The Old Aoyama Villa

The Old Aoyama Villa

The old Aoyama Villa is located in Shukutsu, west of Otaru near Otaru Aquarium. This is a symbol of herring fishing. When the 2nd Aoyama family, Masakichi were thinking about the villa, his daughter Masae, 17 years old, planed a grandiose...
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Otaru Museum Main Branch

Otaru Museum Main Branch

Otaru Museum is located in Temiya, used to be called Otaru Transport Museum(小樽交通記念館). This is the main branch of Otaru museum. The museum has Canal branch near Otaru Canal next to Otaru Canal Plaza. The museum restarted as the role...
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Otaru Museum Canal Branch

Otaru Museum Canal Branch

Otaru Museum Canal Branch is located near Otaru Canal and next to Otaru Canal Plaza. This is the canal branch of Otaru museum which is located in Temiya, used to be called Otaru Transport Museum(小樽交通記念館). The museum restarted as the...
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Otaru Church

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 building of Otaru city. It is so...
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Kotoni Jinjya/Shrine

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 Takehaya Jinjya/shrine in 1875 and renamed Kotoni ...
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Big Snow Statues of Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 in progress

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 Sapporo Snow Festival. You will see them from Odori 2 Chome to 10 Chome. Related...
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Bankei Snow Board Half Pipe Open on 24th January 2015

Bankei Snow Board Half Pipe Open on 24th January 2015

The largest half pipe in the country, authorized by FIS was opened today, 24th January 2015 in Bankei Ski area. Opening ceremony was held at the goal area and demonstration by many snow-boarders who were former Japanese representatives of Winter...
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Maruyama Stadium Skate Link

Maruyama Stadium Skate Link

Maruyama Stadium Skate Link is opened until 11th February 2015. The 400 meters track is available for skating during the mid winter. This is a valuable experience for beginners and three types of skate shoes, figure, hockey and speed are ready for rent....
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Ohnuma Hakodate Snow & Ice Festival 2015

Ohnuma Hakodate Snow & Ice Festival 2015

This is the big festival in the great hakodate in the winter. The festival is held in Ohnuma park and Nagareyama Onsen. Many visitors come to the festival every year from 1965. A big slider for kids, Snow statues, Ice...
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Obihiro Ice Festival 2015

Obihiro Ice Festival 2015

Obihiro Ice Festival is held in the beginning of February. There are many ice sculptures, snow statues and snow slider for kids. There are three sites, Midorigaoka Park, Hirokoji, Yumenokita Hiroba. This is the biggest festival of Obihiro city in the...
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Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival 2015

Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival 2015

The 50th Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival 2015 is held in Abashiri Shokofuto port special venue from 7 – 11 February 2015. The main snow statue depicts the myth which derives from Kioe Yonemura’s story about the people of Okhotsk, he...
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Chitose & Shikotsuko Waving Ice Festival 2015

Chitose & Shikotsuko Waving Ice Festival 2015

There are many ice objects, small and huge, which are made with water from Lake Shikotsuko. They are shining with blue in the daytime and lighten up with several colors in the night. You may participate completely in a fantastic world....
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