Yagishiri-to Island

Yagishiri-to Island

About 25km northwest of Haboro in Rumoi Region, Yagishiri-to (焼尻島) is something like a remote Scottish island that has a…

Sunflower Town Hokuryu

Sunflower Town Hokuryu

Knowns as Japan’s largest sunflower fields (himawari-batake), this small agricultural town (北竜町) is a popular destination with Asian tourists in…

Asahikawa Kamuikotan: God Lives in Ainu

Asahikawa Kamuikotan: God Lives in Ainu

Kamuikotan (神居古潭: meaning ‘God Lives’ in Ainu) is a legendary scenic gorge along Ishikari-gawa with unusual geological features and rocks.…

Hokkaido’s Largest Lake Saroma-ko

Hokkaido’s Largest Lake Saroma-ko

Limitless and spread out, Saroma-ko (サロマ湖) is Hokkaido’s largest lake (152-sq-km) as well as Japan’s largest lagoon connected with the…

Salmon Town Nemuro-Shibetsu

Salmon Town Nemuro-Shibetsu

At the gateway of both the Shiretoko and Notsuke peninsulas, Nemuro Region’s Shibetsu (標津町) is best known for its fresh…

Shintoku: Gateway of Tokachi

Shintoku: Gateway of Tokachi

The refreshing highland town of Shintoku (新得町) is the main gateway of Tokachi Region and has grown into the railway…

Explore Agricultural City Furano

Explore Agricultural City Furano

Northern Hokkaido’s top agricultural city of Furano produces a wide range of vegetables, high-quality cheese and wine. The main attractions…

Biei Rural Village Cycling

Biei Rural Village Cycling

Hokkaido’s most famous countryside on the distinctive undulating hills, Biei (美瑛町) is something like a France’s mini rural village. The…

Riceland Fukagawa

Riceland Fukagawa

The northernmost city of the Ishikari Plain that has a nickname Rice Land, Fukagawa (深川市) is a jumping-off point for…

Pretty Rural Town Kenbuchi

Pretty Rural Town Kenbuchi

Kenbuchi (剣淵町) is one of the prettiest rural towns in Northern Hokkaido but it is not touristy than Furano Region.…

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 the…

Kamishihoro Naitai Kogen Farm

Kamishihoro Naitai Kogen Farm

Agricultural town Kamishihoro (上士幌町) is beautifully sited on Northern Tokachi. It is a good base for cycling in the nearby…

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Park (大沼公園) is Southern Hokkaido’s most popular and picturesque resort that is designated as a quasi-national park. The volcanic…