Wander Around Central Monbetsu

Wander Around Central Monbetsu

Monbetsu (紋別市) is the third-largest city in Okhotsk Region and most travelers come here to take an ice breaker…

Tokachi’s Deep North

Tokachi’s Deep North

Halfway between Nukabira Gensenkyo and Sounkyo in Daisetsuzan National Park, Kamishihoro’s northernmost …

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…

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…

Mashike Historic Buildings

Mashike Historic Buildings

Mashike (増毛) is Rumoi Region’s most historic town with fine stone and wooden buildings around the old train st…

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…

Explore Hakodate Bay Area

Explore Hakodate Bay Area

About 1km south from the Morning Market, Hakodate’s historic waterfront area is dotted with red brick warehous…

Mineral Water Park in Kyogoku

Mineral Water Park in Kyogoku

An easily accessible place from Kutchan, the rural town of Kyogoku (京極) is famous for its mineral water (名水: m…

Odori Park and Varied Festivals

Odori Park and Varied Festivals

Sapporo’s most famous park across the city center, Odori Park (大通公園: meaning ‘large street’) was developed as …