Summer 2017 issue, Vol.36

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Professionals from the north

Preserving the cold smoking techniques learned by his father in Karafuto

In the past, there were several smoke shacks along the shores of Yoichi. Techniques learned from the Russians by Nanpo Tometarou, who ran a general trading business in Sakhalin (formerly Karafuto), are being handed down and preserved by his son and grandson.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

“Mitsui Fudosan Group Autumn Festival”

Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. will hold the “Mitsui Fudosan Group Autumn Festival” for a 2-day period on Sept. 9th and 10th (Sat. and Sun.)....



Masao Mimatsu, an explorer with knowledge on the origins of Toya tourism

My first experience with a bus tour was an elementary school field trip. Let me re-trace my memories of the trip. It can be called a trip to learn about Hokkaido again. Guided by these thoughts, I walked around Lake Toya.



A story that begins with a bus

Hanako (not her real name), is a bus tour guide in Sapporo. We interviewed this tour guide specialist who even travels throughout Hokkaido on her own time, about bus tours.


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What's new and interesting at KAI?

As Hokkaido's tourism industry grows, there are a number of issues, such as support for multiple languages. However, I think it would be interesting if there were many bus tours sold in each region of Hokkaido, marketed as appealing 'optional tours'.



How to enjoy bus tours

If you search “Hokkaido, bus tours” on the Internet, so many websites will come up. We asked Ota Yoichi, an experienced tour guide, for some tips on how to enjoy a bus tour.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Summer events at Akapla2017

An event held at Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza, Akarenga Terrace (hereafter referred to as Akapla). Please come and join us with your friends.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

SAPPORO Flower Carpet 2017

SAPPORO Flower Carpet 2017 will be held over a 4-day period from Thursday, June 22th to Sunday, June 25th at Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Spring, Light, Cherry Blossoms and the Terrace 2017

The long winter is over and the gentle sunshine of spring has arrived. On the first-floor atrium of Akarenga Terrace, some of the few Y...


The Latest News from ISHIYA

Gulliver Town

A new attraction, "Gulliver Town" will open at Shiroi Koibito Park on Saturday, April 22th.