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Hokkaido Travel Guide

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Hokkaido (kC, Hokkaidō) is the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan's four main islands. Its weather is harsh in winter with lots of snowfall, below zero temperatures and frozen seas, while in summer it does not get as hot and humid as in the other parts of the country.

With its unspoiled nature, Hokkaido attracts many outdoor lovers, including skiers and snowboarders in the colder seasons and hikers, cyclists and campers from June to September.

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Attractions
Cities and Resort Towns
 1  Niseko
Leading snow resort with lots of powder snow.
User rating: 86/100 (124 votes)
Visited by: 278 users
 2  Furano
Town with beautiful lavender and flower fields.
User rating: 85/100 (239 votes)
Visited by: 628 users
 3  Sapporo
The largest city on the island of Hokkaido.
User rating: 85/100 (835 votes)
Visited by: 1867 users
 4  Otaru
Harbor city near Sapporo with a canal.
User rating: 83/100 (433 votes)
Visited by: 997 users
 5  Noboribetsu
Hokkaido's most famous hot spring resort.
User rating: 83/100 (173 votes)
Visited by: 414 users
 6  Hakodate
Southernmost city on Hokkaido.
User rating: 83/100 (403 votes)
Visited by: 1006 users
 7  Asahikawa
City in central Hokkaido famous for its zoo.
User rating: 76/100 (145 votes)
Visited by: 412 users
 8  Rusutsu
Attractive ski resort near Niseko.
User rating: 74/100 (44 votes)
Visited by: 116 users
 9  Jozankei Onsen
Popular hot spring resort near Sapporo.
User rating: 72/100 (59 votes)
Visited by: 145 users
 10  Tomamu
Large ski resort in central Hokkaido.
User rating: 70/100 (10 votes)
Visited by: 24 users
 11  Abashiri
Known for its prison and drift ice in winter.
User rating: 66/100 (131 votes)
Visited by: 367 users
 12  Matsumae
The only former castle town on Hokkaido.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 4 users
National Parks
 1  Shiretoko
National park on an unspoiled peninsula.
User rating: 90/100 (99 votes)
Visited by: 247 users
 2  Rishiri and Rebun
Small islands near Hokkaido's northern tip.
User rating: 88/100 (38 votes)
Visited by: 84 users
 3  Daisetsuzan
Hokkaido's largest and wildest national park.
User rating: 85/100 (99 votes)
Visited by: 249 users
 4  Onuma Park
National park 20 kilometers north of Hakodate.
User rating: 81/100 (40 votes)
Visited by: 88 users
 5  Akan National Park
National park with beautiful lakes.
User rating: 78/100 (130 votes)
Visited by: 376 users
 6  Lake Toya
Site of Mount Usu, an active volcano.
User rating: 77/100 (116 votes)
Visited by: 317 users
 7  Lake Shikotsu
Picturesque caldera lake near Sapporo.
User rating: 72/100 (53 votes)
Visited by: 139 users
 8  Kushiro Marshlands
Marshlands populated by Japanese cranes.
User rating: 69/100 (80 votes)
Visited by: 231 users
 
Special Interest Guides
  Hokkaido Food Guide
  Guide to the local cuisine of Hokkaido.

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English Links
Hokkaido Government
Official homepage of the prefectural government.
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Useful website for driving in Hokkaido.

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