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…

Mori and Nigorikawa Onsen

Mori and Nigorikawa Onsen

About 50km north of Hakodate on the way to Sapporo, Mori (森町) is a bayside forested town overlooking the doubl…

Wassamu and Shiokari Pass

Wassamu and Shiokari Pass

Heading north from Asahikawa, both the JR Soya Line and Route 40 climbing up to the Shiokari Pass and go down …

Matsumae Castle and Temple Town

Matsumae Castle and Temple Town

Hokkaido’s only castle town, Matsumae (松前) is known as ‘Little Kyoto of the North’, and the former feudal poli…

Hakodate Goryokaku Park

Hakodate Goryokaku Park

Goryokaku (五稜郭) was Japan’s first Western-style fort built in 1864, but it was deserted after the last battle …