Shiretoko Rausu

Shiretoko Rausu

On the east coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula, the busy fishing town Rausu (羅臼町) is well-worth visiting for mar…

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…

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…

Touring Shimizu to Nakasatsunai

Touring Shimizu to Nakasatsunai

The rural town of Tokachi-Shimizu (十勝清水) is a key point of road traffic on Route 274, Route 38 and the Doto Ex…

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…

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…

Akabira Coal Mine Heritage

Akabira Coal Mine Heritage

Beyond the mountains from Utashinai or runs along the Sorachi-gawa from Takikawa, Akabira (赤平市) holds the orig…

Riceland Fukagawa

Riceland Fukagawa

The northernmost city of the Ishikari Plain that has a nickname Rice Land, Fukagawa (深川市) is a jumping-off poi…