This is a 334m high mountain in Hakodate city. The mountain peak can be accessed by rope way, and one can witness the stunning night views of Hakodate - one of the three famous night viewing spots of Japan. The shape of the mountain also looks like a sleeping cow, which is why the mountain also has the nickname of "large cow mountain".
This is an Onsen in Hakodate City. It is located along the coastal area and is part of the local residential and school area, and is affectionately known as "Hakodate's salon". The onsen also has amazing views of the Tsugaru strait and Mount Hakodate.
This is a temple that was built in 862 AD by Ennin of Tendai sect , and one of Japan's three sacred sites. It is believed that this is a place where dead spirits of the Osorezan mountain gather. It is also famous for the summoning of a female priest named "Itako". At the entrance of the mountain there are the "three rivers", and it is said that if you cross the bridge, that a post life world awaits, known as the "136 hells". The bridge is said not to be passable to those who are evil.
This is an Onsen hot spring in Noboribestu City. The area is known as the "Onsen department" due to the amount of spring water from this area. There are various restaurants and souvenir shops in the area nearby known as the Gokuraku street. This area was treasured by the Ainu people as a place of healing, in the past.
This is an Inari shrine with an unknown construction date. It is said to house the God known as Ukanomitama, the main God, with Satahiko and Omiyanome as the other inhabiting Gods. Inside the traditional Japanese park, there are around 200 orange/red colored Torii gates as well as a fox statue, which is said to be a servant to the temple Gods, creating an atmosphere that can bring a true feeling of closeness to the holy spirits.
This is a caldera lake in Shikotsu Toya National Park. Surrounded by sightseeing spots such as Usuzan, Showa Shinzan and Toyako Onsen, 4 million people visit each year. It is the 9th largest lake in the country, and Ezo deer inhabit the area by the lakeside. Toya in the Ainu language meaning "the lake shoreside".