Hokkaido Plus Explore Center

Hokkaido Plus Explore Center

Set on a picturesque pond on the ground floor, the virtual Explore Center has lots of tourist information on H…

Rumoi & Soya Travel Info

Rumoi & Soya Travel Info

Overview Rumoi and Soya regions shows off beautiful islands, pleasant sandy beaches, fishing towns, ocean-view…

Asahikawa & Furano Travel Info

Asahikawa & Furano Travel Info

Overview Going up along Japan’s third-longest river across the agricultural Ishikari Plain, Hokkaido’s second …

Okhotsk & Shiretoko Travel Info

Okhotsk & Shiretoko Travel Info

Overview As its name suggests, the idyllic Okhotsk Region (オホーツク地方) lies along the Sea of Okhotsk. The almost …

Kushiro & Nemuro Travel Info

Kushiro & Nemuro Travel Info

Overview These two neighboring regions from Kushiro Shitsugen National Park to the Nemuro Peninsula contains w…

Tokachi & Obihiro Travel Info

Tokachi & Obihiro Travel Info

‘Crossing the Karikachi Pass, there is real Hokkaido.’ The magnificent Tokachi is Japan’s ‘Agricultural Kingdo…

Iburi & Hidaka Travel Info

Iburi & Hidaka Travel Info

Overview Iburi Region’s Shikotsu-Toya National Park is one of Hokkaido’s most popular destinations with …

Otaru & Niseko Travel Info

Otaru & Niseko Travel Info

Overview Designated as Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park, this area (formally called Shiribeshi…

Tobetsu and Sweden Hills

Tobetsu and Sweden Hills

About 20km northeast of Sapporo cross the Ishikari-gawa, the rural town Tobetsu (当別町) is a good place to cycli…

Nibutani: Heart of Ainu Culture

Nibutani: Heart of Ainu Culture

The small riverside village of Nibutani (二風谷), northern part of Biratori Town (平取町), is a traditional heart of…

Rebun-to Island

Rebun-to Island

Summer sees the narrow but attractive island of Rebun-to (礼文島) fill with nature lovers and hikers. Although th…

Rishiri-to Island

Rishiri-to Island

Soya Region’s highest peak soars heavenward, the spectacular Rishiri-to (利尻島) looks like little Mt Fuji floati…

Teuri-to Island

Teuri-to Island

Although it is 4km west of Yagishiri-to, Teuri-to (天売島) plays host to a million seabirds around the scenic coa…

Yagishiri-to Island

Yagishiri-to Island

About 25km northwest of Haboro in Rumoi Region, Yagishiri-to (焼尻島) is something like a remote Scottish island …

Shiretoko Rausu

Shiretoko Rausu

On the east coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula, the busy fishing town Rausu (羅臼町) is well-worth visiting for mar…