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*Hokkaido Travel Tips’ Blog
We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.



雲石 / Unseki


Unseki (Yakumo Town) is a strange-shaped rock which reminds one of clouds in the sky. Un stands for cloud, and seki stands for stone. In 1529, a commander of the Ainu (aboriginal people of Hokkaido) fought with the Wajin (the Yamato race,who are ancient native people of Honshu.) An Ainu myth tells that the fighting strength of the Wajin was inferior to the Ainu’s, and the Wajin hid behind this rock. Black clouds came out from the rock and covered the sky, and the Ainu people fled. This rock has interesting holes, with one of them being peculiarly similar to the shape of Hokkaido.

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