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 …

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 …

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 know…

Touring Shimizu to Nakasatsunai

Touring Shimizu to Nakasatsunai

The rural town of Tokachi-Shimizu (十勝清水) is a key point of road traffic on Route 274, Route 38 and the Doto Ex…

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 ra…

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’…

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 Reg…

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…

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-nat…