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

Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine in Sapporo
2020.02.11
Temples/shrines

Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine in Sapporo

Hokkaido Jingu is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Sapporo. Located at the west end of downtown Sapporo, called "Maruyama(円山)". About H…Read More

Nishino Jinja Shrine in Sapporo Where became The Most Famous and Popular one by Masaharu Fukuyama.
2019.11.25
Temples/shrines

Nishino Jinja Shrine in Sapporo Where became The Most Famous and Popular one by Masaharu Fukuyama.

Nishino Jinja, the shrine which has become the most famous and popular one not only in Sapporo but also in Japan.  Why it's famous? Most of local res…Read More

Shichi-Go-San, Sumiyoshi Shrine in Minami Otaru
2019.11.14
Historical Place

Shichi-Go-San, Sumiyoshi Shrine in Minami Otaru

Shichi-Go-San, Japanese traditional celebration for children, especially 3, 5 and 7 years old. It derives from Edo period in November 15 , Tenwa 1st y…Read More

Hokkaido Jingu in winter
2016.02.16
Temples/shrines

Hokkaido Jingu in winter

Hokkaido Jingu is familiar for sightseeing spot than ever. There are many tourists and local visitors even if in winter. From new year's day, it has …Read More

Yoshitsune Jinjya Shrine
2015.08.23
Temples/shrines

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 e…Read More

How to walk in Mashike town, story1
2015.07.10
City&Town

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 It…Read More

Itsukushima Shrine in Mashike
2015.07.09
Historical Place

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 …Read More

How to walk in Matsumae
2015.05.17
Historical Place

How to walk in Matsumae

Matsumae(松前) is one of the oldest town in Hokkaido. The Matsumae family(松前藩) had ruled before the Meiji era. When you reach to Matsumae, you may go t…Read More

Yuzawa Jinjya Shrine(湯澤神社)
2015.05.01
Temples/shrines

Yuzawa Jinjya Shrine(湯澤神社)

Yuzawa Jinjya/Shrine is located near Daiichi Takimoto Onsen Hotel, just before the entrance of Jigokudani. It is said that the shrine was built by Ki…Read More

Otaru Church(小樽聖公会)
2015.01.29
Historical Place

Otaru Church(小樽聖公会)

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 constr…Read More

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

Kotoni Jinjya/Shrine(琴似神社)

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…Read More

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(龍宮神社)
2015.01.16
Temples/shrines

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(龍宮神社)

Ryugu Jinjya is located in Inaho west of Otaru station, which takes 10 minutes walking. It was originally built in 1869 by Buyo Enomoto for keeping pe…Read More

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

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru(水天宮)

Suitengu was originally built in 1859. The present building was built in 1919, which is connected with three buildings called 'Honden=main building', …Read More

Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(住吉神社)
2015.01.16
Temples/shrines

Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(住吉神社)

Sumiyoshi Jinjya is the largest shrine in Otaru city. Many visitors go to the shrine for a new year. Sumiyoshi Jinjya shrine office is a historical bu…Read More

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year
2014.12.30
Temples/shrines

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Googlemaps => https://goo.gl/maps/k8XLI Near subway station: Maruyama Zoo on Tozai line see this article, …Read More

Higashi-honganji-Temple Hakodate Branch(東本願寺函館別院)
2014.12.18
Temples/shrines

Higashi-honganji-Temple Hakodate Branch(東本願寺函館別院)

Higashihonganji-Temple Hakodate Branch(東本願寺函館別院) is located in Motomachi area, the foot of Mt.Hakodate. When you go to Hakodate Orthodox Church and lo…Read More

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮)
2014.12.08
Temples/shrines

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮)

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮) is located at the top of Saiwaizaka slope, the foot of Mt.Hakodate, Funamicho in the west-south of Hakodate city. The shrine…Read More

Shomyoji Temple(称名寺)
2014.12.07
Temples/shrines

Shomyoji Temple(称名寺)

Shomyoji(称名寺) is located in Funami-cho, the south-west of Hakodate. Near Koryuji and the former Russian Consulate. Shomyoji is the 2nd oldest temple …Read More

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church in Hakodate Motomachi Area(函館元町カトリック教会)
2014.12.07
Temples/shrines

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church in Hakodate Motomachi Area(函館元町カトリック教会)

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate, Hakodate Motomachi area. The former temporary building was founded by French F…Read More