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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.
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I searched various accommodations in Hokkaido on the internet, and summarised those. But I guess that those are not all accommodations in the Hokkaido and some accommodations may close down. But it is convenient for business people and tourists to look for accommodations in specific cities, towns and villages, so my article is just for reference purposes.Read More
Trappistine Convent (トラピスチヌ修道院) is located in the eastern 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
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
I intoroduce articles related to the season.
Shiokari Pass (塩狩峠) is a pass with altitude of about 260 m in Wassamu town (和寒) located in the northern direction of Asahikawa city, and is a strategic traffic point connecting the Asahikawa with Northern Hokkaido. National Route 40 (Nayoro National Route) and Soya Main Line (宗谷本線) are built on the pass.Read More
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park (かみゆうべつチューリップ公園) is in in Kamiyubetsu, Yubetsu town located in the northern direction of Kitami city, and is well-known as 2 major places famous for tulips together with Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park (滝野すずらん公園).Read More
Tree of Success (合格の木) is a solo cherry tree in Okushunbetsu, Teshikaga town, and is near Okushunbetsu Shrine (奥春別神社). The lonely tree designed as a precious tree by the Teshikaga town is planted at a ranch.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!
Otaru Canal (小樽運河) is a canal in the center of Otaru city, and is located in the east part of the Otaru Station, and the distance between the Otaru Canal and the station is about 700 m.Read More
Kita-no-Kanaria Park (北のカナリアパーク) is a tourist attraction in the southern part of Rebun Island (礼文島), and is nearly southernmost tip of the island.Read More
Horomi Pass Lookout Parking Lot (幌見峠駐車公園) a viewing point run by Yumekobo Sato (夢工房さとう) on a small hill of about 310 m elevation in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and is near Maruyama Park (円山公園) and Asahiyama Memorial Park (旭山記念公園).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!
Toyako Onsen (洞爺湖温泉) is a large hot-spring resort located in the south side of Lake Toya (洞爺湖) between Toya town and Sobetsu town, and is one of the 5 major hot spring resorts in Hokkaido with Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉), Yunokawa Onsen (湯の川温泉), Sounkyo Onsen (層雲峡温泉) and Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉). 3 million tourists come every year.Read More
Toyotomi Onsen (豊富温泉) is a hot spring place located in Toyotomi town in the southern part of Wakkanai city, and is on the foot of Toyotomi Onsen Ski Resort (豊富温泉スキー場). It is far from the city area, and takes about 10 minutes by a vehicle. Toyotomi Onsen has hot springs mixed oil, and is famous for effective for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.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!
Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland National Park (釧路湿原国立公園) among Kushiro city, Kushiro town, Shibecha town and Tsurui village is a famous tourist attraction in the Eastern Hokkaido, and about 500,000 people visit every year, and is the largest wetland with 18,290 ha in Japan.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 Shumarinai (朱鞠内湖) is a man-made lake in Horokanai town located in the northern part of Asahikawa city, and is well-known for the largest man-made lake in Japan. 13 big and small islands float on the surface of the lake, and a feature of the lake is complicated topography like a fjord. The perimeter of the lake is about 40 km. The maximum water depth is 40 m.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
Benbeya (べんべや) is a popular pastry store based in Sapporo city, and has been established since 1990. The benbe means Benbe village (弁辺村), and the founder was from Toyoura town (豊浦 * former Benbe village), so he named his pastry store as the name of his birth place. B Ligare corp. runs it, and Mr. Daisuke Doi (土井 大輔) is an owner chef at present.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.
Seiichi is a popular buckwheat noodle restaurant founded in about 2006 at Horokanai Koryu Plaza in Horokanai town located in the northwestern direction of Asahikawa city. Mr. Seiichi Mizusaki (水崎 精一) is a restraunt owner.Read More
The Sun Kurodo (The Sun 蔵人) is a popular confectionery store along a plane lined tree street in Kaguraoka, Asahikawa city, and has opened since 2000, and is near Kaguraoka Park and Kaguraoka Station. Their products such as Kuranama Cookie (蔵生), Kamadashigura Sweet Bun (釜蒸し蔵), Hojogura Sweet Bun (豊穣蔵), White Baumkuchen, cakes and soft serve ice creams are popular.Read More