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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

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...

Feb 11: Event Schedule of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

February 11: Odori Venues 1 Chome Mask Rider(仮面ライダー) Drive Show 12:00 – 12:30 15:30 – 16:00 Ranbyoushi Japanese Drums & Flute Stage Live 13:30 – 14:00 BEE SHUFFLE by DATV 17:00 – ...
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...

Sapporo Snow Festival 2016 extends its dates more 7 days

Sapporo Snow Festival 2016 opens 5 February 2016. Odori and Susukino sites are opened for a week, but Tsudome site is extended its event days more 7 days. You can enjoy several winter activities such as a big snow slid...

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...

Winter Sports Festa 2015 in Mt.Okurayama

This is a relational event of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015. The event is held at Mt.Okurayama Jump Stadium. You can enter and slide on the landing-slope of Jump stadium, which is usually prohibited for entering and slidin...

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...
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...
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...
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,...
Mt.Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.1

Mt.Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.1

The day 11 in July, I went to Mt.Asahidake. Asahidake is the highest mountain in Hokkaido, and also a volcano observed by the Meteorological Agency. It...
Ohyunuma

Ohyunuma

Ohyunuma is a small hot spring pond and its circumference with about 1 kilometers. 130 centi degrees sulfur spring is gushing out from the bottom.  

Temples / Shrines

Hokkaido Jingu in winter

Hokkaido Jingu is familier for sightseeing spot than ever. There are many tourists and local visitors even if in winter. From new year’s day, it has been crowded with the people who are trying to win thei...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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

Sapporo Ramen Yokocho

Aji-no-Sanpei Who retains Traditional Taste as Sapporo Ramen

Sapporo Ramen, basically miso-based soup, is famous all over Japan. There are many Ramen noodle restaurants in Sapporo. You don't know where you should go. Neither do I! It is too many to go! But, I am sure, th...
Tanuki koji

Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade, The oldest shopping mall in Sapporo

Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade(狸小路商店街) is a roofed shopping arcade located between Odori and Susukino, Sapporo. We are used to call Tanukikoji. From the west side of the Sosei river to the west 7 chome,...

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.
Clock Tower

One of the three major disappoint place in Japan, Clock...

Called 'Tokeidai'(時計台), it is located in the center of Sapporo, near Odori Koen Park, N1W2, Chuo-ku. This is the National important cultural asset. The style of building derives from American design and i...

The Ainu Museum, Porotokotan in Shiraoi

The museum is showing some houses called ‘Chise’ and displaying many traditional Ainu equipments in the building. Ainu is indigenous people of Hokkaido and most names of place in Hokkaido derives fr...
Goryokaku tower

Hakodate Goryokaku(函館五稜郭): Historical place and Outstanding Shape

Goryokaku is one of the most important historical place in the Meiji era. Boshin War and Hakodate War took place here. Buyo Enomoto and Toshizo Hijikata fought the last battle with their Shinsengumi troops;