Hokkaido

Hokkaido

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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Cities and Resort Towns

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Niseko

Leading snow resort with lots of powder snow.

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Furano

Town with beautiful lavender and flower fields.

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714 users
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Sapporo

The largest city on the island of Hokkaido.

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Hakodate

Southernmost city on Hokkaido.

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1124 users
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Otaru

Harbor city near Sapporo with a canal.

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1136 users
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Noboribetsu

Hokkaido's most famous hot spring resort.

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467 users
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Asahikawa

City in central Hokkaido famous for its zoo.

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480 users
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Rusutsu

Attractive ski resort near Niseko.

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Visited by
125 users
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Jozankei Onsen

Popular hot spring resort near Sapporo.

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156 users
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Abashiri

Known for its prison and drift ice in winter.

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414 users

National Parks

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Shiretoko

National park on an unspoiled peninsula.

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281 users
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Daisetsuzan

Hokkaido's largest and wildest national park.

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279 users
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Onuma Park

National park 20 kilometers north of Hakodate.

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92 users
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Lake Toya

Site of Mount Usu, an active volcano.

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347 users
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Lake Shikotsu

Picturesque caldera lake near Sapporo.

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153 users

Hotels around Hokkaido

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