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Column: 100 things that Hokkaido kids should experience: Daisetsuzan National Park “Pika Watching” And Cape Kiritappu “Rakko Watching”

In this article, I’d like to share two wildlife watching activities that are best combined with camping to maximise your time in nature. The first is searching for northern pika, or “Ezo-nakiusagi...

Column: At the Heart of the Lily

The beautiful Heart-leaved Lily (Cardiocrinum cordatum) is a tall stately perennial plant that takes up to a decade to reach maturity.Once it has achieved full growth, its heart-shaped leaves may ...

【Column】The Appeal of Hokkaido

Hokkaido has been growing in popularity over the last few years, both domestically and internationally, and although Covid seriously impacted people's ability to get here, it hasn't changed why peo...

【Kamuy landscapes】 Morning mist tunnel

In the early morning before sunrise, in search of wild animals I headed deeper along the Shiretoko Park Line in Utoro, Shari Town, located in the Eastern Hokkaido Okhotsk region. Passing the Shiret...

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The Kutchan Tourism Association in the Shiribeshi region of central Hokkaido has this year launched a summer-only shared office project in the Hirafu district of the town of Kutchan, in an effort t...

A free loop-route bus service limited to Saturdays and Sundays, which departs from JR Niki Station and takes in wineries and the like in the town, has been reintroduced in the town of Niki in the S...

On July 16, Rokkatei, a confectionery manufacturer and vendor, held its first ‘Rokka-no-Yoru,’ a nighttime event featuring music and light art in its tourist garden ‘Rokka-no-mori,’ which is locate...

On July 17, the 2022 installment of "Down the Teshi", one of Japan's largest canoe touring competitions, was held after a two-year absence. 206 canoe enthusiasts from inside and outside of Hokkaido...

The 2022 installment of one of Japan's largest jazz festivals, "Sapporo City Jazz", opened in Sapporo City on July 16. "Park Jazz Live" concerts were held with audiences for the first time in two ...

Hakodate-based Odajima Suisan Foods has produced its first ‘shiokara’ (salt-picked seafood) pickled in sake barrels made from the wood of ‘southern Hokkaido cedar,’ a tree native to the region. The...

On July 15, the ‘Floating Hydrangea Festival’ began in the town of Matsumae in the Oshima region of southern Hokkaido, where, despite the rain, visitors enjoyed hydrangea flowers floating on an L-s...

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