Mt.Asahidake, climbing the top, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.2

Mt.Asahidake, climbing the top, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.2

Leaving Sugatami station, I walked to Sugatami no Ike(姿見の池) through the right side footpath. It takes 30 minutes. You can chose two walking courses, the right and the left one. If you are not about to climb the top, you...
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Farm Tomita, the leading tourist farm in Hokkaido.

Farm Tomita, the leading tourist farm in Hokkaido.

Farm Tomita made Furano famous as the place of lavender. The founder, Tadao Tomita and his wife, Sachiko started a lavender farm now named ‘Traditional lavender Farm’ in Nakafurano town, indeed Farm Tomita is located in Nakafurano that takes 15 mi...
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Mt.Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.1

Mt.Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.1

The day 11 in July, I went to Mt.Asahidake. Asahidake is the highest mountain in Hokkaido, and also a volcano observed by the Meteorological Agency. It is said that Mt.Asahidake is easy to climb and very familiar and popular but the mountain is...
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How to walk in Mashike town, story1

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. Driving to Mashike, It takes 2 hours and 20 minutes fro...
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Itsukushima Shrine in Mashike

Itsukushima Shrine in Mashike

It is said that the shrine was founded by Matsumae clan in 1704 – 1711. This is one of the oldest shrine in Hokkaido. It has beautiful and excellent engravings aroud the buildings.
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Kunimare, the northernmost sake brewery

Kunimare, the northernmost sake brewery

Kunimare is the northernmost Sake Brewery in Japan. It is located in Mashike town, south of Rumoi city, 20 minutes by car. Kunimare was founded by Taizo Honma who was from Sado, Niigata prefecture, the founder of Maruichi Honma that deal...
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Maruichi Honmake, the former merchant house in Mashike

Maruichi Honmake, the former merchant house in Mashike

Maruichi Honmake had a great deal of influence from Meiji to the middle of Showa era. The founder, Taizo Honma was managing a general store from 1875, but it was burned down in 1880 and he lost everything. Soon after that, he immediately...
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Nijyukkendoro Sakura Namiki(Cherry-blossoms road): Cherry Blossoms in Shizunai, Hokkaido

Nijyukkendoro Sakura Namiki(Cherry-blossoms road): Cherry Blossoms in Shizunai, Hokkaido

Shizunai is famous for its Sakura blossoms road that leads 7 km long and with 3,000 sakura, cherry blossom trees. This is designated as one of the best 100 beautiful road of Japan and Best 100 Sakura sights in Japan. Sakura...
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Lake Toya, Toyako

Lake Toya, Toyako

Lake Toya is in Shikotsu Toya Natinal Park, which is located between Toyako-cho and Soubetsu-cho.  lake Toya is also designated as Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Global Geopark by Japan Geopark and World Geopark. It is nearly circle shaped lake,...
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Ohyunuma Hot spa for foot, Noboribetsu Jigokudani [April 29, 2015]

Ohyunuma Hot spa for foot, Noboribetsu Jigokudani [April 29, 2015]

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Sakura Blooming in Goryokaku, Hakodate [April 25, 2015]

Sakura Blooming in Goryokaku, Hakodate [April 25, 2015]

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The Ainu Museum, Shiraoi Poroto Kotan

The Ainu Museum, Shiraoi Poroto Kotan

The museum is exhibiting Ainu culture of Hokkaido. Ainu is one of an aborigine in Hokkaido. The museum was established for studying and preserving its culture, also making it popular. There are some houses called ‘Chise’  which are traditional Ain...
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