fen...

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

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...
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...
Drift Ice has come in Abashiri Port: Drift Ice watching on Aurora 2

Drift Ice has come in Abashiri Port: Drift...

This is the fist day in this year when Drift Ice has come in Abashiri port on 19 January 2015. Drift Ice sightseeing boat,...
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,...
Taisho Jigoku

Taisho Jigoku

Taisho Jigoku pond is located in the west-south of Ohyunuma pond. It is in the half way to Ohyunuma pond. This is 10...
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,...

Temples / Shrines

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New...

Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Googlemaps => https://goo.gl/maps/k8XLI Near subway station: Maruyama Zoo on Tozai line see this article, Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo S...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...
Koryuji Sanmon

Koryu-ji Temple in Hakodate

Koryu-ji Temple(高龍寺) is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate and near Hakodate fishing port, the north-west side of Mt.Hakodate. The temple is the oldest existing one in Hakodate.  The main gate is outstan...

Historical Place

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...
mash-pan

This is not an Unidentified Flying Object

When you go to Sapporo Beer Garden, you'll look at the Big Pan like a UFO. But it's not one. This is a Beer Brewing Kettle(Mash pan). According to the guide panel in Sapporo Beer Garden;

The Ohfune Ruins

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...
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...
#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.