Nibutani: Heart of Ainu Culture

Nibutani: Heart of Ainu Culture

The small riverside village of Nibutani (二風谷), northern part of Biratori Town (平取町), is a traditional heart of…

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 …

Explore Otaru Hillside Area

Explore Otaru Hillside Area

If you are interested in Otaru’s hidden historic shrines, temples and churches, South side of Minami-Ota…

Bear and Beach Town Tomamae

Bear and Beach Town Tomamae

The windy town of Tomamae (苫前町) is known for the worst bear attack in Japanese history. In 1915, seven setters…

Obira Herring Hut and Beaches

Obira Herring Hut and Beaches

About 10km north of Rumoi, Obira (小平町) was also once a herring fishing village, and there were underground coa…

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…