Beautiful town Esashi keeping on good old day’s style

Beautiful town Esashi keeping on good old day’s style

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 of the oldest town like Matsumae, so that there are some old house and buildings in former times. These...
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Matsumaejo, Matsumae Castle, The Most Northan Castle in Japan

Matsumaejo, Matsumae Castle, The Most Northan Castle in Japan

Matsumae-jo(castle) is located in Matsumae town, the most southern Hokkaido, facing to Aomori prefecture over Tsugaru straits. Now, The new Shinkansen Line called ‘Hokkaido Shinkansen’, will be opened in 2015 from Aomori to Shin-Hakodate. There is ...
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Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura

Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura

This is theme park about Edo era of Japan. There are many events and attractions in the park. You will meet ninjyas and samurai. You have to show a ticket called ‘Tsuko Tegata’ at the entrance.
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Matsumae Sakura Festival Start on April 29 2015

Matsumae Sakura Festival Start on April 29 2015

Matsumae announced Sakura blooming on April 19 and the famous Matsumae Sakura Festival start on April 29. It ends on May 20. There are more than 250 types of Sakura and 10,000 trees in Matsumae. You might find Matsumae like Kyoto walking...
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Goryokaku Park [五稜郭公園]: Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido

Goryokaku Park [五稜郭公園]: Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido

city/town Hakodate(函館) from April 25 admission free open 24 hours castle closed 19:00-5:00 close none access Take a tram to Goryokaku Koen-mae(五稜郭公園前) and 15 min walk. tel 0138-40-3605 googlemap https://goo.gl/maps/WFZKK related article Hakodat...
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Matsumae Park [松前公園] : Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido

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

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 Matsushiro(松城) and 7min walk. tel 0139-42-2726 googlemap....
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Otaru Hina Doll Tour 2015

Otaru Hina Doll Tour 2015

Hina Doll’s festival is held on March 3 every year in Japan. This is the day for girls. The event shows several kinds of Hina doll which were passed through the generations and some were donated by citizens. You can take...
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Hina Doll Festival Tour 2015 in Historical Village of Hokkaido

Hina Doll Festival Tour 2015 in Historical Village of Hokkaido

Historical Village of Hokkaido held Hina doll festival from February 21 to March 21. The event shows 16 sets of Hina dolls made in Taisho era to late Showa era. These are very interesting and valuable items in Hokkaido. Date February...
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Nikka Whisky Factory Tour In Yoichi

Nikka Whisky Factory Tour In Yoichi

Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, is the leading person of Japanese Whisky. He studied abroad to Scotland for making whisky. This is the first factory he built in Japan. The factory tour with a guide is very nice and interesting....
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The Old Aoyama Villa

The Old Aoyama Villa

The old Aoyama Villa is located in Shukutsu, west of Otaru near Otaru Aquarium. This is a symbol of herring fishing. When the 2nd Aoyama family, Masakichi were thinking about the villa, his daughter Masae, 17 years old, planed a grandiose...
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Otaru Museum Canal Branch

Otaru Museum Canal Branch

Otaru Museum Canal Branch is located near Otaru Canal and next to Otaru Canal Plaza. This is the canal branch of Otaru museum which is located in Temiya, used to be called Otaru Transport Museum(小樽交通記念館). The museum restarted as the...
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Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru

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 peace of Hokkaido. After that, the present shrine was built here in 1896, but the...
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