Tokachi’s Deep North

Tokachi’s Deep North

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

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…

Shibetsu Rural Landscapes

Shibetsu Rural Landscapes

About 50km north of Asahikawa on Route 40 and JR Soya Line, the city of Shibetsu (士別市) is home to sheep farmin…

Bifuka and Haruki Murakami

Bifuka and Haruki Murakami

Forestry town Bifuka (美深町) is Japan’s northernmost large-scale rice producing area along Teshio-gawa. Route 27…

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…

Minamifurano and Lake Kanayama

Minamifurano and Lake Kanayama

On the south side of the Furano Basin, the modest town of Minamifurano (南富良野町) is dominated by the peaceful ar…

Nemuro and Nosappu-misaki

Nemuro and Nosappu-misaki

Japan’s most eastern mainland city, Nemuro (根室) is in the closest position to the 1150km-long Chishima Islands…

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…