Mt.Kurodake, one of the Daisetsu mountain range where Gods are playing, called Kamui Mintara

Mt.Kurodake, one of the Daisetsu mountain range where Gods are playing, called Kamui Mintara

23 September 2015 was the best day for climbing Mt.Kurodake. Mt.Kurodake is located in the area of Sounkyo hot spa. This is one of the most popular mountain for all seasons. You can go to the fifth station by ropeway...
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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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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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Kawamura Kaneto Ainu Museum, Asahikawa

Kawamura Kaneto Ainu Museum, Asahikawa

Kawamura kaneto Ainu Museum is a private museum for Ainu culture since 1916. This is the oldest and historical museum about Ainu. You can deeply understand Ainu culture to visit here. This is the place where real Ainu culture is...
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Otokoyama Sake Brewery and Sake Museum in Asahikawa

Otokoyama Sake Brewery and Sake Museum in Asahikawa

This is called ‘Sugitama(杉玉)’ or ‘Sakabayashi(酒林)’. It is made by leafs of Japanese cedars. When the brewery has made a new Sake, they are supposed to hang a new green Sigitama for noticing it. Also the color of Sugitama is cha...
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Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa

Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa

Asahiyama Zoo is the most famous Zoo not only in Hokkaido, but also Japan. This is the most north Zoo in Japan. It takes 30 minutes from JR Asahikawa station by car and 40 minutes by bus. If you get a...
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Sounkyo Ice Festival 2015

Sounkyo Ice Festival 2015

Sounkyo is one the most famous Onsen site in Hokkaido. They have a winter festival called ‘Sounkyo Ice Festival 2015(層雲峡氷瀑まつり)’. Sounkyo is the popular for its cliffs and precipices and the falls are frozen in winter which is very f...
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Asahikawa Winter Festival 2015

Asahikawa Winter Festival 2015

There are two main places in Asahikawa Winter Festival. Asahibashi bridge venue is for snow statue and sliders and Heiwadori Shopping Park called ‘Kaimono Koen(買い物公園)’ for International Ice Contest. Ice contest will start 6th February a...
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Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

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, Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Subway timetable on 31 Dec – 3rd Jan 2015 Sap...
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Autumn Leaves Coming to Taisetsuzan, Sounkyo, Asahikawa

Autumn Leaves Coming to Taisetsuzan, Sounkyo, Asahikawa

When it comes to the first autumn leaves, it is the Taisetsuzan range in Hokkaido. The highest mountain, Mt.Asahidake to Mt.Kurodake in Hokkaido, is the best sight for autumn leaves. From here, the autumn leaves go extending everywhere all over the Hokkaido da...
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