Iburi & Hidaka e-Brochures

Iburi & Hidaka e-Brochures

Overview Iburi Region’s Shikotsu-Toya National Park is one of Hokkaido’s most popular destinations with foreigners and easily accessible from Sapporo.…

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 Ainu culture…

Tomakomai’s Pleasant Landscapes

Tomakomai’s Pleasant Landscapes

The coastal industrial city of Tomakomai (苫小牧市) has one of Japan’s vital commercial ports facing the Pacific Ocean. A number…

Lake Toya Ring Road

Lake Toya Ring Road

Toya-ko Gurutto Chokoku Koen (洞爺湖ぐるっと彫刻公園), a 43km lakeside circumference road, offers scenic views, pleasant campsites, tiny shrines and 58 sculptures.…

How to Visit the Stables in Hidaka

How to Visit the Stables in Hidaka

Hidaka Region (日高地方) is Japan’s top racehorse breeding ground with countless stables. If you plan to visit the countless stables…

Shinhidaka Sakura and Ainu Culture

Shinhidaka Sakura and Ainu Culture

Halfway between Tomakomai and Erimo, Hidaka Region’s largest town Shinhidaka (新ひだか町) is a base of visit the engaging racehorse stables…

Windy Cape Erimo-misaki

Windy Cape Erimo-misaki

Japan’s most windy point on the level, the 60m-high cliff cape Erimo-misaki (襟裳岬 or えりも岬), beautiful form in Ainu, is…

Toyoura: Scenic Bayside Town

Toyoura: Scenic Bayside Town

On the rugged northern coast of the Uchiura Bay (Funka-wan) is a small town of Toyoura (豊浦) just outside of…

Showa-shinzan and Usu-zan

Showa-shinzan and Usu-zan

Showa-shinzan This 398m-high active volcano (昭和新山) appeared in 1944 (Showa period) in the countryside, close to Usu-zan. Today the ground…

Lake Toya and Toyako Onsen

Lake Toya and Toyako Onsen

The calm caldera lake of Toya-ko (洞爺湖) is a unique tourist spot in the western part of Shikotsu-Toya National Park.…

Things to Do in Noboribetsu Onsen

Things to Do in Noboribetsu Onsen

Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉) is one of Japan’s most famous hot spring resorts bustling with international tourists. About 10,000 tons of…