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…

Monbetsu Gakiya Zone

Monbetsu Gakiya Zone

About 3km south of the city center, this waterfront district (ガリヤゾーン) has an ice breaker pier, a beach (mid Ju…

Tancho Crane Watching in Tsurui

Tancho Crane Watching in Tsurui

In the northwest side of Kushiro Shitsugen, Tsurui (鶴居) is home of tancho (丹頂: Japanese crane), also called sa…

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 …

Moerenuma Park Art Scene

Moerenuma Park Art Scene

(モエレ沼公園) Approximately 10km northeast of the center, this grand-scale artistic park was designed by the world-…