Shimamui Beach in Shakotan is listed as one of “Japan’s 100 most beautiful sea shores”. Shakotan also has the only underwater national park in Hokkaido and it is a popular diving spot for local divers during the warmer months of … Read More!続きを読む
Fort Goryokaku (五稜郭, Goryōkaku) is a massive, star shaped, Western style citadel, which was built in the last years of the Edo Period for the defense of Hakodate against the imperialist threat posed by the Western powers. A few years later, the fort became the … Read More!続きを読む
Hokkaido Shrine was built in 1869, when Emperor Meiji ordered the enshrining of three deities. At the time, Hokkaido was known as Ezo but was renamed Hokkaido (Prefecture). The shrine sits on 180,000 square-meters of land filled with cherry trees. It … Read More!続きを読む
The Kushiro Marshland (釧路湿原, Kushiro Shitsugen) in Hokkaido was designated as a national park in 1987 in order to preserve the country’s largest wetland and marsh habitat which supports the only known population of endangered Japanese Cranes in Japan.
The forecast of Japan’s cherry blossom season is published by Japan Meteorological Corporation (JMC) and the private weather service Weathermap. The cherry blossoms start blooming around the same time almost every year. Sometimes the dates are just a few days … Read More!続きを読む