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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

Yuki Toro(雪灯路) 2015 in Jozankei Hot Spring

This is a Snow candle Event called ‘Yuki Toro’ held at Jozankei Jinjya, Jozankei Hot Spring from 2 – 8 February 2015. 2,000 ice candles are waiting for visitors. The event is a related event of Sapporo...

Susukino Ice Sculptures Melted and Destroyed

Due to yesterday’s warm temperature, February 8, 12 ice sculptures melted and they were destroyed by official for keeping visitor safe. This is very few happening for Sapporo Snow Festival to destroy objects during...

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 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...

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 ...

Wild Nature

Autumn Leaves Coming to Taisetsuzan, Sounkyo, Asahikawa

Autumn Leaves Coming to Taisetsuzan, Sounkyo, Asahikawa

When it comes to the first autumn leaves, it is the Taisetsuzan range in Hokkaido. The highest mountain, Mt.Asahidake to Mt.Kurodake in Hokkaido,...
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...
Lake Kuttarako

Lake Kuttarako

There is no bus to Lake Kuttarako, so you have to take a taxi or rent a car. Lake Kuttarako has not been...
Okunoyu

Okunoyu

Okunoyu is located in the east of Ohyunuma pond. It is a small pond with gushing out a sulfur spring. You can look...
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...
Kamuiwakka Hot Spring Falls(カムイワッカ湯の滝)

Kamuiwakka Hot Spring Falls(カムイワッカ湯の滝)

Hot spring water comes from Mt.Shiretoko-Iwozan, an active volcano, flowing into the Kamui-wakka River, so that it is the hot spring river.

Temples / Shrines

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 ...

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...

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...
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.

Kotoni Jinjya/Shrine

Kotoni Jinjya/shrine(琴似神社) is located in Kotoni area, west of Sapporo. The shrine was established by the gift from Watari Date, one of the feudal lord of Sendai-han in 1870. After that, it was named T...

Historical Place

#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.
Kotoni Tondenhei Village

Military housing of Kotoni Tondenhei Village, Legend of Sapporo

This small house is a Military housing of Kotoni Tondenhei Village(琴似屯田兵村兵屋跡) at Kotoni Area, Nishi-ku the west of Sapporo. This is a place of National historical interest. In the Meiji era, t...

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...
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...

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.

Matsumaejo, Matsumae Castle, The Most Northan Castle in Japan

Matsumae-jo(castle) is located in Matsumae town, the most southern Hokkaido, facing to Aomori prefecture over Tsugaru straits. Now, The new Shinkansen Line called ‘Hokkaido Shinkansen’, will be open...