Tag: Museum

Hokkaido Kawayu Onsen

Located between Kussharo-ko and Mashu-ko, the small onsen town of Kawayu (川湯温泉: meaning hot springs river) boasts highly acidic water supplied to the all hotels. There is a 24-hour free ashi-yu (あし湯: footbath) beside the small river. Kawayu Bathhouse (川湯公衆浴場)…

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Tourist-friendly Port Town Wakkanai

Japan’s northernmost city of Wakkanai (稚内) is an important turning point for all tourists. In summer Wakkanai is crowded with group tourists, railway enthusiasts, hiker, bikers and cyclists. They spend a couple of time in the town and its surroundings…

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Windy Cape Erimo-misaki

Japan’s most windy point on the level, the 60m-high cliff cape Erimo-misaki (襟裳岬 or えりも岬), beautiful form in Ainu, is the most dynamic coastal point in Hidaka juts out into the ocean. The mountain rocks are continued under the seabed,…

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Kobayashi Sake Brewery in Kuriyama

Hokkaido’s oldest sake brewery (小林酒造: Kobayashi Shuzo) established in 1878, this cultural place in Kuriyama has 18 stone and red brick kura (warehouses). The Kita-no-nishiki Memorial Museum (北の錦記念館) exhibits items of artistic drinking vessel in the 1944 old office building.…

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Rumoi ‘Golden’ Beach and Cape

More or less halfway on the Ororon Line between Otaru and Wakkanai along the Sea of Japan, the region’s small capital of Rumoi (留萌) was once herring fishing and colliery town. Today there is not a special detour but it…

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