Yoshitsune Jinjya Shrine

Yoshitsune Jinjya Shrine

Yoshitsune Jinjya Shrine derives from Minamoto no Yoshitsune(源義経), who was the younger brother of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first Shogun of Kamakura era from 1192 to 1199. Yoshitsune was very popular and had a superior talent for battle, so his...
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Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum

Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum

Kayano Shigeru was one of the leader of Ainu not only Nibutani but also Hokkaido and Japan. He had devoted his life for recovering Ainu’s rights as natives in Hokkaido. He was the first member of National Diet as Ainu from...
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Nibutani Dam and Historical Museum of the Sarugawa River

Nibutani Dam and Historical Museum of the Sarugawa River

Nibutani Dam is located in Nibutani, Biratori town. The dam has controversial history for its construction.  Nibutani is the sacred place for Ainu and Nibutani Dam has to cover almost their holly land , so people not only Ainu also other...
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Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum

Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum

Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum is one of the most substantial museum for Ainu culture. Nibutani is a sacred place for Ainu and the most famous place for Ainu culture because of its history and place. You might deeply understand what...
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Naitai Farm in Kamishihoro

Naitai Farm in Kamishihoro

Naitai Farm is the largest one in Japan, which is managed by Kamishihoro town. The word of ‘Naitai’ comes from Ainu. ‘Nai Etaie Petsu’ refers to the river that flows in the recess of a mountain in Ainu. The farm was...
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Unkai terrace in Tomamu Resort

Unkai terrace in Tomamu Resort

Unkai means a sea of clouds. Tomamu town is famous for its Unkai view. Before 5 o’clock, many people get together at the cablecar station of Alpha Tomamu resort for viewing Unkai. There are some terraces for viewers called ‘Unkai Terrace’ w...
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Uryunuma Marsh, the paradise of alpine plants

Uryunuma Marsh, the paradise of alpine plants

Uryunuma Marsh is located in the Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri semi-National Park(暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園), the northwest of Hokkaido, the foot of Mt.Minami-Shokanbetsu-Dake(南暑寒別岳). This is one of the most famous marsh for alpine plants in J...
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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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