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…

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…

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…

Foggy Port Town Kushiro

Foggy Port Town Kushiro

Kushiro (釧路) is Eastern Hokkaido’s largest port town (population 169,000) and one of Japan’s premier fishing b…

Otofuke Tokachigawa Onsen

Otofuke Tokachigawa Onsen

About 10km northeast of Obihiro, this serene riverside onsen resort (十勝川温泉) has a variety of hotels. The moor …

Day-trip to Jozankei Onsen

Day-trip to Jozankei Onsen

Set on the upper stream of Toyohira-gawa in the northern part of Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Jozankei (定山渓) i…