Yukigassen 雪合戦

March 1, 2016 Yukigassen-action-4

Yukigassen, the annual epic snow battle at Showa Shinzan near Toyako, Hokkaido.

Fly Fishing in Hokkaido

June 12, 2015 IMG_1129

Enjoy fly fishing near the Toyako (洞爺湖) / Noboribetsu (登別) area In Hokkaido.

Scenic Cycling in Hokkaido

May 31, 2015 FB Cover Spring Summer

Scenic Cyciling in Hokkaido

A trip Up North

October 17, 2014 Mashuko-wd

HOKKAIDian’s summer trip up north.

Mt. Usu Volcano Nishiyama Tr...

July 12, 2014 Spectacular view of Mt Usu and Funkawan (噴火湾) below

A chance to see up close the awesome power of nature.

Hokkaido Eagle Watching Tour

October 30, 2012 Photo by Jambomambo13.  Location: Hokkaido.  Source: Wikipedia.

A rare opportunity to observe one of the largest eagles in the world in their natural habitat.

Autumn Colors around Mt Usu

October 27, 2012 Hokkaido Fall Scenery

Fall scenic photos from in Date City Hokkaido.

Cape Earth (Chikyu Misaki) &...

October 21, 2012 View of the light house with the golden lights reflecting off the Pacific Ocean.  Another breathtaking moment in scenic Hokkaido.

Breathtaking Hokkaido scenic spot with majestic view of the Pacific Ocean.

The Journey Upstream

September 27, 2012 Hokkaido Chum Salmon

The Hokkaido salmon spawning season: Sep -Nov

Toya Lake Hill Golf Resort

June 20, 2012 Toya Lake Hill Golf Course

A gorgeous 27-hole golf resort in Hokkaido Just 90 minutes from the airport.

Kitsutsuki Log Hotel & ...

May 31, 2012 Kitsutsuki Log Hotel in Lake Toya Hokkaido

Cozy log cabin with an amazing view of Lake Toyako.

Shikotsuko Ice Festival

February 9, 2012 The massive Ice Wall at Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival Hokkaido

Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival – Hokkaido
2013 Dates: Jan 25th – Feb 17th

Hokkaido Local Shrine Festiv...

October 10, 2011 Whistle Candy tubes

Autumn is festival season in Hokkaido.

Hokkaido Fall Scenic Drive ...

November 10, 2010 previewk

Video of a fall scenic drive through Toyako, Hokkaido.

Hokkaido Fall Scenic Drive ...

November 9, 2010 Hokkaido Fall Foliage

Video of a scenic drive through Sobetsu Hokkaido in the fall.

Annupuri Village

September 15, 2010 Annupuri Village Chalet

Spending a few days with friends at the beautiful and relaxing Annupuri Village

Fukidashi Park – aka K...

September 14, 2010 Peaceful

Fun at the refreshing Fukidashi Park.

Kanzy Acoustic Bar

March 9, 2010 Kanzy

You will find many talented local musicians at the Kanzy Acoustic Bar in Date.

Nyoro Nyoro Ice Cave – Oht...

March 8, 2010 Nyoro Nyoro Ice

One of the most famous activities for us Date city locals is the trek to the Nyoro Nyoro Ice Cave.

Holiday Market Toya

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Holiday Market Toya and her sister shop, Mem House, are treasure troves of Japanese trinkets and memorabilia.

Showa Shinsan

February 12, 2010 Showa Shinsan

“It is called New Mountain because it sprang out of a wheat field after an earthquake in 1943. “

Gauche Bakery and Café

February 12, 2010 Fairy tale

Upon walking into Gauche Bakery and Cafe, you will notice that the natural wood interior and the beautiful lakeside view.

Lake Hill Farm – Video Upd...

February 9, 2010 Ice Cream Selections

If you like Hokkaido ice cream and beautiful sceneries, you will love Lake Hill Farm.