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JOZANKEI NATURE LUMINARIE 〜STAR BRIGHT FOREST〜

Jozankei is a hot spring town in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Featuring tourist attractions such as Futami Suspension Bridge, as well Jozankei's forests and gorges, a fantastic light performance taking advantage of the local topography is held here from June to October.

Ever wanted to experience ski jumping? Head to Sapporo, Hokkaido’s Okurayama Viewing Point!

Sapporo prides itself in having something to offer everyone: tourist attractions, gourmet food, and nature galore! And ever since hosting the Winter Olympics in 1972, it’s earned itself a spot on the map as a city of sports as well!
The Okurayama Viewing Point’s 134 meter ski jump is used by athletes for practice all year round, and it is the seasonal home of many international competitions.

Hokkaido YOSAKOI Soran Festival

The Hokkaido YOSAKOI Soran Festival is a fusion between Koichi Prefecture’s famous “Yosakoi Festival” and Hokkaido’s traditional folk works, Soran Bushi. The festival is held across 20 venues in Hokkaido’s Sapporo City. Various teams, equipped with wooden clapper instruments called “naruko,” fans, and banners, put on dancing displays. There are paid seats available, but typically every venue’s performances are available to view for free.

Feel "At-Home" in Hokkaido: Sapporo Guest House Waya

Located 6 minutes on foot from Kikusui Station in Sapporo City is Sapporo Guest House Waya.
It's popular for its "at-home" atmosphere, which feels just like staying overnight at a friend's house.
Over 70% of their guests come from countries beyond Japan.
Staying with people from a variety of nations, you may feel like you're studying abroad in Japan!

6 Gourmet Dishes to Try in Sapporo

Hokkaido, about an hour and a half from Tokyo by plane, is Japan’s leader in fishery yield and agricultural production output. In other words, Hokkaido is an area with an abundance of seafood, vegetables, meat, and other delightful ingredients. The quality of its products is well-known not only within Japan, but overseas as well.

New Product! Enjoy Winter's Gourmet Delights with the JR Tohoku-South Hokkaido Rail Pass ✩

In South Hokkaido and Tohoku, there's a lot of delicious food to eat in the winter! While the standard gourmet fare of winter is good, I recommend walking around town and trying the local delicacies. With the JR Tohoku-South Hokkaido Rail Pass, it's possible to go around these regions at a reasonable price. In this edition, I will introduce the places you can visit to savor winter's gourmet delights with this Pass!