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10 Things to Do in Kamikawa

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10 Things to Do in Kamikawa Kamikawa ( 上川町 ) is a town in the Kamikawa Subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan . The name of the town comes from the fact that it is located upstream of the Ishikari River. For those planning to visit the town of Kamikawa to check what it has to offer, here are the 10 Things to Do in Kamikawa : Kamikawa manhole cover 1. Take a picture of the  manhole cover of Kamikawa . So far, I have seen 1 unique manhole cover. It is commonly seen around town. Ogamigawa Shrine 2. Visit the   Ogamigawa Shrine   ( 大上川神社 ). It is the main shrine of the town. You can pay your respects and offer prayers here any time of the day. Don’t forget to avail of the shrine’s goshuin if you collect them. Kamikawa Heritage Museum 3. Visit the  Kamikawa Heritage Museum  ( 上川町郷土資料館・ふる里たいせつ館 ) and learn about the past of the town with the numerous Showa period displays. The entrance is free. Kamikawa Park 4. Stroll around and enjoy the fresh air at  Kamikawa Park  ( 上川公園 ). If you time your v

10 Things to Do in Aibetsu

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10 Things to Do in Aibetsu Aibetsu ( 愛別町 ) is a town in the Kamikawa Subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan . The town's name finds its origin in the Ainu term " aipet ," signifying "arrow" or "thorn" river. This nomenclature draws attention to the terrain's pronounced incline, which has given rise to the swift-flowing Aibetsu River, often likened to the velocity of an arrow in flight. This narrative has circulated over time, attributing the town's appellation to this rapid watercourse. For those planning to visit the town of Aibetsu to check what it has to offer, here are the 10 Things to Do in Aibetsu : Aibetsu manhole cover 1. Capture the uniqueness of Aibetsu through its manhole covers . There's one particularly distinctive design that you can spot around the town. Aibetsu Shrine 2. Visit the  Aibetsu Shrine  ( 愛別神社 ). You can pay your respects and offer prayers here any time of the day. Don’t forget to avail of the shrine’s goshuin if you

10 Things to Do in Toma

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10 Things to Do in Toma Toma ( 当麻町 ) is a town in the Kamikawa Subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan . The town’s name came from the Ainu words " to " (lake), " oma " (enter), and " nai " (river). However, nai was eventually dropped, and what remained became the town's current name. For those planning to visit the town of Toma to check what it has to offer, here are the 10 Things to Do in Toma : Toma manhole cover 1. Take a picture of the  manhole cover of Toma . So far, I have seen 1 unique manhole cover. It is commonly seen around town. The colored version of it is located outside the Toma Town Local History Museum. Toma Shrine 2. Visit the Toma Shrine ( 當麻神社 ). You can pay your respects and offer prayers here any time of the day. Don’t forget to avail of the shrine’s goshuin if you collect them. Toma Roadside Station 3. Visit the  Toma Roadside Station  ( 道の駅 とうま ). It is a great place to go for a stretch or toilet break after a long drive and has a s

10 Things to Do in Pippu

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10 Things to Do in Pippu Pippu ( 比布町 ) is a town in the Kamikawa Subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan . The name of the town is derived from the Ainu language, but there are various theories. According to the theory proposed by Masahi Shirasato, it is said that " pippi-pet " (rolling stones in the river) evolved into " pippet ", " pip " or " pipi ". Another theory suggests that it originated from " pi-o-p " (a place with many stones). It’s good to note that the town is the only municipality in Japan that starts with the letter P. For those planning to visit the town of Pippu to check what it has to offer, here are the 10 Things to Do in Pippu : Pippu manhole cover 1. Take a picture of the  manhole cover of Pippu . So far, I have seen 1 unique manhole cover. It is commonly seen around town. Pippu Pokemon manhole cover 2. Check out the  Pippu Pokemon manhole cover . It is installed outside the Pippu Station, along  with the unique Pippu manho

10 Things to Do in Takasu

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10 Things to Do in Takasu Takasu ( 鷹栖町 ) is a town in the Kamikawa Subprefecture of Hokkaido, Japan . Large birds like black kites, sparrowhawks, and goshawks have been said to have lived in Takasu Town when it was still an uninhabited region. The locals gave it the name " Chikappuni ", which means " a place (nest) where a large bird (hawk) lives ." in the Ainu language. It was translated to the kanji 鷹栖 which is read as " Takasu " . That’s why it is no surprise that the mascot of the town – Attakasu-kun is a hawk.  For those planning to visit the town of Takasu to check what it has to offer, here are the 1 0 Things to Do in Takasu : Takasu manhole cover 1. Take a picture of the  manhole cover of Takasu . So far, I have seen 1 unique manhole cover. It is commonly seen around town. Takasu Hachiman Shrine 2. Visit the  Takasu Hachiman Shrine  ( 鷹栖八幡神社 ). You can pay your respects and offer prayers here any time of the day. However, don’t confuse this with

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