Rishiri Island, Enjoy Beautiful Sea and Foods

Rishiri Island, Enjoy Beautiful Sea and Foods

When it comes to visiting Hokkaido in summer, you have to go to Rishiri and Rebun island. I bet that it never let you down. The summer of Rishiri is very short, because of its location, the northernmost tip of...
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White-out Driving in the winter

White-out Driving in the winter

This is a winter driving in Hokkaido on 1st Feb 2016 on Hokkaido Express Way. It was heavy  snow condition. I couldn’t see the car just in front of may car. From Iwamizawa to Mikasa on Hokkaido Express Way. There...
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Ishiyama Open Space

Ishiyama Open Space

Ishiyama Open Space is located in the southern area of Sapporo. It takes 30 minutes from Sapporo station by car. The area was the diggings for soft rock called ‘Sapporo soft rock'(札幌軟石)  in the past. Now no digging here. Ishiyama...
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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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Lake Shikotsu-ko, Mysterious Lake in Chitose

Lake Shikotsu-ko, Mysterious Lake in Chitose

Lake Shikotsu-ko(支笏湖) is located in the city of Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan. This is a caldera lake and a part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park.
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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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Winter Driving in Sapporo and Hokkaido

Winter Driving in Sapporo and Hokkaido

When it comes to drive a car in winter, it is the most nervous one for locals not only visitors. It is very dangerous in the beginning and end of winter, which means November and March. In the beginning, roads are partly covered...
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Spring Water from Mt.Yoteizan in Kyogoku, Kyogoku Meisui Plaza

Spring Water from Mt.Yoteizan in Kyogoku, Kyogoku Meisui Plaza

This is Fukidashi Koen/park in Kyogoku, Niseko area. Fukiashi means 'spout water'. 80 thousand tons of spring water is coming from the foot of Mt.Yoteizan every day. The water amount to supply water for 300 thousand people's domestic use.
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60 min Parking on the road in the central area of Sapporo

60 min Parking on the road in the central area of Sapporo

Between Sapporo Station area and Odori, there are many parking area on the road. It just like a photo, the area marked with white lines where you can park your car.
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Sapporo Flood: Go Lake Shikotsuko via Chitose

Sapporo Flood: Go Lake Shikotsuko via Chitose

Roadblock from Sapporo to Lake Shikotsuko, route 453 due to the heavy rain on Sep,11 2014. You have to go to Lake Shikotsiko via Chitose city from Sapporo.
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Sapporo Flood: Route 341 Makomanai Goryo-line roadblock will be removed on Sep, 18

Sapporo Flood: Route 341 Makomanai Goryo-line roadblock will be removed on Sep, 18

On Sep, 18 12:00, route 341 Makomanai Goryo-line roadblock will be removed. The roadblock has been settled since Sep,11 due to the heavy rain. Then You can go to Takino-Suzuran Park via route 341 from route 36, Shinei or Kiyota ward and also go through to S...
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Itasha, not meaning a Italian car, it’s a kind of Otaku Culture at Kitamae Sapporo Manga Anime Festival 2014

Itasha, not meaning a Italian car, it’s a kind of Otaku Culture at Kitamae Sapporo Manga Anime Festival 2014

Itasha(痛車) is composed by two words. 'Ita'(痛) means hurt or painful and 'Sha'(車) means car. Then, Itasha refers to a car that looks like painful or terrible to see. Also it is too absurd to drive.
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