10 Check Points of Driving in Hokkaido

10 Check Points of Driving in Hokkaido

If you want to enjoy whole Hokkaido, you should go by car. There are most of scenic places where you can't access easier except by car.
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Hiking from Sankakuyama to Okurayama in Sapporo

Hiking from Sankakuyama to Okurayama in Sapporo

With a height of 311.3 meters, Sankakuyama(三角山) is a small mountain located in the Yamanote area, Nishiku, Sapporo. This mountain looks excellently triangle, so that it is called 'Sankaku-yama'. Sankaku means triangle and Yama as mountain in Japanese. Th...
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Sapporo is the Kingdom of Sweets, Sapporo Sweets

Sapporo is the Kingdom of Sweets, Sapporo Sweets

This is the movement for making Sapporo a kingdom of the sweets, which started in 2005. There is the annual competition for making new sweets of Sapporo. Many of unique sweets has been born every year.
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Hokkai Bon Odori in Odori Park, Yukata Dancing Circle

Hokkai Bon Odori in Odori Park, Yukata Dancing Circle

Putting on Kimono or Yukata, you enjoy the end of the summer. In Hokkaido, after Obon, Aug,13 - 16, it is not summer anymore. The air is going to be cool and leaves of mountains are yellowing and red. It is the beginning of Autumn. So people go to Bon Odori, a...
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Where to eat Jingisukan? (成吉思汗)

Where to eat Jingisukan? (成吉思汗)

Jingisukan is a dish of lamb or mutton and vegetables grilled on a helmet-shaped pan. You eat them dipping in a soy-sauce-based sauce. There are many Jingisukan restaurants in the city of Sapporo, where they have an original sauce.
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Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade, The oldest shopping mall in Sapporo

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, the arcade is lying. There are about 200 shops in...
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K90 Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium

K90 Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium

The Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium (宮の森ジャンプ競技場 Miyanomori Janpu Kyōgijō), used to be called the Miyanomori-Schanze is located in the Miyanomori area, the west of the Sapporo central area. This is the place helded theWinter Olympic Game in 1...
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Enjoy Sapporo Night View, Moiwayama, Mt.Moiwa

Enjoy Sapporo Night View, Moiwayama, Mt.Moiwa

Mt.Moiwa is located in the south-west area of Sapporo. From the top of Mt.Moiwa, 531m height, it is a nice view of Sapporo downtown, Ishikari plane and the Sea of Japan far away. There is a ropeway to the top and a hiking course.
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A Vast Expanse of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill, Sapporo

A Vast Expanse of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill, Sapporo

Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill(羊ヶ丘展望台) is located in the west side of Hokkaido National Agricultural Research Center. This is one of the famous scenic place looking over the downtown of Sapporo, Ishikari Plane and the Sea of Japan far.
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Lily and Snow, Snow Cruise Onze, Otaru

Lily and Snow, Snow Cruise Onze, Otaru

Snow Cruise Onze (スノークルーズオーンズ), This is the Ski Area located in Otaru. The Sea of Japan that is just ahead. This is one of the first opened Ski Area in the Great Sapporo. Snow Cruise Onze opens Nov,11 every year.  The...
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Military housing of Kotoni Tondenhei Village, Legend of Sapporo

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, the government sent many soldiers and their familie...
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Beer Gardens at Odori Koen Park, Sapporo in 2014

Beer Gardens at Odori Koen Park, Sapporo in 2014

Odori Beer Garden started from July,18 2014 and goes on until Aug, 15 2014. This is the biggest beer garden all the country, where about 13,000 seats are available. In addition to four major Japanese beer companies' beer gardens, Suntory, Asahi, Kirin and Sapp...
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