Entries Tagged as 'Hokkaido'

水曜日, 4月 17th, 2013

Biei Shirogane Forest Nature Tour

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Biei Shirogane Forest Nature Tour

To fully enjoy the nature of Biei, a snow shoeing tour with a nature guide is definitely a recommendation. Daisetuzan National Park is located at the center of Hokkaido. I was guided to the Shirogane Forest at the base of the Tokachidake Mountains.
First, let’s take a look at the Blue River near the Shirogane [...]

月曜日, 4月 8th, 2013

Biei Winter Guide

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Biei Winter Guide

The vast lands of Hokkaido in the wintertime get covered with silver snow. Amongst all, Biei has an exceptional view and is used in TV dramas and movies. The unique landscape created by the volcanic eruption of the Tokachidake Mountains turns white with snow. Pine and poplar trees that scatter the land complete the picture [...]

木曜日, 2月 21st, 2013

Furano Ningle Terrace Night Photo

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Furano Ningle Terrace Night Photo

金曜日, 4月 29th, 2011

Canal Town Otaru Walking Guide

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Canal Town Otaru Walking Guide

Otaru is a city that has developed significantly as a port town as soon as Japan entered Meiji period. During the golden age of Otaru, many business companies and banks have advanced into the town. Since 1960, it has gradually lost its roll as port town but the historical architectures are preserved up till today. [...]

水曜日, 4月 27th, 2011

Sapporo Beer Museum

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Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo Beer Museum is the only beer museum in Japan. There are exhibitions of beer history and Sapporo Beer’s achievements. In the end, you get to try the beer as well.

The building used to be a factory of sugar manufacturing company in Sapporo built in 1890, and became the former factory of Sapporo Beer [...]

月曜日, 3月 28th, 2011

Otaru Night Photo

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Otaru Night Photo

日曜日, 3月 20th, 2011

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

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Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo had succeeded breeding polar bear which is a difficult mammal to breed by our human hands. Because it is only 10 minute walk from the subway, this zoo is easy to visit.

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo aims for higher technology of breeding to have endangered species to stay in earth.

木曜日, 3月 10th, 2011

The Snow-White World Sapporo Snow Festival

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The Snow-White World Sapporo Snow Festival

The 62nd Sapporo Snow Festival was held in 2011. The event originates to 1950 when the local students created snow statues at Odori Park. This year, there were snow statues of the World Heritage in China “Temple of Heaven” 22m tall and characters from the musical “Lion King.”

The snow statue with height over 20m. The [...]

月曜日, 3月 7th, 2011

Rusutsu Resort

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Rusutsu Resort

Rusutsu Resort is one of the largest resort facilities in Hokkaido. During the winter season, the powder snow stacks up creating a great slope. Compared to NISEKO, there are fewer visitors so it is a recommended place to ski or snowboard.
The location is good too since you can access within an hour and half [...]

水曜日, 3月 2nd, 2011

Sapporo Tourist Guide

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Sapporo Tourist Guide

Sapporo is the main city in Hokkaido. It is the centre of economy and politics of Hokkaido. The city is organized in grid patterns because the developers modeled after Kyoto.
In 1972, the name of Sapporo was known to the world by the Sapporo Winter Olympics and became famous touring site. Since most sightseeing spots [...]