Daisetsuzan National Park is the largest national park in Japan. It consists of mountains such as Asahi-dake, Kitaizen, Mt. Mitake, Aktaki and Tokachi dake. It has a wide variety of animals and plants within this national park. Asahidake is the highest mountain in Hokkaido and it is 2,290 meters tall. There is an easy way of reaching the top of this mountain, which is ...
In Japan, it is not very common to have BBQ Lamb. However, no matter whether you love to eat lamb or if you are afraid to have lamb, you must visit the "Miru-Kuru Main Store" in Hokkaido. There are not too many choices that you can choose within the restaurant, and you must try the Hokkaido Lamb, Onion and Korean Kimchi. The BBQ Lamb does not have strong smell and th...
From December to February every year, the main purpose for Hokkaido is skiing, and the local ski resorts have their own characteristics.The Sapporo-Kokusai Ski Resort is one of the most famous ski resorts in Japan and is also the largest ski resort in Sapporo. You can reach there from Sapporo City in 60 minutes, and it is just 40 minutes from Otaru. It is conveniently loca...
If you happen to be in Otaru, you will definitely visit the old warehouse as well as enjoying the gas lights along the way. The scenery along the canal is beautiful. However, there are many people visiting the area and therefore it is not easy to take photos. If you would like to enjoy good views of the canal, perhaps you should visit the area called “Otaru Denuki” nearby....
The Jozankei Onsen is located in Sapporo, Japan. It is a famous hot spring area in Hokkaido and is only 1 hour drive from the Sapporo city center. The history of this place can trace back to 1866 and it has been a very popular hot spring area since the old days. This place has over 56 hot springs and there are plenty of hot spring resorts. There are also some free hot ...
The evening view of Hakodate is very famous. You can view the entire city from the Hakodate Hill and you can also view it from the Kanemori Kosaku Warehouse in the bay area. Actually, Hakodate is one of the oldest trading ports in japan and the Kanemori Kosaku Warehouse actually witnessed the development of the shipping companies. It is also an important landmark of the ci...
The Zerubu Hill is an excellent place to go in Hokkaido during summer. It is situated in the area of  Patchwork no Machi and covers an area of 8 hectares. It has excellent scenery and when the summer comes, you will see an endless flower sea. You can enjoy flowers and Mount Tokachi view from this place.   There are many different types of flowers such as sunfl...
The Shakotan Peninsula is situated in the northwestern part of Hokkaido. It is just further ahead if you travel from Sapporo to Otaru and Yoichi. At the tip of the peninsula, you will see Cape Kamui as well as the famous sea urchin. Tamura Iwataro Store uses fresh ingredients such as sea urchin from the nearby US controlled sea in near Shakotan Peninsula, and it only ope...