Tancho Crane Watching in Tsurui

Tancho Crane Watching in Tsurui

In the northwest side of Kushiro Shitsugen, Tsurui (鶴居) is home of tancho (丹頂: Japanese crane), also called sa…

Museums in Kushiro

Museums in Kushiro

Kushiro City Museum Located on a lakeside hill of Harutori-ko (春採湖), the crane-shaped Kushiro City Museum (釧路市…

Foggy Port Town Kushiro

Foggy Port Town Kushiro

Kushiro (釧路) is Eastern Hokkaido’s largest port town (population 169,000) and one of Japan’s premier fishing b…

Ikeda Wine Castle in Tokachi

Ikeda Wine Castle in Tokachi

Dating back to 1974 as Japan’s first winery, the town-managed Wine Castle (ワイン城: Wain-jo) is located diagonall…

Otofuke Tokachigawa Onsen

Otofuke Tokachigawa Onsen

About 10km northeast of Obihiro, this serene riverside onsen resort (十勝川温泉) has a variety of hotels. The moor …

Obihiro Midorigaoka Park

Obihiro Midorigaoka Park

A 15-minute walk south of JR Obihiro Station along Koen-odori, the 50-hectare Midorigaoka Park (緑ヶ丘公園: opened …

Asahikawa Art and Craft Galleries

Asahikawa Art and Craft Galleries

Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art (北海道立旭川美術館) Located on the west side of Tokiwa Park, Northern Hokkaido’s best…

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 To…

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 t…

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 …