How to enjoy Matsumae-jo seeing Sakura festival in April, The Most Northern Castle in Japan
2024.04.28
Historical Place

How to enjoy Matsumae-jo seeing Sakura festival in April, The Most Northern Castle in Japan

Matsumae Castle is located in Matsumae Town, the southernmost part of Hokkaido, facing Aomori Prefecture across the Tsugaru Strait. In 2015, the new H…Read More

How to enjoy The Sakura Festival in Matsumae town: A Stunning Collaboration of Castles and Cherry Blossoms
2024.04.28
Sakura

How to enjoy The Sakura Festival in Matsumae town: A Stunning Collaboration of Castles and Cherry Blossoms

It's said that there are around 10,000 cherry blossom trees of approximately 250 varieties in Matsumae-jo park. Here in Matsumae town, Early-bloomi…Read More

How to Get to Tobetsu Trappist Monastery, Trappist Butter and Cookies make for great souvenirs.
2024.04.27
Temples/shrines

How to Get to Tobetsu Trappist Monastery, Trappist Butter and Cookies make for great souvenirs.

You can purchase Trappist butter, Trappist candies, and Trappist cookies made at the monastery from the on-site shop. These products have been famous …Read More

In April, Goryokaku is the best viewpoint for cherry blossoms.
2024.04.26
Sakura

In April, Goryokaku is the best viewpoint for cherry blossoms.

If you visit Hakodate in April, be sure to go during the cherry blossom season. The cherry blossoms you must see are at Goryokaku. The star-shap…Read More

How to enjoy the Hokuto Sakura Corridor, Weeping Cherry Blossom and Cherry Blossom Tunnel at the Site of Matsumae Clan’s Hekirichi-jin’ya in Hokuto City
2024.04.26
Sakura

How to enjoy the Hokuto Sakura Corridor, Weeping Cherry Blossom and Cherry Blossom Tunnel at the Site of Matsumae Clan’s Hekirichi-jin’ya in Hokuto City

If you're in Hakodate, why not take a trip to the neighboring city of Hokuto to see some cherry blossom hotspots? In Hokuto, there's the Hokuto Sak…Read More

How to Take a walk around Lake Ohnuma of Nanae town, Hokkaido for about 30 minutes
2024.04.26
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How to Take a walk around Lake Ohnuma of Nanae town, Hokkaido for about 30 minutes

Ōnuma is located along the drive from Sapporo to Hakodate or from Hakodate towards Sapporo. Ōnuma offers a large, free parking area, so you should …Read More

How to enjoy observing the Greater White-fronted Geese that migrate in the spring and autumn in Miyajima-numa in Bibai city
2024.04.12
Wild Nature

How to enjoy observing the Greater White-fronted Geese that migrate in the spring and autumn in Miyajima-numa in Bibai city

This article was written on 12 April 2024. As snow melts across various parts of Hokkaido, spring arrives all at once. The mountains still carry a …Read More