Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden | A popular travel spot where you can see Japanese macaques at the hot spring

Yunokawa Hot Spring is hot spring in Hakodate City. Yunokawa Hot Spring has an extremely popular tourist destination called Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden. Exclusively during the winter, the gardens have started a new activity where you can spend some time with the Japanese macaques that are live on the grounds.

This bold new concept has been garnering the park a lot of attention.

More people are coming to the botanical gardens just to see the Japanese macaques, but the green house, which is the main exhibit, is definitely worth checking out too.
I’ve tried to thoroughly cover all of the main highlights of the gardens in this article including “Monkey Mountain”, and the green house.

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Hokkaido’s Cherry Blossoms|Top 8 Cherry Blossom Spots Chosen by Hokkaido Residents

Sakura in hokkaido
Cherry blossoms bloom from late March to early April in most parts of Japan, but Hokkaido is different. Since it’s the northernmost island in Japan, it’s the last to warm up in the spring. Because of this, Hokkaido’s cherry blossoms bloom in late April.

Because they bloom after enduring such a long winter, Hokkaido’s cherry blossoms have a special beauty. Let’s take a look at some of Hokkaido’s beautiful cherry blossom spots.

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Rishiri Island Sightseeing Guide ~A Complete Guide From Spring to Autumn~

rishiri-nanbara-shitsugen2 At the Very End of Hokkaido: Rishiri Island.

Beginning with Rishiri Mountain, one of the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan, the island has countless fascinating sightseeing destinations. Surrounded by virgin forest and reflecting beautifully off of lake waters, the Rishiri Fuji is truly a superb sight. But that’s not all. Visitors can also enjoy peaceful woodland walks, leisurely strolls around the lake and tours of the many sightseeing spots.

This article will present all the info you need for an enjoyable time at Rishiri Island. We will give you information on the main sightseeing spots on Rishiri Island, talk about local cuisine, introduce a leisurely driving course around the island, and much more!

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The “Blue Pond” in Biei, its seasonal vistas, and how to get there

biei blue pond
The Blue Pond in Biei, Hokkaido has become a hot tourist spot in recent years. In this article, I am going to let you in on how the pond got its blue color, the best time to visit it, times when it becomes crowded and when visitors are relatively sparse, and about the allure of the Blue Pond itself.
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Recommended Season, Spots, and Travel Itinerary to Enjoy the Lavender Fields in Furano

furano-lavender-top-image “Speaking of Hokkaido, I think of the lavender fields in Furano”
“I want to see that scenery once in my life!”…… This is what many people say.

However, when is the best time to see them? Where are the viewing spots?

I wrote this article to answer such questions. I’m going to introduce the “This is it!” information based on my experience organizing lavender appreciation trips at a travel agency over many years.
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A Stunning view! Everything you need to know to enjoy the night view of Hakodate 120% and the best-kept secret spots

night view at Hakodate Mt.

The night view of Hakodate is especially popular and famous among Japanese sightseeing destinations.

It is not a place you can come visit so easily, so you want to make sure to enjoy it fully. But there are always questions like “Where is the best view?” “What time is the sunset?” “Where should I go for dinner?” that arise while planning a trip.

I have been to Hakodate a few times in the past. In this page, I will introduce everything through my experience so you can have the best Hakodate night view sightseeing experience to satisfy your desire!Read more

A Sightseers Introduction to Lake Akan ~Things to Know Before you Go~

Lake Akanの観光船
Even in Japan, famous for its abundant nature, Lake Akan is renowned for its incredibly pure water. It is well-known in Japan for its marimo, or moss balls, which can only grow in cool, pure water. Compared even to the eastern part of Hokkaido(道東/doto), it is a sightseeing spot rich in nature.


Around this lake lies not only nature, but the remnants of the culture of the Ainu, an indigenous people who lived in the area.
This is a charming place, where you can have your fill of hundreds of years of nature and culture. In this article, we will be introducing sightseeing spots around Lake Akan that you should absolutely visit in however much time you have here.

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All about Otaru Canal | Everything from a Model Course Devised by Travel Professionals to Lodging

Otaru Canal ‘Otaru’ is one of the leading tourist spots in Hokkaido with high popularity, and its symbol is the Otaru Canal. But what’s so special about the Otaru Canal? And how much tourism time should you set aside for it?

In this article, we’ve covered how to enjoy the Otaru Canal, places to visit and restaurants, hotels and more for those visiting Otaru for the first time! Staff at Japanese travel agencies who’ve been to Otaru countless times will give you a thorough introduction.
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A superb view of sapphire blue! The season when the waters of Lake Mashu sparkle with mystery

冬のLake Mashuの氷結

Which of Hokkaido’s lakes is the most beautiful?
If you asked this question, one name would surely be given to you. Lake Mashu.

It holds a sublime beauty which instills awe in people. So much so, that the indigenous people of Hokkaido, the Ainu, called it the Kamuy-to (Lake of the Gods). Lake Mashu is at its most radiant in the season when it is almost frozen over.

The season when Lake Mashu starts to freeze over comes every year from the last third of January to around the 20th of February.
It’s especially beautiful while the freezing is still in process. The white ice makes the lake look much nicer, until its surface sparkles radiantly in sapphire blue.
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