Mt. Moiwa, spectacular Sapporo sightseeing

Mt. Moiwa (藻岩山 – Moiwa-San) is located in the center of Sapporo at 531 meter altitude. The summit of the mountain is the best sightseeing spot. There is an observation deck there which allows you to have a spectacular view of the city of Sapporo. The deck welcome.city.sapporo.jp/ To get to the summit of the…

Discover Amazing Nature Around Toya Lake, Sapporo

Toya Lake in the southwestern part of Hokkaido belongs to Shikotsu Toya National Park. This lake is about 71 kilometers square in surface going 10 km east to west, and 9 km south to north. There is an active volcano Mt. Usu nearby which most recent eruption was in 2000. Toya Lake never freezes, even…

The Best Zoo in Japan: Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido!

The best zoo in Japan, Asahiyama Zoo Have you heard of Asahiyama zoo? This zoo got first prize in a few Japanese zoo rankings such as on trip adviser. In this article, I will tell you the reasons why Asahiyama zoo got the first prize and what it’s special features are! pilotfree.com/ 1. Exhibition types…

Get your souvenir shopping ON in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Visiting a place without buying a souvenir can make you feel that your trip wasn’t complete. In Sapporo, there are many good places to hunt for souvenirs, but some people may not know what shop or mall they should visit. Well, I have some nice information about the shopping places. Pay attention if you visit…

Admiring Human-made Geometry in Moerenuma Park

Moerenuma Park (モエレ沼公園 – Moerenuma Ko-en) is a park in the northeastern part of Sapporo, it’s construction started in 1982 and finished only in 2005. The name “moerenuma” comes from the Ainu word “Moyre pet” which means ‘a slowly flowing river’. The park is 1,89-km square, with 120 playgrounds, about 3,000 cherry trees, and parking…

Learn about Ainu people in Hokkaido Museum

Ainu or Aynu in Japan are indigenous people who originally lived in Hokkaido. They also lived in the Northeast part of Honshu island and Sakhalin, the island in the east coast of Russia. It is not easy to meet Ainu people nowadays. Throughout the history Ainu people have been oppressed up until Meiji era. During…

Hokkaido Milk and Other Dairy Products: The Best in Japan

Hokkaido is the largest of 47 Japanese prefectures and is located in the north of Japan, the closest one to Russia. This amazing prefecture’s biggest city is Sapporo, the capital. Sapporo is the home of Sapporo Snow Festival, one of the biggest snow festival in the world. You will be amazed with big snow sculptures…

Hokkaido Shrine Traditional Shinto Festival

Hokkaido Shrine Hokkaido shrine is a Shinto Shrine located in Maruyama area, just after three stops west of Odori(center of Sapporo). Hokkaido shrine was built in 1869. The government abrogated the feudal domain system and replaced it with prefectures to centralize the political authority. Emperor Meiji selected three protecting deities for the shrine from the…

Shiroikoibito Park The Heaven for Sweets Lovers

Shiroikoibito Park Hokkaido, one of the Japanese beautiful prefecture is rich with many touristic spots attracting domestic and international visitors. And for sweets lovers, there is a place in Hokkaido called Shiroikoibito Park. Shiroikoibito Park is a place where you can enjoy many activities related to sweets and cakes. Here are some interesting places you…
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5 Yummy Hokkaido Sweets

Hokkaido is well-known in Japan for being a producer of delicious dairy products. Butter, cheese, milk – you name it, Hokkaido makes a tasty version of it. Hokkaido, being large, has plenty of room for farmland meanining that there is plenty of tasty produce grown in the area too! This is also reflected in the…
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