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…

Rishiri-to Island

Rishiri-to Island

Soya Region’s highest peak soars heavenward, the spectacular Rishiri-to (利尻島) looks like little Mt Fuji floati…

Teuri-to Island

Teuri-to Island

Although it is 4km west of Yagishiri-to, Teuri-to (天売島) plays host to a million seabirds around the scenic coa…

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 …

Okushiri-to Island

Okushiri-to Island

Okushiri-to (奥尻島) is Southern Hokkaido’s only inhabited island (84km in circumference) covered with serene bee…

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…

Mint and Valley Town Takinoue

Mint and Valley Town Takinoue

Halfway between Kamikawa (north side of Daisetsuzan National Park) and Monbetsu along the clear stream of Shok…

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…

Lake Toya Ring Road

Lake Toya Ring Road

Toya-ko Gurutto Chokoku Koen (洞爺湖ぐるっと彫刻公園), a 43km lakeside circumference road, offers scenic views, pleasant …