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5 Amazing Outdoor Things To Do in Biei, Hokkaido This Summer

If you are someone who loves to explore nature and enjoys activities such as cycling, the Taisetsu Mountain (大雪山) Range in Hokkaido (北海道) is the best place to be, as it has curvy panoramic roads offering a countless number of views. Biei (美瑛) is a small town in the Kamikawa (上川) district that is renowned…

8 Things To Do Around Rausu, the Easternmost Town of Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

Rausu (羅臼) is on the easternmost edge of the Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) overlooking Nemuro Strait (根室海峡) that separates Russia and Japan. With an estimated population of just over 5000, this is one of the least populated towns in Japan. Despite this, there are plenty of things to do in and around the pristine town of…

Explore Japan’s Northernmost City by Visiting These 5 Spots in Wakkanai, Hokkaido

Going farther north than Wakkanai (稚内) and Cape Soya (宗谷岬) would be quite difficult as they are the northernmost points of Japan. What’s after? Russia. But Wakkanai is not just the northernmost city of Japan, it is also the northernmost city you can access by train, and the only one I have seen where signs…

Things to Do In and Around Wakkanai Park, Hokkaido

Wakkanai Kōen (稚内公園) is a large park in the west of the town, which has over 4,000 wild cherry trees. Besides the nature, the park has historical monuments and statues with interesting stories, for example Monument of the Nine Maidens. There are a lot of nice spots around here, you should definitely visit it when…

Countless festivals and sightseeing spots of Otaru, Hokkaido

Otaru is a port city that is facing Ishikari Bay, located in Shiribeshi, Hokkaido, Japan. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations around Hokkaido and is in only 25 minutes of driving from Sapporo. Some attractions such as beautiful canal lined by old warehouses, the lit-up path at night, Herring mansion and…

Enjoy the summer beauty of Furano, Hokkaido

It’s a perfect timing for an article dedicated to the Lavender Field in Furano, Hokkaido. Indeed, just from now to middle of August it is the best period to plan your trip to Hokkaido! Lavender Field is a must-see in Japan! furano-honpo.com/ Hokkaido, the north island of Japan, is an amazing place for both tourist…