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I am a around 50-year-Japanese old boy, and the concept of my blog is "Nature, Onsen, Tasty Foods and", so I index my blog posts that I found nature, tourist attractions, onsen and foods in the Hokkaido on the internet, and I mainly introduce about the Hokkaido to the non-Hokkaido people. I am bad English, so I apologize if you do not understand the meaning.
I am from Nayoro, and used to live in Kushiro and Sapporo, and have been back Hokkaido after I lived in Kanagawa prefecture for 14 years again. Compared to other people living in the Hokkaido for ages, there are a lot of things I do not know. So I discover something new every day. Although I do not write more in-depth articles, I write articles among Roundup website, Wikipedia and blog, and I want to stimulate reader's interest. My aim is that Hokkaido's charms attract readers.
By all means, please come to the Hokkaido by lust if you yield to temptation. Non-daily world such as nature, arresting roads, good sake, tasty dishes and great various onsen look forward to you. I think that it might be hard to travel the Hokkaido now due to coronavirus, but I would appreciate if my articles is useful for your Hokkaido travel someday. In addition, I and Mr. O, my ex-coworker, also created Go! Go! Hokkaido! and Touch! Hokkaido! in Japanese.
Latest posts and Hokkaido Information of SNS in Japanese are displayed.
Trappistine Convent (トラピスチヌ修道院) is located in the east part of Hakodate downtown. Visitors can buy Trappistine Convent noted French Cake Madalena (フランスケーキ マダレナ), cookies and white chocolate.Read More
Edwin Dun Memorial Park (エドウィン・ダン記念公園) is a city park in Makomanai, Minami ward, Sapporo city. The park is known as a good place to see cherry blossoms in a spring and fall foliage in an autumn.Read More
Gyokusen Hall Ruins Park (玉泉館跡地公園) is a Japanese garden park in Iwamizawa city. The garden is well-known for enjoying seasonal flowers and plants, and is popular with local people. Especially, the park is famous for cherry blossom spot and fall foliage spot.Read More
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
I intoroduce articles related to the season.
Miyama Pass (深山峠) is a pass along Furano National Route (National Route 237) in Kami-furano town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and the altitude is about 300 m. Miyama Pass Observation Deck (深山峠展望台) is built, too, and Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) and Daisetsuzan Mountain Range can be seen from the viewing platform.Read More
Himarwari-no-Sato (ひまわりの里) is sunflower fields in Hokuryu town. The sunflower fields of 23.1 ha are planted. Whole planted area of the sunflowers in the Hokuryu is 100 ha, and it is the largest planted area in Japan.Read More
Shichiku Garden (紫竹ガーデン) is a popular garden that is one of 8 gardens chosen by Hokkaido Garden Path (北海道ガーデン街道) in the southern part of Obihiro city, and is far away from the downtown of the Obihiro, and is near Kofuku Station (幸福駅) and Tokachi Obihiro Airport.Read More
Hokkaido is roughly divided into 4 areas,
Northern Hokkaido, Central Hokkaido, Eastern Hokkaido and Southern Hokkaido.
Each areas have good nature tourist attractions, tasty foods and comfortable onsen.
I recommend the Northern Hokkaido and the Eastern Hokkaido if you like driving cars or riding motorcycles.
I recommend the Southern hokkaido if you like onsen and history.
The Central Hokkaido is all-around sights. Have a trip, by all means!
Abashiri Prison Museum (博物館網走監獄) is one of most popular tourist attractions of Abashiri city between Lake Abashiri and Mt. Tento-san. Buildings of former Abashiri prison (旧網走刑務所) were moved to here, and rebuilt on large land of 169,264 m2, and it has been opend since 1983.Read More
Tokkarisho is a beauty spot on the outer beach of Etomo Peninsula (絵鞆半島) in the south part of Muroran city, and the beautiful coastline and the blue sea can be viwed. Originally Ainu people called Txukarisho (トゥカリショ), and it means Earless Seal Rocks (アザラシ岩).Read More
Hokkaido is famous for rich hot springs, and has the most onsen places in Japan.
About 250 onsen places are located in various parts of the Hokkaido.
Types of the hot springs are the second most types after Oita prefecture in Japan.
There are a lot of the onsen places along magma zone from the southern part of the Hokkaido to Shiretoko Peninsula,
and tourists can enjoy the hot springs in famous hot spring resorts such as Yunokawa Onsen and Sounkyo Onsen.
In addition, tourists can enjoy moor hot spring, nature onsen and secret onsen, too. Enjoy taking a bath, by all means!
Yunokawa Onsen (湯の川温泉) is a famous hot-spring resort in the eastern part of Hakodate city. Hot springs spring 7000 liters everyday, so a quantity of the hot springs is abundant, too. 1.8 million tourists come here, and is one of the 3 major hot spring resorts in Hokkaido with Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉) and Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉).Read More
Niseko Yumoto Onsen (ニセコ湯本温泉) is a hot spring place at around 560 m above sea level in Rankoshi town located in the southwestern part of Sapporo city.Read More
Asahi Onsen (旭温泉) is a hot spring place in Enbetsu town between Wakkanai city and Rumoi city. A signboard of Enbetsu Asahi Onsen (えんべつ旭温泉) is a mark along Ororon Line (オロロンライン * National Route 232), and visitors turn and go straight for around 6 km, and the end of the road is the Asahi Onsen. Only the Enbetsu Asahi Onsen is built there.Read More
Hokkaido is well-known for rich nature. Flowers such as lavenders of Furano and sunflowers of Hokuryu
and wetlands such as Kushiro-shitsugen wetland and Sarobetsu plain and beautiful sceneries of the sea such as Kiritappu and Shakotan Peninsula
andisolated islands such as Rebun island and Yagishiri island and unique topography such as Nemuro and Cape Soya are famous.
The Hokkaido has a lots of other good nature touris attractions, too. See those, by all means!
Blue Pond (青い池) is a man-made pond near Shirakaba Road (白樺街道 * Hokkaido Road 966) in Shirogane district, Biei town located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and is surrounded by trees at about 500 m above sea level.Read More
Mt. Tarumae (樽前山) is an active volcano at an altitude of 1,041 m in the northwestern part of Tomakomai city, and is well-known as a symbol of the Tomakomai. In Shikotsu-Toya National Park, the mountain adjoins Mt. Fushidake in the southwestern part of Lake Shikotsu, and is one of 3 major mountain around the Lake Shikotsu together with the Mt. Fushidake and Mt. Eniwadake.Read More
Lake Toyoni (豊似湖) is a freshwater lake at about 260 m elevation in Erimo town located in the southeastern part of Tomakomai city, and was named after Mt. Toyonidake (豊似岳) near the lake. The Toyoni means A place with soil in Ainu language, and the lake is not related to its name.Read More
Hokkaido is called "Treasure Chest of Foods".
Vegetables such as potatoes and onions harvested in the whole of the Hokkaido
and seafood such as scallops, sea urchins and fishes caught along coastal regions
and meats such as beef, pork and chicken are famous for tasty foods.
I often discover unusual foods and tasty foods at places that I visit.
I recommend to tourists that they should eat fresh foods at the places. Eat those, by all means!
Ganso Butadon Pancho (豚丼のぱんちょう) is a long-established store specializing in pork rice bowl founded in 1933 in Obihiro city, and is near Obihiro Station. The Pancho in Japanese reading means A restaurant in Chinese, and is well-known for serving a pork rice bowl for the first time. Mr. Takayuki Abe (阿部 孝之) is a restaurant owner at present.Read More
Aioi Bussankan (相生物産館) is a commercial facility adjacent to Aioi Railway Park (相生鉄道公園) at Roadside Station Aioi (あいおい), Tsubetsu town located in the southern part of Kitami city, and is near Shige-chan Land (シゲチャンランド).Read More
Mirupisu Store (ミルピス商店) is a popular juice store near Cape Kustugata in Kustugata, Rishiri island, and is located in the western part of the island. Speaking of the Rishiri, Kombu or Mirupisu (ミルピス) are famous. The mirupisu is well-known as a homemade lactic acid drink sold only in the Rishiri Island.Read More
I refer Japanese travel agency to readers.
If you think about a travel to Hokkaido, I hope the following is useful for you.
In Hokkaido, some festivals such as summer festivals and winter festivals are held depending on seasons.
The most famous summer festival is YOSAKOI Soran Festival held in Sapporo.
In addtion, various bon festivals are held in each cities, towns and villages.
The most famous winter festival is Sapporo Snow Festival.
In addition, some events using snow or ice are held in the each cities, towns and villages, too.
Enjoy events, by all means!
Sapporo Snow Festival (札幌雪まつり) is a snow event held in Sapporo city, and has been held since 1950, and the biggest snow festival event in Hokkaido, and one of 3 major snow festivals in the world together with Québec Winter Carnival in Canada and Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China.Read More
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park (東藻琴芝桜公園) is in Higashimokoto, Ozora town located in the southern part of Abashiri city, and is well-known as one of the largest place famous for moss pink together with Takinoue Shibazakura Park (滝上芝桜公園), and Higashimokoto Moss Pink Feastival (東藻琴芝桜祭) is famous as one of 3 major Okhotsk Spring Festival together with Kamiyubetsu Tulip Festival (かみゆうべつチューリップフェスティバル) and Takinoue Moss Pink Festival (滝上芝桜祭).Read More
Yosakoi Soran Festival (YOSAKOIソーラン祭り) in Sapporo is a dance event mixed Yosakoi Festival (よさこい祭) in Kochi with a song of the herring fishing Soran Bushi (ソーラン節 * Folk Tune Interjected as the Refrain of Soran) familiar to Hokkaido people.Read More
Hokkaido has a vast land, and is almost as large as Ireland Island, the 3rd largest island in Europe. Everything that is written on Twitter below is just right. The distance among Wakkanai, Hakodate and Nemuro is as far as Ishikawa, Wakayama and Chiba, so I guess that readers can know the vast land.Read More
Toilets are roughly divided into 3 types in the Japan. The first is a urinal for men, and the second is a Japanese-style toilet, and the last is Japanese Western-style toilet. In adittion, the Japan has 2 types of excretion treatment method, flush toilet and vault toilet, and the flush toilet is more sanitary than the vault toilet.Read More
Japanese like bathing in hot water. Because the bathing has been valued by teachings of Buddha and Shinto religion, and a cold winter comes to Japan, Japanese have a habit of warming their bodies in the hot bathtub widely. The bathing makes us feel so good, and it is the happy time for a lot of Japanese.Read More
Today's special articles are below.
Men Eiji Hiragishi Base (麺eiji 平岸ベース) is a popular ramen restraunt run by Furukawa corp. at a residential area, Toyohira ward, Sapporo city. They were given the Bib Gourmand by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition.Read More
Otokoyama Sake Brewery (男山株式会社) is a sake brewing maker in Nagayama located in the northeastern part of Asahikawa city, and Otokoyama Junmai Daiginjoshu (男山 純米大吟醸) has been given the gold medal by Monde Selection for about 40 years ago.Read More
Rishirifuji Onsen (利尻富士温泉) is a hot spring place in Rishiri Island (利尻島) located in the northern part of Hokkaido. Rishirifuji Onsen Recreation Facility (利尻富士温泉保養施設) is around 1.5 km away from Oshidomari Ferry Terminal.Read More