Nemuro to Nosappu-misaki

Japan’s most eastern mainland city, Nemuro (根室) is in the closest position to the 1150km-long Chishima Islands that stretches from Hokkaido to Kamchatka. Nature-rich, the 60km-long Nemuro Peninsula (根室半島) is a perfect place for birdwatching, wildlife cruising, footpath hiking and…

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Shiretoko Utoro Onsen

Utoro Onsen (ウトロ温泉) is a small but lively port town about an hour by bus from Shari and an excellent base for exploring the peninsula for all travelers. In winter, you might be able to see ryuhyo (drift ice). Shiretoko…

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Hokkaido Kawayu Onsen

Located between Kussharo-ko and Mashu-ko, the small onsen town of Kawayu (川湯温泉: meaning hot springs river) boasts highly acidic water supplied to the all hotels. There is a 24-hour free ashi-yu (あし湯: footbath) beside the small river. Kawayu Bathhouse (川湯公衆浴場)…

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Teshikaga Mashu Onsen

Eastern Hokkaido’s first onsen town founded in 1883, Teshikaga (弟子屈) is a convenient location for exploring both Mashu-ko and Kussharo-ko by public transport or taxi. Mashu Station (摩周駅) on the Senmo Line is a gateway of the town center. Some…

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Shinshinotsu Onsen and Ice Fishing

Ishikari Region’s smallest agricultural village of Shinshinotsu (新篠津村) is ideal for rural driving and family vacation. You can enjoy camping and getting into hot water around the pretty lake. Shinotsu-ko (しのつ湖) The crescent-shaped lake Shinotsu-ko is the village’s big attraction.…

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