* Hokkaido Travel Tips的部落格

*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.



Oshinkoshin瀑布 / Oshinkoshin Falls


Oshinkoshin Falls (Shari) is the biggest easily accessible waterfall in the Shiretoko district. It is 50 meters high and is very wide. Oshinkoshin means a place where ezomatsu, a common pine tree of Hokkaido, grows a lot in Ainu language. It’s located on Route 334. From the parking area, there is a path with steps to the middle of the falls; from where visitors can enjoy the splendid view. This famous waterfall features in Japan’s top 100 Waterfalls. It looks like two waterfalls’ combined, with it’s other name being Soubi-no Taki, which means a pair of beautiful waterfalls.

10月下旬的札幌 / In Sapporo at the end of October


In Sapporo at the end of October, the highest temperature on a warm day is around 15 degrees, and the lowest temperature on a chilly day is below five degrees. In residential areas, snow is still uncommon, but, passes in mountain areas are sometimes covered with thin snow. If one needs to drive there, winter tires are necessary. A thin coat is acceptable. but won’t suffice on a cold day. However, a winter thick coat would be excessive. The best choice is to have one which is easy to carry, and put on and take off easily.

岩內渡假公園·海景 / Iwanai Resort Park-Marine View


Iwanai Resort Park-Marine View (Iwanai) is on a hill from where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of both the whole of Iwanai, and the Sea of Japan. During the day, Iwanai Port and Shakotan Peninsula can be easily admired. At night, the lights of fishing boats and stars in the sky are very beautiful. This is actually a paid camping site, but the parking area with an observation point is free of charge. There are onsen facilities nearby. A playground for children is also free. It takes about 15 minutes by car from the center of the town.