The Former Aoyama Villa: A Flourishing Herring Mansion in Otaru
2015.01.29
Historical Place

The Former Aoyama Villa: A Flourishing Herring Mansion in Otaru

This building is known as the so-called "Nishin Goten," symbolizing Otaru's prosperity during its herring fishing era. Viewing it gives a clear sense …Read More

Otaru Museum Main Branch
2015.01.29
Museum

Otaru Museum Main Branch

There are two branches of the Otaru Museum. One is the main comprehensive museum located in Temiya, and this serves as the main branch. The other is t…Read More

Otaru Museum Canal Branch
2015.01.29
Museum

Otaru Museum Canal Branch

The Otaru Museum Canal Branch is situated near Otaru Canal, adjacent to Otaru Canal Plaza. It serves as the canal branch of the Otaru Museum, original…Read More

Otaru Church
2015.01.29
Temples/shrines

Otaru Church

Otaru Church, located in Touncho, Otaru, is situated very close to Suitengu Shrine (水天宮). Founded in 1895, the present building was constructed in 190…Read More

Kotoni Jinjya/Shrine(琴似神社)
2015.01.28
Temples/shrines

Kotoni Jinjya/Shrine(琴似神社)

Kotoni Shrine (琴似神社) is located in the Kotoni area west of Sapporo. Established in 1870 with a gift from Watari Date, a feudal lord of Sendai-han, the…Read More

Big Snow Statues of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 in progress
2015.01.28
Sapporo Snow Festival

Big Snow Statues of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 in progress

Sapporo Snow Festival will start from 5 February. Some of statues have emerged from massive snow. This is one of the interesting point of view of Sapp…Read More

Bankei Snow Board Half Pipe Open on 24th January 2015
2015.01.24
Ski&Snowboard

Bankei Snow Board Half Pipe Open on 24th January 2015

Today, on January 24th, 2015, the largest half pipe in the country, authorized by FIS, was inaugurated at Bankei Ski Area. The opening ceremony took p…Read More

Maruyama Stadium Skate Link
2015.01.24
Ski&Snowboard

Maruyama Stadium Skate Link

One of the best features of this skating rink is that you can skate on a 400-meter track usually used for athletics. Such a skating rink is quite rare…Read More

Ohnuma Hakodate Snow & Ice Festival 2020
2015.01.22
Festival

Ohnuma Hakodate Snow & Ice Festival 2020

This is a major annual winter event held at Onuma Park. Onuma Park is about 40 minutes from Hakodate, so be sure to visit. The Onuma Hakodate Snow …Read More

Obihiro Ice Festival
2015.01.22
Festival

Obihiro Ice Festival

The Obihiro Ice Festival is held at the end of January and features numerous ice sculptures, snow statues, and a snow slide for kids. The festival tak…Read More

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru
2015.01.16
Temples/shrines

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Ryugu Shrine is located about a 5-minute walk from Otaru Station, so be sure to visit. Additionally, there is a popular market called Sankaku Marke…Read More

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru(水天宮)
2015.01.16
Temples/shrines

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru(水天宮)

Situated atop a small hill, Suitengu Shrine offers a panoramic view of Otaru city and its harbor. Unless it's during the shrine's festival, it's unlik…Read More

Skeleton Riding Experience in Fu’s Snow Area
2015.01.09
Ski&Snowboard

Skeleton Riding Experience in Fu’s Snow Area

Experience the thrill of skeleton riding in Fu's Snow Area, located south of Sapporo City. This exhilarating winter activity requires ski wear, ski gl…Read More

Sapporo Snow Festival FAQ
2015.01.09
Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival FAQ

Q: When will the festival start? A:It will start on 4 February 2020 and ends on 11 Feb. It is held for a week. Most of all snow statues and sculpture…Read More

Susukino Site, Susukino Ice World 2020 in Sapporo Snow Festival 2020
2015.01.07
Sapporo Snow Festival

Susukino Site, Susukino Ice World 2020 in Sapporo Snow Festival 2020

About Susukino Site The main theme is 'Enjoying Ice'. There are many ice sculptures, from big scale to small scale. Competition works are also displa…Read More