How to walk in Matsumae

How to walk in Matsumae

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 to Matsumae, you may go to the Matsumae house(松前藩屋敷). It is located in the north of Matsumae Park(松前公園). Matsumae Castel(松前城)...
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Higashihonganji-Temple Hakodate Branch

Higashihonganji-Temple Hakodate Branch

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 look down Bay Area, you will see a big tiled roof. That is Higashihonganji Hakodate Branch. It i...
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Shomyoji Temple

Shomyoji Temple

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 temple next to Koryuji in Hakodate. It is said that a priest named Enryu built an Amida-an in Kameda...
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Koryu-ji Temple in Hakodate

Koryu-ji Temple in Hakodate

Koryu-ji Temple(高龍寺) is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate and near Hakodate fishing port, the north-west side of Mt.Hakodate. The temple is the oldest existing one in Hakodate.  The main gate is outstanding and its historical value is so important...
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Maruyama Hachijyu Hakkasho: Urban Virgin Forest in Sapporo

Maruyama Hachijyu Hakkasho: Urban Virgin Forest in Sapporo

Maruyama Hachijyu-Hakkasho(円山八十八カ所) is a pilgrimage round like the celebrated 88 Buddhist temples in Shikoku. There are many Jizo(bodhisattvas) on the way to the top of Mt.Maruyama instead of temples.
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