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Hill of the Buddha เนินแห่งพระพุทธเจ้า
“The Hill of the Buddha” (เนินแห่งพระพุทธเจ้า)
ออกแบบโดยสถาปนิกที่มีชื่อเสียง Tadao Ando เปิดให้บริการเมื่อธันวาคม 2015 ในพื้นที่สุสาน Makomanai Takino ในเมืองซัปโปโร ประเทศญี่ปุ่น
ทันทีที่ผ่านประตูเข้ามา จะพบกับรูปปั้นหินโมอายจำลองขนาดใหญ่ทั้ง 33 ตัว ซึ่งตั้งอยู่บนเนินทางเข้า ตรงข้ามกับรูปปันจะเห็นเศียรพระที่โผล่พ้นเนินสีขาวที่ปกคลุมไปด้วยหิมะมาแต่ไกล โดยช่วงฤดูใบไม้ผลิ,ฤดูร้อนเนินตรงนี้จะปกคลุมไปด้วยดอกไม้
เมื่อเดินเข้ามาด้านในจะพบกับอุโมงค์ความยาวประมาณ 40 เมตร มีพระพุทธรูป Atama Daibutsu ความสูง 13.5 เมตร น้ำหนัก 1500 ตันประดิษฐานอยู่ที่ปลายอุโมงค์
1. นั่ง Sapporo Subway สาย Nanboku Line ลงที่สถานี Makomanai ที่เป็นปลายทางสุดท้าย
2. จากนั้นต่อรถบัสท้องถิ่นสาย 108 (Chuo Bus) ใช้เวลาประมาณ 25 นาที (380 เยน) ลงสถานี Makomanai Takino Reien สุดสายเลย
9.00 - 16.00 น. (เมษายน - ตุลาคม),
10.00 - 15.00 น. (พฤศจิกายน - มีนาคม)
300 เยน ต่อคน เป็นเงินบริจาค
#sapporo #Japan #hokkaido #HilloftheBuddha
#รีวิวที่เที่ยว #หิมะ #ฤดูหนาว #เที่ยวหน้าหนาว
Ice creaming and wandering around Otaru
Otaru (小樽) is a great sightseeing city with a side day trip from Sapporo. It is located nearby Sapporo with only 38 km away by 49 minutes of JR train. The European-influenced harbor front city is full of charm with beautifully preserved canal areas and historical buildings.
In Hokkaido, soft serve ice cream in particular is incredibly popular. They also offer ice cream made with local specialty ingredients of each region. We literally had ice cream in every place we visited in Hokkaido, and the milk ice cream in Otaru is the absolute best. So yummy 🍦😋
#tripblazers #hokkaido #historicallandmarks #icecream #tripmoments
The Red Brick Office in Hokkaido
The Former Hokkaido Government Office is Hokkaido’s best-known symbol and the red star on its exterior wall is the symbol of the Hokkaido Development Commission.
The building was modeled on the Massachusetts State House in the United States. It is open for public, unfortunately, we were late. It was already the beginning of the evening, so it was closed.
6 Chome, Kita 3 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
8-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station and just six minutes from Sapporo Subway System.
#fallingseason #hokkaido #tripmoments
A perfect day at Usuzan Ropeway !
It’s not too cold but not too warm either ! Perfect weather w a very beautiful green scenery.
As the gondola goes higher, we can alr see the panaromic view overlooking Lake Toya & Showa Shinzan mountain. The view is just soooo breathtaking. You wish you could just stop and take in the moment to enjoy the view.
We went during early Sept, which is still summer season therefore the trees were still green. Pretty sure it’ll look even more amazing during autumn season. Also, we even get to see the Mt Usu Crater !
This is definitely a must go attraction & experience it yourself ! #usuzanropeway #Japan #Hokkaido #summer #timetotravel #freehotelstay #Trip
Furano the town of Flower 🌼
When you come to Hokkaido Japan, please make time to Furano
It is the Lavender town which mean full of flower
when you explore to Furano in Summer season you can see farm of Lavender at Tomita Farm
There is many souvenier you can buy which is things made by Lavender
The tips ti explore Furano you can driving by yourself, rent a car or you can took a tour bus for day trip 6000 yen per day
By bus tour they will bring you all the famous location to enjoy the scenery & also enjoy the local food
Make sure you try their Lavender Ice cream!!
#exploreasia #furano #hokkaido
Amazing view with every step of the path !
#capekamui #hokkaido One of the best locations to visit in Hokkaido ! Worth the 15 mins walk to the lighthouse and enjoying the view all the way.
It truly felt like an adventure going up and down the steps just to get to the lighthouse. Had to catch my breath once I reached but the view instantly made me forget the tiredness.
Will i do it again ? YES just to enjoy the breeze and admire the view while walking.
Exploring Hokkaido's Floral Wonderland and the Northernmost Point in Japan
In July 2023, my family embarked on an unforgettable journey to Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. With my mum, sister, and wife by my side, we discovered that Hokkaido's allure extends far beyond its famed winter landscapes.
Our adventure began in Sapporo, a city known for its culinary delights. We savored the exquisite flavors of miso ramen, a local specialty that left us craving for more. The comfortable weather added to the city's charm as we explored its vibrant streets.
A highlight of our trip was visiting Furano, renowned for its stunning flower parks. We were fortunate to witness the lavenders in full bloom, transforming the landscape into a sea of enchanting purple. At Farm Tomita, Shikisai Hill, and Hinode Park, we immersed ourselves in the breathtaking scenes, capturing the beauty of the colorful blooms. An unforgettable experience awaited us at Hinode Park, where we walked amidst illuminated lavenders, creating a magical spectacle that will forever remain etched in our memories.
Our journey took us to the picturesque town of Biei, where we discovered the mesmerizing Shirogane Blue Pond. The tranquil waters reflected a captivating shade of blue, giving the impression of a perfectly edited photograph. The serenity of the pond's surroundings left us in awe, allowing us to appreciate the wonders of nature.
Driving to Wakkanai, the northernmost point of Japan, was another highlight of our Hokkaido adventure. Although the weather obscured our view of Russia, the joyous moments spent together as a family were immeasurable. The scenic routes and vast landscapes added to the memorable experience, creating a sense of togetherness and appreciation for the beauty that surrounded us.
As we made our way back to Sapporo, we passed through Hokuryu Sunflower Village. Despite the sunflowers not being in full bloom, their vibrant presence still amazed us, adding a touch of brightness to the landscape.
Our Hokkaido adventure reminded us that the island is not limited to its winter charms. From the delightful cuisine of Sapporo to the captivating lavender fields of Furano, the ethereal beauty of the Shirogane Blue Pond, and the joyous family moments during our journey to Wakkanai, each experience left an indelible mark on our hearts. Hokkaido revealed its true essence, captivating us with its natural splendor and creating cherished memories that will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
#timetotravel #lavender #hokkaido #wakkanai #flowers
We flew in and out of Chitose Airport when visiting Hokkaido and Sapporo. It is a small airport but packed with plenty of fun stuff. There are souvenir shops selling Hokkaido treats, clothing stores such as Uniqlo, and Pokemon-themed shops. My favorite was Smile Road, which included a Royce’s Chocolate World - there was an exhibit on the history of chocolate, and even a factory where you could watch workers behind the glass making chocolate and see the different processes involved.
Quiet Retreat in the Japanese Countryside
We stayed five nights in the Neganuma area outside Sapporo. The Japanese countryside is very quiet as there are not many people, but we enjoyed the fresh air and rural scenery. There were plenty of farmer’s markets selling fresh produce and handmade goods. We also sampled food from various food trucks and cafes. There were several cafes selling artisan pizzas and fresh Hokkaido ice cream, which was delicious.
We stayed five nights at the Fairfield by Marriott Hokkaido Neganuma. It was fairly close to Chitose Airport. The hotel is very quiet and very clean. The building and facilities are new, and the staff are very polite and professional - they helped us book taxis and answer other questions. My favorite was the free miso soup provides in the lounge - it was probably the tastiest miso I’ve ever had!
Japan old railway in Hotaru
Address - Ironai, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido, 047-0031
Nearest Station - Otaru Station
Hakodate Main Line 5 minutes on foot
Phone Number - 0134-32-4111.
Avg. Price per Person - free
The first railway was laid in 1880 to transport coal mined from inland Hokkaido. The railway was abolished in 1985 as times changed. It is on the way from walk to hotaru canal.
The beauty of Cape Kamui
Getting There - Taking the tour bus or local bus ride around 2.5hrs from Hotaru train station
Attractions - sea, mountain
Food & Restaurants - restaurants and stalls nearby the cape kamui
Shopping - Japanese snacks, food and drinks
Entrance fee - free
Time to clime the mountain - 20 mins from bus station
Cape kamui is located within the region of Shakotan. The transportation is quite long for 2.5hrs riding bus, but it is worth for it’s view of Japan sea and mountain.
Hokkaido jingu shrine
Getting There - 30 mins with bus from Sapporo station
Attractions - shrine, park
Entrance fee - free
Opening hour - 9am daily, it could be differ according to their event or festival
Address - 474 Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-city, Hokkaido. Phone, : 011-611-0261
The famous shrine within the area of Sapporo city. This shrine is well known since from Meiji era.
Exploring Sapporo Beer Museum
Getting There - direct bus from airport and Sapporo station
Attractions - beer museum
Food & Restaurants - inside the museum
Shopping - beer, chip, cricket and so on
Fee - free of charge
Address: 542-1 Toiso, Eniwa, Hokkaido,061-1405 · Inquiries: Telephone: 0123-32-5802（Calling hours from 9:50 AM to 5:00 PM
Opening Hours: 10:10 AM-4:00 PM
Sapporo beer is the first beer factory in Japan.
Fantastic scenery of Otaru canal
Getting There - 10 mins walk from Otaru station
Attractions - canal, port
Hotels - several hotels within the city
Food & Restaurants - seafood restaurants
Avg price per person - free of charge
Access - easy to access from Sapporo station and it could take only 1 hr drive via train
Otaru unaga is famous for it’s vide with canal and European building. Possible to talk a boat along the canal. The view of the canal is stunning not only in daylight but also with the lightning.
Fun Bibai Show Land
Bibai Snow Land is fun! They have a lot of snow activities which the whole family can enjoy.
We took 30mins JR train from Sapporo to Bibai Snow Land. Booked the entrance ticket at about SGD42 including one hour use of the snow activities. There is free shuttle service in between Bibai Stn and Bibai Snow Land. Taking shuttle bus at 10.20am and coming back by 2pm shuttle bus is sufficient to enjoy all the activities.
The staffs there are very friendly and nice. This is beautiful snowland full of fun activities! They made Vegetarian lunch for us on our request as well. Really appreciated! #Bibai #Bibai snowland #Hokkaido
Sapporo Clock Tower 🇯🇵
The Clock Tower (時計台, Tokeidai) is a symbol of Sapporo. The building was constructed during the early period of Sapporo's development in 1878 as a drill hall of the Sapporo Agricultural College. In 1881 a clock purchased from Boston was installed.
Today, the Clock Tower serves as a museum with displays about the building's history and Sapporo on the first floor. On the second floor are displays about the clock and a spacious ceremony hall that calls to mind the simple buildings of the colonial American Midwest.
The Clock Tower is four blocks or a ten minute walk south of JR Sapporo Station, and one block north of Odori Park.
Admission fee: 200 yen
#hokkaido #sapporo #awesomepic #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #summervacation
Sapporo Garden Park 🇯🇵
Sapporo Garden Park houses the Sapporo Beer Museum where you can learn the history and the production of Hokkaido's Sapporo Beer 🍺
There are restaurants and shopping centers in the park. The buildings are mostly made of brick.
10-min walk from Higashi-Kuyakushomae Station on Metro Toho Line
📍 9-1-1 Kita 7 Johigashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
#travel #summervacation #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic #awesomepic #sapporo #hokkaido
The Hill of the Buddha
Atama Daibutsu. The hill of the Buddha is a Buddhist shrine at Makomanai Takino Cemetery in Sapporo, Japan. The statue of the Buddha is about 13.5 m tall surrounded by an artificial hill rotunda planted with 150,000 lavender plants.
We were late to see the lavender plants when we visited, and it was also rainy. Hence the weather was gloomy.
Access: From Makomanai Station, 23-min bus ride via Sapporo Chuo Bus 108, drop off at No.2 bus stop (380 yen)
Address: 2 Takino, Minami-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture
Opening hours: 9am-4pm (April-October), 10am-3pm (November-March)
Entrance fee: 300 yen donation
#summervacation #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic #travel #hokkaido #sapporo #japan
Easter Island Heads in Japan 🇯🇵
You can find these giant Moai heads at Makomanai Takino Cemetery in Hokkaido. 🗿🗿🗿 These statues that are lined up in a row are located at the entrance gate. You wouldn't expect to see such an awesome view in a cemetery. It feels like another world 🤩🤩🤩
This is prolly one of my recommendations when visiting Sapporo. Not only you will see these Moai heads, you will also see the Hill of Buddha and the replica of Stonehenge 😱
And, no entrance fee 🥰
#hokkaido #sapporo #japan #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic #cemetery
Great Stop at Kaminokuni-Monju
We love this rest stop.
If you are diving along the west coastal from Esashi to Matsumae, you should stop by Kaminokuni-Monju rest stop.
Not only you find great view, the stop break also have a restuarant, shop and toilet.
Going down the flight of stairs, you will see a Torii gateway on the rocks, which we missed it.
There is a window rock at Ohkannosaki, and the top of this hole is like a staircase, and it is called "Kami no Michi". A mysterious light rises from this "path of the gods" at night, and this is the so-called "dragon
Getting There - coastal drive
Attractions - great sea view and a Torri gate on the rocks.
Food & Restaurants - Yes
Shopping - Yes
Toilet - Yes
#summer #hokkaido #Kaminokuni #coastal #reststop
Picturesque Northern Coast of Otaru
If you are driving to Otaru, you may want to visit Cape Observatory and Hiyoriyama lighthouse at northern part of the town.
You can get a great view of the sea, the lighthouse and boating and fishing activities around the coast.
Getting There - Car or bus 11 with a long walk and climb
Attractions - Cape Observatory and Hiyoriyama lighthouse
#otaru #hokkaido #summer #sea #lighthouse
Experience Ski Lift Ride at Okurayama Ski Jump
Never taken a ski lift, you can do so at Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium!
This is not what you only get, you also get a view Sapporo city once you get to the top of the Ski Jump Stadium. There is cafe selling ice cream and snacks at the top of the stadium.
This venue held the ski jumping events of Sapporo Olympic Winter Games in 1972.
At the bottom, there is a museum provides the information about the Olympics and Paralympics through exhibitions of precious historical materials, such as equipment used by actual athletes.
If you are hungry, there is a cafe and restuarant at the Annex.
Don't forget to pick your souvenir at the shop before you leave!
Getting There - Car or take subway to Maruyama Koen station along Tozai line, then board Kuramaru-go bus at berth 4 of the bus terminal. Please note the bus runs once every hour. It takes around 10 min to reach. Attractions - Ski jump, ski museum, ski lift, city view
Food & Restaurants - Yes
Shopping - Yes
#summer #sapporo #hokkaido #skijump #skistadium #cityview
Everything for a fun family trip
It is an all in one kind of place for family with kids.
The amusement park has over 57 rides covering various roller coaster rides, trill rides, kid rides, amusement, kart and train, cable car to view Mt Yotei, outdoor water park.
There are more than 30 restaurants in entire amusement park, resort and hotel area.
While we were there in summer, the garden is filled with flowers and there is daily light show and musical fountain.
Those who enjoy onsen, they have you covered as well.
Parking is free.
Getting There - Car, shuttle service
Attractions - Amusement, cable car, Mt Yotei scenery, food, arcade, carousel, wave pool, onsen, rock climbing, animals, flowers and garden, ski
Hotels - Rusutsu Spa and Resort, Westin Rusutsu
Food & Restaurants - more than 30 options
Shopping - some shops
#amusementpark #hokkaido #rusutsu #allinone #summer
Get your fresh air, greens, mountains and lake here!
Yearning for some fresh air, greens, mountains and lake, then you should visit Lake Toya at Hokkaido in May / Jun.
The weather is cooling and you also get to see fireworks at the lake between 8.40pm to 9.10pm.
If you are driving, you can get another view of Lake Toya from Shukutsu Toya National Park Observatory.
The Lake Toya area is also an onsen town, many resorts offer osen facilities.
Getting There - Drive or JR Toya station or bus shuttle service offered by some resorts from airport.
Attractions - Lake Toya
Lake Toya - One-day Stop
A good place for onsen and hiking. The Toyako Onsen Bus Terminal serves as a transport node in this town to other places. It can be reached from Toya JR Station by bus/taxi. It costed me Y340 and the bus ride took about 20 min. There is limited bus service daily, so do check out the bus schedule. Google maps gives good recommendation of the travel route, cost and timing.
There was no bus service available to the Usuzan Ropeway as I was there in end-Apr (end of the "winter" period). The only option was to book a taxi from the hotel reception, and then at the Usuzan ticket counter for the return trip. The taxi trip will cost about Y2000 one-way.
It is also worth visiting the Kompirayama and Nishiyama Walking Trails for hiking. You get to see the devastation from the last volcanic eruption that was preserved.
There are also other attractions (that I didn't explore) such as Lake Toya Cruise and there also many sculptures along the lake shore for art enthusiasts.
Featured locations: Usuzan Ropeway, Kompirayama and Nishiyama Walking Trails
#hokkaido #laketoya #usuzanropeway #kompirayama #nishiyama
Otaru - Nice, quaint town
It's an excellent day trip out of Sapporo. You can reach Otaru from Sapporo via Airport Express (Y1590 one-way) that is covered by the Hokkaido Railway Pass. Travel time is only about 35 min. There are 2 to 3 trains each hour so it is really convenient.
Once you've reached Otaru, go to the Tourist Information Centre to get a detailed map with all the places of interest well marked up. You can then plan your route (a loop of course, to return to the station by the end of day).
Featured food: Sankakutei's Sanshoku-don (3 types of seafood, but you can always opt for other kaisendon), Sa Wa Wa Warabi Mochi and Ice-cream, Cremia Rainbow Ice-cream, Otaru Dango, Naruto Fried Half-chicken.
Featured locations: Otaru Train Station (classic train station featuring glass lamps), Otaru Canal, Music Box Museum, Shopping Streets.
#hokkaido #otaru #sapporo #daytrip #sankakumarket #musicboxmuseum
Hakodate - Eat, Walk, Repeat.
Featured food: Uni Muramaki's Nishiki Don, Grilled Squid Snack from Morning Market (very good souvenir but with short shelf life), fresh oysters at Hakodate Seafood Market and Chinese Chicken Burger at Lucky Pierrot.
Featured locations: Hakodate Morning Market, Seafood Market, Russian Orthodox Church, Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, Goryokaku Park, Hakodate Park and Red Bricks Warehouses.
#hokkaido #hakodate #unimuramaki #goryokaku #sakura #luckypierrot #redbrickwarehouses #hakodatepark
Shiroi Koibito Park โรงงานช็อกโกแลตชื่อดังแห่งเมืองซัปโปโร
🍫 Shiroi Koibito Park โรงงานช็อกโกแลตชื่อดังแห่งเมืองซัปโปโร
ฟินไปกับบรรยากาศดี๊ดี ของอาคารและการตกแต่งสไตล์ยุโรป เหมือนหลุดเข้ามาในเทพนิยาย! จะแวะถ่ายรูปตรงไหนก็สวยแน่นอน ❤
🍦 นอกจากนี้ยังมีกิจกรรมอื่นๆ ให้สนุกกับเพียบ เช่น
- ทัวร์โรงงานช็อกโกแลต ดูกระบวนการผลิตขนม (มีค่าเข้าชม)
- เวิร์กช้อปทำขนม เก็บเป็นที่ระลึกกลับบ้านได้
- โชว์พิเศษจากหอนาฬิกา ตุ๊กตาไขลานร้องเพลง
- อร่อยกับ Softserve ช็อกโกแลต
- ช้อปของฝากกลับบ้านให้จุใจแบบ Tax free จ้า
📌Shiroi Koibito Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido
- สถานี Miyanosawa ทางออก 5 เดินต่อประมาณ 7 นาที
- สามารถทะลุผ่านตึก Chieria เดินตามป้ายมาเรื่อยๆ พอออกจากตึก -> ข้ามถนน ก็ถึงแล้วค่า
#รีวิวญี่ปุ่น #Japan #รีวิวฮอกไกโด #Hokkaido #ซัปโปโร #Sapporo #ShiroiKoibito #โรงงานช็อกโกแลต #ChocolateFactory #ที่เที่ยวญี่ปุ่น
Hokkaido's breathtaking field
Farm Tomita is one of Hokkaido’s largest tourist attraction site. It has various beautiful flower fields including the 5-hectare lavender field and other flower gardens. The lavender flowers were almost gone when we visited.
The best time to visit Farm Tomita is in late June to early August. During this time the flowers in the garden will be in bloom and a colorful sight can be experienced.
Farm Tomita is a 25-minute walk from JR Furano Station. There is a special “Furano-Biei Norokko-go” train that runs between Asahikawa and Furano from June to mid-September. The train stops at the special station Lavender Farm Station, which is a 7-minute walk to Farm Tomita. You can also take a taxi but it's difficult to find one.
#farmtomita #lavenderfields #hokkaido #hokkaidotravel #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic #japan #japanstories
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