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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…