Autumn 2017 issue, Vol.34

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A Traveler aims for a guesthouse - in the case of Sosei Higashi's Guesthouse Yuyu

"Guesthouse" is a word that is often heard recently, but what kind of a place is it? I went to stay at Guesthouse Yuyu, which has recently opened in the Sosei Higashi district of Sapporo.

2017/02/22

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The towns of Hokkaido

Lesser-known Muroran, the "city of slopes"

Few people are conscious of Muroran being a "city of slopes", despite the city's name itself originating from the Ainu words meaning "small downhill slope". Take a walk on the slopes and begin to see Muroran’s history.

2017/02/22

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The Showa era lives on in this restaurant row under a bus terminal

We visited the old-timey restaurant row under the Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal, a well-kept secret.

2017/02/15

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The towns of Hokkaido

In Search of the cliff-top "Lamp-jo"(Lamp Castle)

"The fact that it exists at all is a miracle." People who visit there for the first time all become a little excited. But why has the establishment on the cliff been able to continue for 55 years? Our curiosity has been aroused.

2017/02/15

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Sapporo Sake Born on the Banks of a River

Nipponseishu Co., Ltd., which is right in front of the Toyohira River, is the oldest existing sake brewery in Hokkaido. It uses the underground water of the Toyohira River in its sake brewing. It continues to make a clear, smooth sake suitable to the northern territories by scooping up pure water with a moderate mineral content from a well dug 150 meters under the brewery.

2017/02/08

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Following an old map on a walk around Sosei Higashi district #1

A high quality map is like a library full of history books of the area. Let’s follow an old map to learn the details of Sosei Higashi as we walk through town.

2017/02/08

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TALK-3: Things born from Downtown Sapporo- People Gather around Tongu Again

At Tongu you can find Sapporo’s oldest "Komainu"(guardian lion-dogs). Tongu has the reputation of bringing blessings to match-making, and the number of young people who visit the shrine has been increasing. From this attractive little shrine, the driving force of town planning has been born.

2017/02/08

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The towns of Hokkaido

Experience 'Striking While the Iron is Hot'

In Muroran, you can experience for yourself the proverb "Strike while the iron is hot." Wanishi Hachijo Atelier, which is run by the nonprofit Tetsupro, is in the Wanishi district, where ironworks once prospered. I visited the workshop and made an iron key ring.

2017/02/08

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Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

“AkaPla” Illumination 2016-2017

“AkaPla” Illumination 2016 will be held at the Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza (“AkaPla” Red Brick Plaza) from November 11th (Friday) until mid-March next year! AkaPla’s beautiful rows of streetside gingko trees, which are in fact Hokkaido’s oldest streetside trees, will be specially lit up for their starring role...

2017/02/08

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Meet you at Nijo Market! – Part 3

Sapporo's Nijo Market- 150 years of history. I learned why people walk through it, eat here, and have loved it for many years.

2017/02/01

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