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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

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...

Repeated Event Schedule of Tsudome in Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

Yokai Watch Japanyan Charactors Show: Free February 7 11:30 14:30   NHK Yukinko Festa: Free February 8 10:00 – 16:00 NHK famous TV program for little kids, Play with Wan Wan and Domo-kun charactors Show BS p...

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...
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...

Ceremony for Making Snow Statues of Sapporo Snow Festival on...

This is the event for starting making snow statues of Sapporo Snow Festival. From 7th to 15th Jan, 32,500 tons of snow are carried from the suburbs of Sapporo city to the venues of Odori Park. The ceremony is held at Odo...

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...

Wild Nature

Rishiri Island, Enjoy Beautiful Sea and Foods

Rishiri Island, Enjoy Beautiful Sea and Foods

When it comes to visiting Hokkaido in summer, you have to go to Rishiri and Rebun island. I bet that it never let...
Maruyama Hachijyu Hakkasho: Urban Virgin Forest in Sapporo

Maruyama Hachijyu Hakkasho: Urban Virgin Forest in Sapporo

Maruyama Hachijyu-Hakkasho(円山八十八カ所) is a pilgrimage round like the celebrated 88 Buddhist temples in Shikoku. There are many Jizo(bodhisattvas) on the way to the...
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.Kurodake, one of the Daisetsu mountain range where Gods are playing, called Kamui Mintara

Mt.Kurodake, one of the Daisetsu mountain range where...

23 September 2015 was the best day for climbing Mt.Kurodake. Mt.Kurodake is located in the area of Sounkyo hot spa. This is one...
Sapporo Night View from Mt.Moiwayama

Sapporo Night View from Mt.Moiwayama

As the new top 3 night view in Japan, Sapporo is certified along with Nagasaki and Kobe in this autumn, 3rd October. When...
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...

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...

Maruyama Hachijyu Hakkasho: Urban Virgin Forest in Sapporo

Maruyama Hachijyu-Hakkasho(円山八十八カ所) is a pilgrimage round like the celebrated 88 Buddhist temples in Shikoku. There are many Jizo(bodhisattvas) on the way to the top of Mt.Maruyama instead of temp...

Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Sumiyoshi Jinjya is the largest shrine in Otaru city. Many visitors go to the shrine for a new year. Sumiyoshi Jinjya shrine office is a historical building designated by Otaru city. The shrine had started abou...

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...

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...

Historical Place

Motoisaka slope

Motoizaka Slope

Motoizaka slope is located in Bay Area, the westward of Hakodate city. This is the base point for measuring a distance, so that this slope was named ‘Motoi-zaka’. ‘Motoi’ means base. The...
Former Hakodate branch office of Hokkaido Government

The Former Hakodate Branch Office of Hokkaido Government / Museum...

The Former Hakodate Branch Office of Hokkaido Government(旧北海道函館支庁庁舎) is located in Motomachi Park, below the former Public Hall of Hakodate Ward(旧函館区公会堂). This historic build...

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...
Jozankei Gensen Park

Jozankei Gensen Koen Park, The Palace of Hot Spa in...

In the Central Area of Jozankei, Jozankei Gensen Park is there. From Road 230, down the narrow road to the bridge, right before the bridge, you will find a small park at the right side. This is the Jozankei Ge...

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...

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...