Nabana no Sato
The former Hokkaido Government Office Building is an imposing figure. The red brick structure is known affectionately locally as merely “the red brick office building.” Impressively, the building was the home of Hokkaido’s local government for around 80 years, until its current office was built.
The former government building was built in 1888 (Meiji Year 21), in the style of American neo-baroque architecture. The building is currently open to the public, free of charge. Inside, visitors are treated to a wealth of resources about the history and culture of Hokkaido. There are many volunteer staff on site, ready to provide information about the building and the region.
Address: 6 Chome Kita 3 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0003
Airport: New Chitose Airport
JAL cabin crews experience a segway tour.
Warm spring welcome by 200 beautiful blooming Sakura trees
The natural water curtain heals the body and soul
Islands of Kagoshima, rich in drama and wonder
Sakura blooms each spring from the south, covering Japan in a pink blanket as it travels northwards
Majestic Mt. Fuji, viewed from the shores of a quiet, idyllic lake
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district
Timeless Okinawan island landscape - framed by a row of Bise trees
Discover the healing powers of Okinawa’s most sacred “power spot”