Furano is located in mid Hokkaido. It is an agricultural city. It is also a place which is best suited for viewing Lavender. Different types of purple lavender can be found in the gardens around the city.The Tomita Farm there has the longest history. You will find boundless amount of lavender and therefore it has attracted large number of tourists visiting. It has earned t...
If you ask someone from Sapporo to recommend a good coffee shop, Morihico must be on the list. It has a few branches in Sapporo and the main store is the most popular. The Morihico main store is located at the residential area near Hokkaido Shrine and  Maruyama Park. It is situated inside a small lane. The owner has spent over 3 years to convert a wooden residenti...
It has become a popular activity in Hokkaido whereby people usually go for a drink and have a puff after dinner. A lot of dessert shops now open past midnight.One of them is a puff shop called Parfaiteria PaL, situated at level 6 of a large building in the city center. It just takes 3 minutes walk from the Hosui Susukino Station. There is a slogan at the restaurant whic...
The Patchwork Road is one of the two major sightseeing routes in Biei. It is located in the northern part of the city. The Patchwork Road will include sights such as Yadou Dream Hill, Mild Seven Hill, North West Hill Prospect Park, Seven Star Tree, Parent Tree, KEN&MARY, etc. People will visit these sights and used them as checkpoints when they travel in the area. ...
The scenic spots at Biei are often located near two major roads, which are the Patchwork Road and the Panorama Road. The Sanai Hill Observation Park is located on the Panorama Road. Since it is located very close to the Shinno Hill Observation Park, people usually will come by if they are traveling by bicycle in the area. There is a pavilion at the Sanai Hill Observati...
Blue Pond is one of the best sceneries in Hokkaido. The view was born due to certain coincidence. In 1988, to prevent the mud from flooding the nearby area when there’s volcano detonation, a dam was built which allows the Biei stream water to flow into an artificial lake created by the dam. The water contains rich minerals and aluminium, and due to the reflection of the su...
Otaru is a harbour in Hokkaido. In addition to being famous for its canal and storage facilities, you can also find the ruins of the former JR Temiya Line. The railway was built in 1880 and is the oldest railway in the area. It has linked between Otaru and Sapporo and is very important to the economic development of the area. After the Temiya Line has stopped service, ...
It is a must do activity to try the hairy crab when we visit Hokkaido. Summer is the best season to enjoy hairy crab as they are all full of nutrition and therefore are very tasty. Inside the Susukino area of Sapporo, there is a restaurant called Isokin which uses the best local culinary method to prepare the hairy crabs at very reasonable price. Here crabs are prepare...