How to enjoy Matsumae-jo seeing Sakura festival in April, The Most Northern Castle in Japan
2024.04.28
Historical Place

How to enjoy Matsumae-jo seeing Sakura festival in April, The Most Northern Castle in Japan

Matsumae Castle is located in Matsumae Town, the southernmost part of Hokkaido, facing Aomori Prefecture across the Tsugaru Strait. In 2015, the new H…Read More

Kitanonishiki, Kobayashi Sake Brewery in Kuriyama
2020.01.31
Factory Tour

Kitanonishiki, Kobayashi Sake Brewery in Kuriyama

Table of Contents Brand: about Kitanonishiki and their products History: how Kobayashi Sake Brewery has been standing here. Access: by car or …Read More

Sapporo Art Park
2020.01.25
Museum

Sapporo Art Park

The south side of Sapporo, it is located in Minami-ku(南区). Sapporo Art Park is so distant from Sapporo Central Area that people usually go there by ca…Read More

Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium: World Famous Stadium in Sapporo
2019.12.05
Museum

Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium: World Famous Stadium in Sapporo

This page was updated on Dec 5, 2019. The Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium (大倉山ジャンプ競技場) is located in Miyanomori, the west side of Maruyama area. Sapporo W…Read More

History of Hokkaido, Ainu Culture Promotion Center, Sapporo Pirka Kotan
2019.10.20
Ainu

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

Ainu Culture Promotion Center (Sapporo Pirka Kotan アイヌ文化センター サッポロピリカコタン) is a museum for understanding Ainu culture in Hokkaido. Pirika means beautifu…Read More

Hokkaido Museum
2015.10.27
Museum

Hokkaido Museum

Hokkaido museum is dedicated to the history and culture of Hokkaido. You will deeply understand what Hokkaido is. This is the largest museum about Hok…Read More

Arte Piazza Bibai
2015.09.17

Arte Piazza Bibai

Arte Piazza Bibai is the outdoor museum for Japanese noble sculptor, Kan Asuda. He lives in Italy and makes his sculptures. He was born in this city, …Read More

Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum
2015.08.23
Museum

Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Museum

Kayano Shigeru was one of the leader of Ainu not only Nibutani but also Hokkaido and Japan. He had devoted his life for recovering Ainu's rights as na…Read More

Nibutani Dam and Historical Museum of the Sarugawa River
2015.08.23
Historical Place

Nibutani Dam and Historical Museum of the Sarugawa River

Nibutani Dam is located in Nibutani, Biratori town. The dam has controversial history for its construction.  Nibutani is the sacred place for Ainu an…Read More

Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum
2015.08.23
Museum

Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum

Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum is one of the most substantial museum for Ainu culture. Nibutani is a sacred place for Ainu and the most famous place for…Read More

Maruichi Honmake, the former merchant house in Mashike
2015.07.08
Historical Place

Maruichi Honmake, the former merchant house in Mashike

Maruichi Honmake had a great deal of influence from Meiji to the middle of Showa era. The founder, Taizo Honma was managing a general store from 1875,…Read More

Kawamura Kaneto Ainu Museum, Asahikawa
2015.05.21
Museum

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 under…Read More

Otokoyama Sake Brewery and Sake Museum in Asahikawa
2015.05.13
Factory Tour

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 t…Read More

Matsumae house
2015.05.05
Historical Place

Matsumae house

This is a theme park about Matsumae in the Edo era. You can experience the old Matsumae town and cultures. There are 14 buildings that open to public…Read More

Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
2015.05.04
Museum

Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

It is located near JR Noboribetsu station just 5 minutes walking. The theme park was opened in 1990 and this is the biggest marine park in Hokkaido. …Read More

The Ainu Museum, Shiraoi Poroto Kotan
2015.04.04
Museum

The Ainu Museum, Shiraoi Poroto Kotan

The museum has been re-builded and will be opened as UPOPOI National Ainu Museum and Park on 24th April 2020. The museum is exhibiting Ainu culture o…Read More

Nikka Whisky Factory Tour In Yoichi(ニッカウヰスキー余市蒸留所)
2015.02.02
Factory Tour

Nikka Whisky Factory Tour In Yoichi(ニッカウヰスキー余市蒸留所)

Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, is the leading person of Japanese Whisky. He studied abroad to Scotland for making whisky. This is th…Read More

Otaru Museum Main Branch(小樽総合博物館)
2015.01.29
Museum

Otaru Museum Main Branch(小樽総合博物館)

Otaru Museum is located in Temiya, used to be called Otaru Transport Museum(小樽交通記念館). This is the main branch of Otaru museum. The museum has Canal br…Read More

Otaru Museum Canal Branch(小樽総合博物館 運河館)
2015.01.29
Museum

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

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 Temi…Read More

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center(函館縄文文化交流センター)
2014.12.18
Museum

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) is located in Usujiri Cho where it takes 1 hour by car. This is a museum for presenting the Jomon culture …Read More