Mint and Valley Town Takinoue

Mint and Valley Town Takinoue

Halfway between Kamikawa (north side of Daisetsuzan National Park) and Monbetsu along the clear stream of Shok…

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 …

Hiking Uryu-numa Wetland

Hiking Uryu-numa Wetland

Uryu-numa Shitsugen Wetland (雨竜沼湿原: high altitude wetland) is referred to as the ‘heavenly paradise’ that make…

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…

Nakafurano Lavender Gardens

Nakafurano Lavender Gardens

Just 10km north of Furano, Nakafurano (中富良野町) is a dream destination for flower lovers and one of Hokkaido’s t…

Kamifurano Rustic Countryside

Kamifurano Rustic Countryside

On the northern side of the Furano Basin, the agricultural town Kamifurano (上富良野町) is a convenient jumping-off…

Wassamu and Shiokari Pass

Wassamu and Shiokari Pass

Heading north from Asahikawa, both the JR Soya Line and Route 40 climbing up to the Shiokari Pass and go down …

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…