Author Archives: Yasu

How to Take an Onsen

Onsen Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts Dos:       Pay at the Entrance: You can purchase tickets for day use onsens at the entrance. Children under 12 are  usually half the price of adults.YuYu Pippu is ¥600 for adults/¥300 for kids.  If … 続きを読む

Fratello Di Mikuni 

For those of you visiting central Hokkaido, especially the Daisetsuzan area you may be feeling a little left out of fine dining options. However, when you do you fancy something a little more fancy, we highly recommend Fratello Di Mikuni  … 続きを読む

YuYu Pippu Hotspring Kamiskawas Hokkaido

Yu-Yu Pippu Hot-Spring

Yuyu Pippu is a hot-spring Hotel that day trippers are welcome to use for the baths and or the restaurant. I use their baths nearly every day! It’s only 350 meters from Anya Cottage. With all this bathing experience I … 続きを読む

Calmiss Cafe Pippu Hokkaido

Calmiss Cafe

Calmiss Cafe is Calm and according to the owner, blissful. The 2 words, calm + bliss = Calmiss. The cafe is a beautifully restored house across from Pippu Station. Since we already had lunch at Pipu Cafe, we only came … 続きを読む

Pippi Cafe at Pippu Station Hokkaido

Pipi Cafe

Even if you will not be using the train to get to or from Pippu, it’s still worth it to go to Pippu Station to enjoy Pipi Cafe. The newly built and modernized station is brightly lit with it’s large … 続きを読む

Pippu Snow Night Festival

Pippu Night Festival

Pippu Snow Night Festival IV will be held but with some restrictions. Sadly, Very Veggie Food Truck will not be able to offer Hot Soup and Bread but there will be a lottery and fireworks as planned. Come and stay … 続きを読む

Yu-Yu Pippu Cafeteria

Yu-Yu-Pippu Cafeteria

Deep fried squid on rice with nori and sesame served with a bowl of miso soup and pickles on the side for ¥700 is not bad at all and maybe what you have come to expect from Japanese cafeteria food. … 続きを読む

Bus Schedule Asahikwa to /from Pippu Ski Resort

How to get to Pippu Ski Resort from Asahikawa

The easiest way to get to Pippu Ski Resort from Asahikawa is to take the Dohoku Bus from Asahikawa Station direct to Pippu Ski Resort. Between December 1st and March 31st there are 5 departures a day (extra departures represented … 続きを読む

Pippu Pudding

Pippu Pudding

Pippudding is obviously most famous for it’s light, fresh, creamy pudding and it’s not the be missed! But if  you head to their main shop, I highly recommend picking up at least one of their chiffon cakes. It’s the best … 続きを読む

NEED to take out Asahidake BC Tour

Full-service back-country tour with pick and drop off. Mountain guiding by an experienced local guide will ensure you have the best possible day on the spectacular central Hokkaido volcano. Be prepared for cold weather at the peak. We recommend packing … 続きを読む

Backcountry Tours Central Hokkaido


北海道在住20年のベテランバックカントリーガイドがご案内するプライベートツアーです。 続きを読む


旭岳や黒岳などの大きな山でのバックカントリーとは違う魅力があります。 続きを読む

Dohoku Local spot hopping


道北ならではの素晴らしい雪質、貸切かと勘違いするほど混雑のない斜面、のんびりとした雰囲気のコンビネーションは他のエリアでは味わえない特別な体験です。 続きを読む



ハイク時間全くなしでロープウェイをフル活用するツアーから15分程度の軽めのハイクを入れてよりよいスポットを目指すツアー、しっかり登って噴煙やより人の少ないスポットを目指すなど、お好みに合わせてお客様に最適なコースへ、安心安全で快適に楽しんでいただけるガイディングを行います。 続きを読む

Pipi Marche and bakery in Pippu, Kamikawa, Hokkaido

Pipi Marche and Bakery

Pipi Marche has 2 locations in Pippu Town. One is mainly a bakery offering freshly baked breads and sweet pastries. You can take out or if you choose to eat in you can have coffee served along with sweet selection. … 続きを読む

Boulangerie Mawarimichi

Boulangeria Mawarimichi

Although many people visit Hokkaido for it’s abundance of quality snow in winter, others  make their way north for the abundance of quality food. As expected, cities like Sapporo and Asahikawa are jam packed with gastronomical options, but you can … 続きを読む

Kawabata Ichiba Market in Pippu Hokkaido

Kawabata Ichiba Market

Kawabata Ichiba is a very popular market with tons of vegetables, some very local, some from other parts of Japan like Miyazaki lemons, and some fruit such as bananas and pineapples from even more tropical regions. The day I went … 続きを読む

Strawberry Cake shop in Pippu

Strawberry & Kaori & Pattiserie

If you are craving something sweet check out this lovely cake shop in Pippu Town. It’s right next to the market so if you are picking up a few things to make for dinner, pop in next door to Strawberry … 続きを読む



ぴっぷスキー場ではスキー、スノーボード以外にも好評のアクティビティがあります。 気球搭乗体験は真っ白に染まる比布の町や旭川盆地が見下ろせ、老若男女問わず家族やグループみんなで一緒に楽しめます… 続きを読む



私はスリランカに行った時に、おそらく1日1回以上3週間連続でカレーを食べましたが、旭川のスサンタキッチンが私の一番好きなのスリランカカレーです。 私はスサンタキッチンが大好きですし、私だけではなくたくさんのローカルからも愛され… 続きを読む