Hokkaido

Hokkaido

 
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Important Notice

Due to damage by typhoons in August 2016, rail service between Eastern and Western Hokkaido remains disrupted as shown on the map below:

As of September 16, 2016

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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What To See

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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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327 users
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Furano

Town with beautiful lavender and flower fields.

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Visited by
760 users
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Sapporo

The largest city on the island of Hokkaido.

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2236 users
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Noboribetsu

Hokkaido's most famous hot spring resort.

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Visited by
502 users
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Hakodate

Southernmost city on Hokkaido.

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Visited by
1200 users
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Otaru

Harbor city near Sapporo with a canal.

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1203 users
7

Asahikawa

City in central Hokkaido famous for its zoo.

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Visited by
527 users
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Rusutsu

Attractive ski resort near Niseko.

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Visited by
132 users
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Jozankei Onsen

Popular hot spring resort near Sapporo.

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167 users
10

Abashiri

Known for its prison and drift ice in winter.

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Visited by
443 users

National Parks

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Shiretoko

National park on an unspoiled peninsula.

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302 users
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Daisetsuzan

Hokkaido's largest and wildest national park.

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294 users
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Onuma Park

National park 20 kilometers north of Hakodate.

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103 users
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Lake Toya

Site of Mount Usu, an active volcano.

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363 users
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Lake Shikotsu

Picturesque caldera lake near Sapporo.

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Visited by
161 users

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