Historical Interest

Sapporo and around

Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo

Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo

February 11th, 2020

Hokkaido Jingu is one of the most famous sightseeing spot in Sapporo. Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine is located at the ...

History of Hokkaido, Ainu Culture Promotion Center, Sapporo Pirka Kotan

History of Hokkaido, Ainu Culture Promotion Center, Sapporo Pirka Kotan

October 20th, 2019

Ainu Culture Promotion Center (Sapporo Pirka Kotan) is a museum for understanding Ainu culture in Hokkaido. Pirika means beautiful in ...

Hokkaido Museum

Hokkaido Museum

October 27th, 2015

Hokkaido museum is dedicated to the history and culture of Hokkaido. You will deeply understand what Hokkaido is. This is ...

Hina Doll Festival Tour 2015 in Historical Village of Hokkaido

Hina Doll Festival Tour 2015 in Historical Village of Hokkaido

February 20th, 2015

Historical Village of Hokkaido held Hina doll festival from February 21 to March 21. The event shows 16 sets of Hina ...

Hassoan, Why Does Hassoan Stand here? One of the tea-ceremony/Chanoyu house by Kobori Enshu

Hassoan, Why Does Hassoan Stand here? One of the tea-ceremony/Chanoyu house by Kobori Enshu

November 04th, 2014

When it comes to the tee-ceremony(茶の湯), I am one less than novice. But I love to look at the tee-ceremony ...

Sapporo Snow Festival Museum in Hitsujigaoka(さっぽろ雪まつり資料館)

Sapporo Snow Festival Museum in Hitsujigaoka(さっぽろ雪まつり資料館)

November 02nd, 2014

Sapporo Snow Festival Museum is located in Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill. This is a archive museum for Sapporo Snow Festival. There ...

Seika-Tei, A Reception Room For Distinguished Guests(清華亭)

Seika-Tei, A Reception Room For Distinguished Guests(清華亭)

November 02nd, 2014

Seika-Tei(清華亭) is located in the west-ward of Sapporo station, just south of Hokkaido University. It was constructed in Kairakuen, the ...

The Former Nagayama Residence(旧永山邸)

The Former Nagayama Residence(旧永山邸)

November 02nd, 2014

The former Nagayama residence is located in the east-ward of Sapporo Factory, where is in Nagayama Memorial Park(永山記念公園). The house was ...

Hokkaido Railway Technical Museum (北海道鉄道技術館)

Hokkaido Railway Technical Museum (北海道鉄道技術館)

November 02nd, 2014

Hokkaido Railway Technical Museum(北海道鉄道技術館) is located in Naebo, the east-ward of Sapporo City, where is the Base of Hokkaido Railway. ...

Former Hokkaido Government Office(赤レンガ・旧北海道庁)

Former Hokkaido Government Office(赤レンガ・旧北海道庁)

October 10th, 2014

Former Hokkaido Government Office is located in Sapporo, close to Sapporo station. The building is familiar to be called ‘Akarenga’, ...

Otaru and around

Bun-kou, Firedog in Otaru

Bun-kou, Firedog in Otaru

November 12th, 2019

Bun-kou (ぶん公) a dog that was a smart dog like a Hachi-kou (ハチ公) at Shibuya Station. Kou (公) indicates peoples ...

Shikinai Odori near Otaru Canal, Otaru

Shikinai Odori near Otaru Canal, Otaru

November 05th, 2019

This area was called “Wall street of North Japan” in the Taisho and the beginning of Showa era. Otaru had ...

How to enjoy Otaru Canal

How to enjoy Otaru Canal

February 22nd, 2016

Rickshaw around Otaru Canal Kotaro is a rookie rickshaw driver. But he has been getting famous thanks to a local TV program, which ...

Otaru Hina Doll Tour 2015

Otaru Hina Doll Tour 2015

February 22nd, 2015

Hina Doll’s festival is held on March 3 every year in Japan. This is the day for girls. The event shows ...

The Old Aoyama Villa(旧青山別邸)

The Old Aoyama Villa(旧青山別邸)

January 29th, 2015

The old Aoyama Villa is located in Shukutsu, west of Otaru near Otaru Aquarium. This is a symbol of herring ...

Otaru Museum Canal Branch(小樽総合博物館 運河館)

Otaru Museum Canal Branch(小樽総合博物館 運河館)

January 29th, 2015

Otaru Museum Canal Branch is located near Otaru Canal and next to Otaru Canal Plaza. This is the canal branch ...

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(龍宮神社)

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(龍宮神社)

January 16th, 2015

Ryugu Jinjya is located in Inaho west of Otaru station, which takes 10 minutes walking. It was originally built in ...

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru(水天宮)

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru(水天宮)

January 16th, 2015

Suitengu was originally built in 1859. The present building was built in 1919, which is connected with three buildings called ...

Otaru Citizen Noh(おたる市民能): Tadanobu and Boshibari

Otaru Citizen Noh(おたる市民能): Tadanobu and Boshibari

August 28th, 2014

This is a Noh program for novice audience who are not familiar to. The Noh program is performed by Otaru ...

Rumoi, Soya and around

How to walk in Mashike town, story1

How to walk in Mashike town, story1

July 10th, 2015

Mashike is a small town but one of the most flourished and historical place in northern-Hokkaido. Maruichi Honmake, Kunimare Sake Brewery, ...

Itsukushima Shrine in Mashike

Itsukushima Shrine in Mashike

July 09th, 2015

It is said that the shrine was founded by Matsumae clan in 1704 – 1711. This is one of the ...

Maruichi Honmake, the former merchant house in Mashike

Maruichi Honmake, the former merchant house in Mashike

July 08th, 2015

Maruichi Honmake had a great deal of influence from Meiji to the middle of Showa era. The founder, Taizo Honma was managing a ...


Hakodate

Goryokaku Park(五稜郭公園) in Hakodate, Famous Sakura Viewing Site, Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido

Goryokaku Park(五稜郭公園) in Hakodate, Famous Sakura Viewing Site, Cherry Blossoms of Hokkaido

March 30th, 2015

Table of Contents About Goryokaku Season of cherry blossoms Goryokaku Tower(五稜郭タワー) Access Related Articles Photos of Cherry blossoms in Goryokaku About Goryokaku  Goryokaku(五稜郭) is one of the most ...

Motomachi Park in Hakodate(元町公園)

Motomachi Park in Hakodate(元町公園)

December 18th, 2014

Motomachi Park(元町公園) is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate, the top of Motoizaka Slope. This is the place where the ...

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center(函館縄文文化交流センター)

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center(函館縄文文化交流センター)

December 18th, 2014

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center(函館縄文文化交流センター) is located in Usujiri Cho where it takes 1 hour by car. This is a museum for ...

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

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

December 18th, 2014

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 ...

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮)

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮)

December 08th, 2014

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 ...

The Former Russian Consulate(旧ロシア領事館)

The Former Russian Consulate(旧ロシア領事館)

December 08th, 2014

The Former Russian Consulate is located in Funami-cho, the the foot of Mt.Hakodate, the west-south ward of Hakodate city. The ...

Shomyoji Temple(称名寺)

Shomyoji Temple(称名寺)

December 07th, 2014

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 ...

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

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

December 07th, 2014

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

The Former Hakodate Museum No.1&No.2(旧函館博物館1号&2号)

The Former Hakodate Museum No.1&No.2(旧函館博物館1号&2号)

November 17th, 2014

The Former Hakodate Museum No.1 and No.2 are the oldest museum made by Western wooden style in Japan. This is ...

Hakodate Park(函館公園)

Hakodate Park(函館公園)

November 17th, 2014

Hakodate park is the oldest park as city park in Japan. It is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate. Richard ...

Matsumae and Esashi

How to walk in Matsumae

How to walk in Matsumae

May 17th, 2015

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 ...

Beautiful town Esashi keeping on good old day's style

Beautiful town Esashi keeping on good old day’s style

May 06th, 2015

The good old route called ‘Inishie Kaido(いにしえ街道)’ attracts visitors by its beautiful style of old town as the Edo period. Esashi is one ...

Matsumaejo, Matsumae Castle, The Most Northern Castle in Japan

Matsumaejo, Matsumae Castle, The Most Northern Castle in Japan

May 05th, 2015

Open  April 10 – December 10 9:00 – 17:00 Access Take a JR train at Hakodate to Kikonai(木古内) and transfer a bus to Matsushiro(松城) ...

Matsumae house

Matsumae house

May 05th, 2015

This is a theme park about Matsumae in the Edo era. You can experience the old Matsumae town and cultures. There ...

Matsumae Sakura Festival Start on April 29 2015(松前桜祭り)

Matsumae Sakura Festival Start on April 29 2015(松前桜祭り)

April 28th, 2015

Matsumae announced Sakura blooming on April 19 and the famous Matsumae Sakura Festival start on April 29. It ends on ...

Matsumae Park [松前公園] : Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido

Matsumae Park [松前公園] : Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido

March 30th, 2015

city/town Matsumae(松前) from April 24 admission free open 24 hours close none festival Matsumae Sakura Festival from April 29 to May 20 access Take a JR bus via Tatsumae at JR Kikonai Station to ...

Motomachi Park in Hakodate(元町公園)

Motomachi Park in Hakodate(元町公園)

December 18th, 2014

Motomachi Park(元町公園) is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate, the top of Motoizaka Slope. This is the place where the ...

Ohta Jinjya Shrine, Not Mountain Climbing, but Ascetic Practices

Ohta Jinjya Shrine, Not Mountain Climbing, but Ascetic Practices

August 18th, 2014

Ohta Jinjya Shrine is located in Setana, the south-west of Hokkaido Japan. It is said that the shrine was built ...