Tobetsu and Sweden Hills

Tobetsu and Sweden Hills

About 20km northeast of Sapporo cross the Ishikari-gawa, the rural town Tobetsu (当別町) is a good place to cycli…

Rebun-to Island

Rebun-to Island

Summer sees the narrow but attractive island of Rebun-to (礼文島) fill with nature lovers and hikers. Although th…

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 …

Hiking and Skiing Asahi-dake

Hiking and Skiing Asahi-dake

About 45km east of Asahikawa, the tiny highland village (at 1050m) of Asahidake Onsen (旭岳温泉) is the base for H…

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…

Western Shiretoko Highlights

Western Shiretoko Highlights

Picturesque lakes, waterfalls, rugged cliffs and onsen, Shiretoko West Coast (知床西海岸) is accessible by public t…

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…

Nukabira Gensenkyo Onsen Village

Nukabira Gensenkyo Onsen Village

Nukabira Gensenkyo (ぬかびら源泉郷) is a tranquil onsen village on the southeastern side of Daisetsuzan National Park…

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…