Sunflower Town Nayoro

Sunflower Town Nayoro

At the heart of the Nayoro Basin (名寄盆地), this agricultural city makes a good base for several excursions in th…

Minamifurano and Lake Kanayama

Minamifurano and Lake Kanayama

On the south side of the Furano Basin, the modest town of Minamifurano (南富良野町) is dominated by the peaceful ar…

Nemuro Footpaths

Nemuro Footpaths

Along JR Nemuro Line there are several trails known as Nemuro Footpaths (根室フットパス) with very well signposted. T…

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…

Lake Mashu and Viewpoints

Lake Mashu and Viewpoints

There are no rivers flowing into or from the caldera lake, Mashu-ko (摩周湖) is up to 211m deep and once the clea…

Lake Akan and Akanko Onsen

Lake Akan and Akanko Onsen

In the western part of Akan-Mashu National Park, Akanko Onsen (阿寒湖温泉 area is Eastern Hokkaido’s classic touris…