Sounkyo Onsen and Kuro-dake

Sounkyo Onsen and Kuro-dake

Set on the upper stream of Ishikari-gawa in the northeastern part of Daisetsuzan National Park, Sounkyo Onsen …

Mori and Nigorikawa Onsen

Mori and Nigorikawa Onsen

About 50km north of Hakodate on the way to Sapporo, Mori (森町) is a bayside forested town overlooking the doubl…

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 …

Esashi Oiwake Folk Song

Esashi Oiwake Folk Song

Esashi Oiwake (江差追分) folk song has been singing from the Edo period and is called the ‘king of min’yo (folk so…

Okura-yama Jump Stadium

Okura-yama Jump Stadium

Okura-yama Jump Stadium (大倉山ジャンプ競技場) is Japan’s most famous ski jump stadium built and donated by the industri…

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 …