Otaru & Niseko Travel Info

Otaru & Niseko Travel Info

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

Explore Otaru Hillside Area

Explore Otaru Hillside Area

If you are interested in Otaru’s hidden historic shrines, temples and churches, South side of Minami-Ota…

Onsen Experience in Niseko

Onsen Experience in Niseko

After a hard day, getting into onsen (温泉: hot springs) around Niseko ski areas or JR train stations. The Nisek…

Mineral Water Park in Kyogoku

Mineral Water Park in Kyogoku

An easily accessible place from Kutchan, the rural town of Kyogoku (京極) is famous for its mineral water (名水: m…

Shakotan Peninsula West Coast

Shakotan Peninsula West Coast

Perhaps the Shakotan Peninsula’s scenic west coast (積丹西海岸) is less popular than the east coast, however you wi…

Shakotan Peninsula East Coast

Shakotan Peninsula East Coast

Best known for both dramatic cliffs and cobalt blue ocean, the Shakotan Peninsula (積丹半島) juts out into the Sea…

Fruit Picking in Yoichi and Niki

Fruit Picking in Yoichi and Niki

With many kajuen (果樹園: orchards) scattered the countryside between Yoichi (余市) and Niki (仁木), so you can exper…

Nostalgic Port Town Otaru

Nostalgic Port Town Otaru

Otaru (小樽) is a nostalgic port town grew rapidly since the 1880s, a number of major trading companies and bank…